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O’Neill Sea Odyssey is a 501c3 non profit organization. The O’Neill Sea Odyssey experience cultivates positive environmental behaviors and builds a positive community impact through the student action projects completed by each participating class, all for free.  You can donate with confidence knowing that our entire budget comes from the generosity of our donors, your support directly impacts the lives of our students. You can see how we compare to other nonprofits through Charity Navigator.  Reoccurring gifts provides dependable funding for our day-to-day operations, and is most efficient for our limited staff time and resources. Creating regular opportunities for giving is not only good for the O’Neill Sea Odyssey, but good for you too!


If you wish to name the O’Neill Sea Odyssey in your will or trust, Thank You! Your gift will allow the long-term sustainability and viability of our program for future generations. 

Draft recommended language would look like: “NAME would like a gift {(in the amount of) or (of x% of estate)} made to O’Neill Sea Odyssey, a California Nonprofit Organization – based in Santa Cruz, California.  The purpose of this gift is to support the organization’s work to educate youth about the ocean and the environment.

If you are over the age of 72, and you are required to take a Minimum Distribution making a Qualified Charitable Distribution is a gift that can make immediate impact for the O’Neill Sea Odyssey without increasing your income taxes.

Always consult with your tax advisor to determine what’s right for your portfolio.

Donating stock shares is an excellent option for making generous gifts to the O’Neill Sea Odyssey.

Please consult your tax advisor regarding the tax deductibility and timing of your gift.  All gifts of stock will be received and transferred by the Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County.

Help us advance our goal for climate adaptation and resiliency and make a corporate gift through 1% for the Planet.



If you have questions, or would like to make a gift by check, you can mail it to:

O’Neill Sea Odyssey, Attn: Tracey Weiss, Executive Director
2222 East Cliff Drive, Suite 222
Santa Cruz, CA 95062