By giving your support, you are actively participating in our work to protect wild dolphins. We rely on contributions from donors like you.
Please help by making a monetary donation, or by providing usable equipment. Your tax-deductible donation helps support our world-class conservation and research efforts to protect wild dolphins.
Donations of funds or equipment are tax-deductible (Florida State Solicitations Registration No. SC-01172). The SDRP is the co-equal business name of the Dolphin Biology Research Institute, which is a Sarasota, Florida-based 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation (IRS-EI#59:2288387). For more information, please see our Community Foundation of Sarasota County Giving Partner Profile
More than 95% of your donation will go towards helping us study and help wild dolphins.
Your contribution will sponsor:
- Dolphin rescues and follow up monitoring
- Long-term monitoring of the health, status, and trends of the Sarasota Bay dolphin community
- New research initiatives
- Public outreach and education to protect dolphins
- Helping to save species and populations
- Training the next generation of conservation leaders
Your support is of great importance. Thank you for your help!
If you prefer, please mail donation checks payable to “Dolphin Biology Research Institute” to:
Sarasota Dolphin Research Program
708 Tropical Circle
Sarasota, FL 34242
The Sarasota Dolphin Research Program (SDRP) will gladly accept donations of usable boats, vehicles, and other equipment that may help our dolphin research projects.
The SDRP is the co-equal business name of the Dolphin Biology Research Institute, which is a Sarasota, Florida-based 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation (IRS-EI#59:2288387). Donations of funds or equipment are tax-deductible (Florida State Solicitations Registration No. SC-01172).
We rely on donated boats and equipment. Our current fleet of active research boats and trucks is composed largely of donated equipment. Cash realized from sales of donations go entirely to offset research and education program expenses.
For more information, please contact:
Dolphin Biology Research Institute
Other Giving Options
We offer three additional ways for you to make a tax deductible contribution to help our dolphin research and conservation efforts.
Donate to the Chicago Zoological Society
Since 1989, the Chicago Zoological Society (CZS) has led the Sarasota Dolphin Research Program partnership. The mission of CZS, which operates the Brookfield Zoo in Chicago, IL, is to inspire conservation leadership by connecting people with wildlife and nature. CZS is an international leader in wild dolphin conservation activities. CZS accepts tax deductible contributions and applies the funds directly to the SDRP’s research and conservation activities. If you would like to make a gift to support the Sarasota Dolphin Research Program, please call 708-688-8317. The Chicago Zoological Society operates under Florida State Solicitations Registration No. CH19258. A copy of the official Florida registration and financial information may be obtained from the division of consumer services by calling toll-free 800-435-7352 within the state or at www.freshfromflorida.com. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the state.
Donate to the Mote Marine Laboratory
Mote Marine Laboratory (MML) has provided facilities and collaborated with SDRP since 1992 as part of a cooperative agreement with the Chicago Zoological Society. The MML has been an international leader in marine research since 1955, and has been an informal supporter of the SDRP research since 1970. MML accepts tax deductible contributions on behalf of the SDRP. Please link to MML’s donation page. Please indicate clearly that the donation is specifically intended to support the “Sarasota Dolphin Research Program”
Organized by the SDRP founders in 1982, the Dolphin Biology Research Institute (DBA Sarasota Dolphin Research Program) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to research and conservation of dolphins and their habitat. Employer Identification No. 59-2288387; Florida Charitable Contributions Solicitations Registration No. CH1172
A copy of the official Florida registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll-free (800-435-7352) within the state or at www.freshfromflorida.com. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the State. This organization retains 100% of all contributions received.
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