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Financial Information


We gladly accept donations to support our programs! Unrestricted donations are used where the need is greatest, or you may designate your donation to our Art Mitchell Scholarshop Fund, which supplies scholarships to financially needy students so they can attend a MarineLab program with their peers, or to our MarineLab Undersea Lab Museum. We will be starting a capital campaign fund to totally renovate our campus, turning it into a state-of-the-art, self-powered "green" facility. We have big dreams! Visit our Donate page to make an online donation.

Program Service Fees

Marine Resources Development Foundation is primarily supported by its MarineLab education program service fees, which are set as low as possible to maximize students' ability to participate and cover all costs to provide a high-quality, safe program in a well-maintained, secure facility.


We are always on the lookout for grants, and have received several over the course of our existence for specific projects! Currently, we are funded by the Disney Conservation Fund (seagrass surveys) and the Ocean Reef Conservation Association (providing Coral Reef Classroom programs to our local 7th graders).


Our Tax Returns & Identification numbers

Federal ID Number 67-0258256
Florida Charitable Solicitations License CH113

Here you can find our most recent Form 990s. We are also listed on Guidestar and Charity Navigator.