Support Manatee Protection

We need your help today to ensure a better future for manatees tomorrow. Your tax-deductible contribution to Save the Manatee Club provides essential funding for Club programs such as public awareness and education programs; manatee research, rescue, and rehabilitation efforts; and advocacy and legal action to ensure better protection for manatees and their aquatic habitat.

What Your Donations Support

If no donation fund is specified, funds are used as needed to help us pick up the balance once a special project fund has been depleted and cover our regular operating costs. If you would like your funds to be used for something more specific, you can designate your donation to one of the following funds:

Gifts to this fund help ensure that the growing number of manatees in need of emergency care can be rescued, rehabilitated, and, when possible, released back to the wild.

Emergency Rescue Fund

Support is dedicated toward projects which enable us to learn more about manatees and their aquatic environment, and our work to maintain and restore critically imperiled habitats.

Research and Conservation Fund

Assists with funding projects and helping our partners overseas, supplying them with the financial and substantive support they need to educate the public, perform vital research, and rescue and rehabilitate manatees in remote areas of the world.

International Rescue Fund

This fund is dedicated toward our work in the legal system to ensure the protections for manatees and their aquatic homes are in place, enforced, and strengthened when possible.

Legal Action Fund

Helps us continue our outreach and education programs such as our live-streaming manatee webcams and shoreline public awareness signs.

Education and Technology Fund

Fundraise for Manatees

If you’re interested in hosting a bake sale, streaming a game, celebrating a birthday, or just raising awareness for manatees, you can start a fundraiser and designate the funds to Save the Manatee Club. You can consider one of the following fundraising tools to help you organize your efforts or use your own preferred platform. Questions? Contact – we’re happy to assist!