Laguna Ocean Foundation501(c)(3) Compliance


The Laguna Ocean Foundation is a non-profit public benefit corporation to preserve and protect the beaches, inter-tidal zone, watersheds and ocean water quality of these natural resources of Laguna Beach.  As a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, donations to the Laguna Ocean Foundation are tax-exempt and the Laguna Ocean Foundation complies with all 501(c)(3) rules and regulations.

The Laguna Ocean Foundation has made all appropriate efforts toward assuring that we are in compliance with 501(c)(3) requirements.

The Laguna Ocean Foundation also does not become involved in electoral politics nor do we endorse candidates for public office. Per our bylaws, the Laguna Ocean Foundation is a non-partisan organization that is open to all people who care about the health and safety of our coastal resources and waterways.

As a grassroots, environmental organization, we not only educate Laguna Beach residents and coastal visitors about the threats facing our Laguna Beach coastline today, but we also use science to offer solutions and the tools to take action and protect our resources.  We continue to work with mostly volunteer support toward our goal of coastal protection in a professional and organized manner, which does not depend on excessive lobbying for legislation, always well within charitable guidelines and IRS guidelines, thanks to the generous donations of our supporters.