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There are many ways to support Clearwater Marine Aquarium and our mission. It is your generous support – through one of our donation programs – that allows us to continue our work.

Winter Dolphin Care Provider

Animal Care Fund

Support our resident animals, ongoing rescue and rehabilitation efforts.

The cost of our ongoing rescue, rehabilitation, research, education and resident animal program exceeds what we are able to collect through admission. We rely on the generous donations of our visitors and the global community to support these significant costs.  The care provided for each resident sea turtle is approximately $250 a day, almost $90,000 annually. Every dollar you designate towards the Animal Care Fund is used for the direct care of our animals.

Cooper Otter Adopt

Friends of CMA

The FRIENDS OF CMA program celebrates donors who are committed to supporting our marine life mission, our facility growth, and our global outreach. Donor’s loyalty and generosity will help to support and sustain our mission, to care for our animal residents, to inspire and educate people around the globe, and to contribute to our community’s growth and development.

Become a Friend of CMA and receive free general admission to Clearwater Marine Aquarium for a year, invitations to special events, CMA’s annual calendar and much more — all while supporting our mission!

Boat Donations

Boat/Vehicle Donations

Donate your boat or vehicle to CMA and receive the maximum legal tax deductions.

Donate your boat or vehicle and receive the maximum legal tax deductions. Clearwater Marine Aquarium has partnered with Action Donation Services®, who will process and maximize the value of every donation in order to benefit you the donor and Clearwater Marine Aquarium. This easy, tax deductible process provides funds for our animal care and youth education programs.


Clearwater Marine Aquarium stock certificate

Make a Gift of Stock

Do you own assets such as stocks, bonds or mutual funds that have increased in value since they were purchased? By giving appreciated stock directly to Clearwater Marine Aquarium, you avoid paying the capital gains tax that would have been due had you sold the stock in the normal manner. You will also receive an income tax deduction (federal and most states) for the full market value of your gift if you itemize deductions on your tax return and have held the assets for one year or longer.

If you have questions about donating appreciated stock or other matters concerning charitable support, please contact Kelly Jordan, Chief Development Officer, at [email protected] or 727-441-1790 Ext. 269.


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