The MERITO Foundation is a not-for-profit organization holding a 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt status from IRS and State of California dedicated to protecting the ocean by facilitating education, conservation, and scientific research opportunities to multicultural communities and economically disadvantaged students.

Your Donation will sponsor prizes and the implementation of the EECCOA program for the 2021-2022 academic year. We depend on your support to fulfill our mission, especially at a time when our nation's leadership is worrisome with regard to environmental issues such as climate change.

Your donations expose an underserved student to the realm of professional careers related to the ocean, engineering, policy, and science. Thank you for your support!