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Help Us Do an Ocean of Good

Georgia Aquarium is a nonprofit committed to inspiring awareness and preservation of our ocean and aquatic animals worldwide. As a 501c3 organization, Georgia Aquarium raises funds towards our mission and goals of research, conservation, education and other programmatic goals.

In order to continue these efforts, we need your help. You can support the work being done in our facility, and in the field, through a tax-deductible contribution to Georgia Aquarium.

We couldn’t do this without you!

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Your Donation Has an Impact

From programming for Title I students, to therapy for injured veterans, to ground breaking research and conservation efforts, there are more than a million reasons to support Georgia Aquarium's Annual Fund.

  • Research & Conservation

    Expand awareness through collaborative conservation and research efforts. The Aquarium’s research and conservation projects increase our understanding of the world’s oceans.

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  • Military Salute

    Engage our community through partnerships that provide wounded veterans or their families with a once-in-a-lifetime diving experience through our Military Salute Program.

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  • Educational Programs

    Inspire wonder for future generations, including 75,000 children from Title I schools who would not otherwise have the chance to visit the Aquarium through our SEA program.

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Explore a Philanthropic Membership

The Anchor Society is Georgia Aquarium’s philanthropic membership and offers exciting benefits as a thank-you for your incredible support! These contributions keep Georgia Aquarium on the forefront of innovative research and global impact, connecting Title 1 students to the wonder of the Aquarium, and providing therapeutic support to our Military.

All Anchor Society Members contributing at the $750 Anchor Level and above receive:

  • Up to 6 Membership Cards
  • Private Behind the Seas Tour at Georgia Aquarium for a party of up to 6
  • Parking card
  • Invitations to Aquarium Special Events
  • Recognition in Georgia Aquarium Annual Report
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Deepen Your Impact

  • Donate by Phone
    To make a donation by phone, please contact the Development Department at 404.581.4136. For tax purposes, our 501(c)3 ID number is: 58-2574918
  • Donate by Check
    If you would prefer to mail your gift to us, please send it to:
    Georgia Aquarium
    Attn: Development Department
    225 Baker Street, NW
    Atlanta, GA 30313
  • When You Shop
    With AmazonSmiles, Amazon donates when you shop. Support our research and conservation efforts by updating your charity preferences to Georgia Aquarium Inc. Learn more here.
  • Travel with Us
    Georgia Aquarium’s adventure travel program provides unique experiences centered around our remarkable animal collection and created for passionate ocean advocates looking to deepen their involvement with the Aquarium. Every trip you take with us supports the Aquarium’s Research and Conservation initiatives. Learn more here.
  • Gifts That Keep Giving
    By purchasing one of our Adopt Kits you help support Georgia Aquarium’s research projects both in-house and in the field. This unique gift includes a plush, a fact sheet and an Aquarium branded tin. Learn more here.
  • Name a Jelly
    Symbolically name a Georgia Aquarium moon jelly for yourself or for a loved one. Not only will you receive an official name certificate, but your contribution directly helps to fund the Aquarium’s research and conservation projects worldwide. Learn more here.
  • Stock Gifts
    Providing a gift of stock to Georgia Aquarium is simple and can provide you with helpful tax benefits. You may receive an immediate tax deduction and savings on capital gains taxes. Please notify us of your intention to transfer stock and we will let you know as soon as your transfer is received. Contact Audrey Hibbits ahibbits@georgiaaquarium.org with your stock gift inquiries.

 

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More Ways You Can Help

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Tribute

Honor or Memorial Giving

Tribute

Honor or Memorial Giving

Tribute gifts can be made in honor of special occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries or holidays. Your gift will support our efforts to fulfill our mission by educating students and guests to promote worldwide conservation of aquatic biodiversity.

Upon receipt of your gift, an acknowledgment of your contribution is immediately issued to the designated recipient. And as with all gifts, we will acknowledge the donor with a thank-you letter containing the appropriate tax language.

Donors of $1,500 or more can choose to have their loved one permanently listed on our memorial wall. These gifts perpetuate the memory of the individual’s life and work and translate into a legacy for future generations.

To speak with someone about making a gift in honor of or in memory of someone, please contact Georgia Aquarium Foundation at development@georgiaaquarium.org or call 404.581.4136.

Endure

Planned Giving

Endure

Planned Giving

Planned gifts typically meet tax and investment planning needs of individuals while providing a future gift to help ensure the long-term support of Georgia Aquarium and our mission “to be an entertaining, educational, and scientific institution featuring exhibits and programs of the highest standards, offering engaging guest experiences, and promoting the conservation of aquatic biodiversity throughout the world.”

For information or help with charitable bequests, gifts of stock, or other estate planning vehicles, please contact Georgia Aquarium Foundation at development@georgiaaquarium.org or 404.581.4136.

Drive

Get an Aquarium License Plate

Drive

Get an Aquarium License Plate

Support our Research & Conservation efforts starting today by purchasing your tag from the Georgia Department of Revenue. Upon purchasing your tag through your local tag office, your tag will be mailed directly to you within 7-10 days. To learn more please visit the Georgia Department of Revenue website.

You do not need to wait until your birthday to apply for a plate! Your registration and annual ad valorem will not be affected by applying before or after your birthday. The manufacturing fee is $25 per vehicle. If you currently have a specialty plate or vanity plate, your new Georgia Aquarium license plate will replace it.

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Attend

Fundraising Events

Attend

Fundraising Events

Throughout the year, Georgia Aquarium hosts many events that benefit our Research & Conservation efforts, our Sponsored Education Admissions (SEA) program or our Military Salute Program.

Events include Aqua Vino, Fish & Chips Golf Tournament, Red, White & Brew, Science on Tap, and the Black and White New Year’s Celebration. Keep an eye on our event calendar to learn more.

 

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Georgia Aquarium's Annual Reports

Our Annual Reports highlight yearly Georgia Aquarium accomplishments, as well as projects and successes made possible through philanthropic efforts. See the impact of our individual and community support here.

Charity Navigator Encompass Rating System

Since 2001, Charity Navigator has rated the effectiveness of thousands of nonprofits based on measures of finance, accountability, and transparency through the Star Rating System. While eligibility requirements for a star rating disqualify less established and smaller nonprofits, the Encompass Rating System provides smaller and more recently established nonprofits to be evaluated through the use of available data. The Encompass Rating System is based on a numerical score out of 100 and will live alongside the current Star Rating System. Star-rated charities are not affected by this new system.

We are extremely proud of our 100 out of 100 rating.

Click on the seal to learn more directly from our Charity Navigator.
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GuideStar 2021 Silver Seal of Transparency

Georgia Aquarium has earned a 2021 Silver Seal of Transparency!  Everyone can learn more about our programs and areas served and find us on social media. Check out our updated #NonprofitProfile.

Learn More at GuideStar

 

 

2021 Silver Seal of Transparency

Every Guest Makes a Difference

$1 of every guest ticket goes toward our research and conservation efforts. Visit today and support the preservation of our ocean and aquatic animals worldwide.

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