The Ocean Azores Foundation will look to fund ocean based research and conservation projects based on all islands of the Azores. While it is currently a work in progress the aims are to give back to the community and environment that we now call home. Funding will come from sales of Baleia Gin, as well as guest donations, donations from the Solar Branco Eco Estate as well as events hosted on the grounds.

Our goals are to:

  • Provide opportunities for ocean based research
  • Promote the development of sustainable tourism in the Azores
  • Engage tourists and the local community in the protection of the ocean
  • Support initiatives to reduce ocean plastic

We will work towards achieving these objectives by:

  • Investing our resources in selected community projects that are well-run and that will drive lasting social change
  • Funding multi-year partnerships with our partners
  • Providing funding for organisations that promote marine sustainability and sustainable tourism
  • Sharing with our stakeholders and the community the outcomes of the projects we support

Projects started or under consideration include:


Note: The projects listed above do not designate official status with the charities mentioned. These are only projects under consideration at this time in various stages of conversations and development. For all updates see the specific project page.

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