As an international nonprofit organization, Global Fishing Watch relies on the generous support of philanthropic donors, charitable contributions and government grants.
Our activities are overseen by an unremunerated Board of Directors, made up of representatives from our founding organizations and the scientific community, as well as independent experts. The Board of Directors ensures that we meet our objectives and fulfill our mission.
Our 2020 income and expenses
In 2020, Global Fishing Watch received donor support totaling $8.6 million, while expenses totaled $7.3 million.
Of every dollar of expenses, approximately 91 cents were spent directly on Global Fishing Watch’s programs. The remainder was spent on general and administrative costs and additional fundraising initiatives.
We do not accept any funding that would compromise our integrity or independence and we retain transparency as a central tenet to our donations and grant related work.
Our special thanks go to the trusts, foundations and governments that support our work and share our vision for a healthy, productive and resilient ocean where transparency drives fair and effective governance of marine resources.
- Adessium Foundation
- Bloomberg Philanthropies
- Catena Foundation
- Dona Bertarelli Philanthropy
- Fisheries and Oceans Canada
- Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
- Islas Secas Foundation
- Japan Fisheries Research and Education Agency
- Marisla Foundation
- Minderoo Foundation
- Oak Foundation
- Oceans 5
- Qualcomm® Wireless Reach™
- The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
- The Flotilla Foundation
- The Pew Charitable Trusts
- The Waterloo Foundation
- Trygg Mat Tracking
- Walmart Foundation
- Walton Family Foundation
Global Fishing Watch, Inc. is a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. Contributions made to Global Fishing Watch may be tax deductible.