Support or Donate to Reef Check Hawaii

Reef Check Hawaii is a volunteer coral reef monitoring and education organization. We simply could not fulfill our mission and goals if it were not for the hundreds of volunteers that donate their time, energy, and skills. But we also need financial support.  Training volunteers, conducting surveys, purchasing equipment and supplies, as well as developing and printing our educational and informational materials cost money. We've also expanded the scope of our monitoring and reporting activities by becoming a partner in the Eyes of the Reef Network which is a collaborative project between the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology, the State of Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Aquatic Resources, and Reef Check Hawai'i.


Please consider supporting Reef Check Hawai'i.  We have numerous options, so everyone, can make a contribution.  Remember, Reef Check Hawaii is a 501(c)3 non-profit and as such, your donations are tax-deductible.  Besides, with all the different options, we've made it easy to support Reef Check Hawai'i: check out the links below to see which one is right for you.

Thank you for supporting Reef Check Hawaii. We couldn't do it without you!

The Reef Check Hawaii Team

  Donate to Reef Check Hawaii's fundraiser and support our efforts to expand and increase the number of surveys and trainings that are conducted across the main Hawaii islands. We have teams established on most of the islands, but we need more! We do not have teams on Molokai, in Hilo, and areas of Kauai and Maui.  Plus, we have reached out to Lanai and trained about 20 residents, but we would like to return and help this newly formed survey team gain the skills and confidence to independently survey their island. 

  Adopt A Reef Program

Do you have a special reef or stretch of beach that you would like to protect?  Perhaps you would like to ensure that your "special place" is regularly monitored to assess the presence of any threats?  Maybe you would like to have a Reef Check Hawaii Survey site named after you?  Now you can "Adopt a Reef" and have Reef Check Hawaii regularly survey your site and report on it's health.  We'll also let you name the site too!

  Donate your used, unwanted, outdated, or broken cell-phones, PDAs, digital cameras,  MP3 players, inkjet cartridges, system consoles (nintendo playstations, sega, etc, ) to Reef Check Hawaii. The items are shipped off-island where they are either refurbished or disposed of in an ecologically sound manner. 
  First Giving

First Giving allowsour volunteers to make their own fundraising page (or use the one we've provided) to raise money for Reef Check Hawaii.

You simply email the page you selected to friends, family and colleagues, who donate by credit or debit card in an easy, secure online transaction.

firstgiving is a new Yahoo-powered search engine that donates half its advertising revenue, about a penny per search, to the charities its users designate. Use it just as you would any search engine, get quality search results from Yahoo, and watch the donations add up!

GoodSearch: You Search...We Give! is a new online shopping mall which donates up to 37 percent of each purchase to your favorite cause! Hundreds of great stores including Amazon, Target, Gap, Best Buy, ebay, Macy's and Barnes & Noble have teamed up with GoodShop and every time you place an order, you’ll be supporting your favorite cause.

GoodShop: You Shop...We Give!

Google Checkout is an online payment processing service provided by Google to simplify the process of paying for online purchases. Users store their credit or debit card and shipping information in their Google Account, so that they can purchase at participating stores or donate to their favorite charities with the click of a button. Google Checkout also offers fraud protection, as well a unified page for tracking purchases, payments and their status.


Greenraising was started by the parents of elementary school children who watched how their school's parents associations struggled each year to raise the funds necessary to provide an excellent education, and who bought their share of cookie dough and magazines to help that happen. At the same time, they noticed that their children were coming home with concerns about the environment, pollution, global warming and living conditions in the world, and were feeling helpless to change things. A little research yielded a host of small things each family could do to help the situation, and a light bulb went off (well, technically a compact fluorescent bulb). Greenraising was created to help solve both problems: raise money for schools and give children an opportunity to learn that their actions can change the world.

Of course, it's not just children who want to help improve the planet, and not just schools who need money, so the mission expanded to let other non-profit organizations participate as well. 

Reef Check Hawaii is proud to be a Greenraising affiliate. Shop online at for a variety of earth-friendly items. 

I Give

You Shop, Reef Check Hawaii Wins! Help Reef Check Hawaii for free.  Shop online at over 700 brand name stores and a portion of each purchase will be donated to Reef Check Hawaii!

I Search I Give I Search I Give is a Yahoo-powered search engine that donates half its advertising revenue, about 2 pennies per search, to the charities its users designate. Use it just as you would any search engine, get quality search results from Yahoo, and watch the donations add up!
Just Give is a non-profit organization that provides people with the resources and tools to donate money, time, or goods to non-profit organizations like Reef Check Hawaii.  They also provide you with a personal Giving History to track your donations for tax time and organize your personal philanthropy. As well as providing detailed information about each charity, a quick way to search for charities by name or keyword and an easy way to donate. You can make multiple donations in one transaction, donate anonymously and set-up recurring donations.
Mission Fish

MissionFish helps Reef Check Hawaii fundraise on eBay.  The combination of Mission Fish's technology and nonprofit expertise, plus eBay's active global community, forms the eBay Giving Works program. It allows sellers to give proceeds from their sales to Reef Check Hawaii, and helps Reef Check Hawaii raise funds by selling on eBay too. Reef Check Hawaii can also receive donations from eBay users through the Donate Now feature, which lets anyone with a PayPal account donate to Reef Check Hawaii right away –without buying or selling anything.  If you sell items on eBay, please consider donating a portion of your sales to support Reef Check Hawaii.

PayPal is a payment intermediary service that facilitates worldwide e-commerce by allowing payments and money transfers to be made through the Internet. Your financial details like your credit card or bank account numbers are not disclosed to the recipient and Paypal offers 100% protection from unauthorized payments sent from your account.
Search and Give

Search and give is a Microsoft-live powered search engine that donates about a penny per search, to the charities its users designate. Use it just as you would any search engine and watch the donations add up!



YellowbrickMall is an online shopping mall that donates a percentage of each purchase to Reef Check Hawaii.  Please take a look at the wide variety of stores available at the YellowBrickMall and remember Reef Check Hawai'i when making online purchases.