Foundation name: The Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation
EIN: 81-5132355

The Foundation is a public charity, exempt from income tax under Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 501(c)(3).

The Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation
228 East 45th Street, Suite 9E, New York, NY 10017
Check donations: Dept LA 24875, Pasadena CA 91185-4875

Visit the Contact page to get in touch via e-mail

The Foundation supports initiatives to rid the oceans and waterways of plastic, including the Pacific Ocean


Ridding the oceans of plastic
The purpose of The Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation is to preserve and protect the natural ocean environment for the benefit of the public. This includes promoting and supporting the efficient and environmentally-friendly extraction of waste from oceans, seas, and other waste areas. It also includes promoting, supporting, and performing the environmentally-friendly recycling of such waste.

The Foundation’s responsibilities include raising funds in the US; such as rolling out The Ocean Cleanup initiative in the North Pacific and also supporting other The Ocean Cleanup initiatives around the world. The Foundation will set up and manage events in the US, which includes media events related to the cleanup system progress.

The extracted plastic from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch will be recycled and sold, to finance (part of) the cleanup expansion to the other four ocean gyres, as well as the continued operation of cleanup systems in the North Pacific. The North Pacific Foundation may assist in the marketing and sales of the plastic.

The Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation is an independent foundation established under the laws of Delaware and registered in the State of California. The foundation is managed by its board of directors, who report to the sole member of the foundation, the Dutch foundation Stichting The Ocean Cleanup, which aims to rid the world’s oceans of plastic. The board may delegate the management of the activities of the Foundation to any other person, provided the activities and affairs of the Foundation are managed under the ultimate direction of the board.

The members of the board are not entitled to any remuneration. They are, however, entitled to ask for reimbursement of reasonable costs (such as travel expenses).

Stichting The Ocean Cleanup
For more information on the Dutch foundation Stichting The Ocean Oceanup and its affiliated companies, including its annual reports and foundation details click here. For general information on The Ocean Cleanup we refer to the other website pages related to our mission, technology etcetera.


Boyan Slat CEO & Chairman
Joy Gao Treasurer
Carl van der Zandt Secretary and board member
Mark Hawkins Board member
Rob Parker Board member


You can donate to The Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation via our website donation form on our Donation page.

If you would like to donate with check or via wire transfer, you can find more details on this in the Donate page FAQ.

If you are interested in a partnership or making a large donation, please contact us through our contact form.