COVID-19 stopped just about everything...

...but with your help, Mote's mission will remain unstoppable.


Even during this unprecedented time, the caring team at Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium must continue:

  • Rescuing and rehabilitating marine animals that will perish without help.
  • Growing tens of thousands of live corals to restore Florida’s Coral Reef and countless juvenile fish to repopulate local waterways.
  • Leading conservation efforts for thousands of sea turtle nests on Florida’s shores.
  • Providing daily care for more than 100 animal species in Mote Aquarium, and much more.

Unfortunately, COVID-19 did stop one thing—visitation to Mote Aquarium, a primary source of our funding. Though the Aquarium has reopened at limited capacity, significant revenue losses threaten to slow our critical scientific progress. Meanwhile, the challenges facing our oceans are accelerating.

That is why we created The Buoyancy Fund.

The window to double your funds through the 1:1 match has passed, but your gift can still make a difference!

Donate to The Buoyancy Fund today 

Matching funds (through Oct. 31) made possible by the generous support of:

Heidi K. Anderson MD & DOCS
Arthur & Catherine Armitage
Eugene & Anne Beckstein
Caldwell Trust Company
CapTrust Advisors
Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation
Dr. Michael P. & Sharon Crosby
Maurice & Carolyn Cunniffe
John & Mary Jo Deckro
Richard & Patricia Donegan
James D. Ericson
Florida Blue
Susan Gilmore-Clarke
Judy Graham
Terri & Ron Greenbaum
Gulf Coast Community Foundation
Samuel V. & Rebecca B. Howe
Huisking Family Fund at the Community Foundation of Sarasota County
Julius Fleischman Foundation
Trudo and Mary Letschert
Kirk & Rae Malcolm
Elizabeth Moore
The New Amsterdam Charitable Foundation
Publix Super Markets Charities
Saoradh Energy Partners
Dr. Sam & Dorene Seider
Ted & Susan Sherman
Shutts & Bowen LLP
Jeffrey Steinsnyder
Jeanie & Bayne Stevenson
Sandra Stuart & D. Michael Murray
Hobart K. & Janis F. Swan
The Tillie, Jennie and Harold Schwartz Family Foundation
Cathy & Paul Tomass
Steven Wagner - UBS Private Wealth Management
Ann Walborn
Bob White
Willis A. Smith Construction Inc.