We can't rid the ocean of plastic alone – so why not unite your team with ours? You can fundraise with your employees or colleagues. Bring your team together and clean up for the ocean at the same time!

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Choose your type of fundraiser. The cleanup fundraiser is always a popular choice for a team activity. 

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Invite your colleagues! It’s easy to add members to your fundraising team, and if you get more than you expected – raise your goal to match.

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Get started and start helping clean the ocean. Go to our Tools & Tips page for more detailed tips on how to get your fundraiser out there.


Teamwork makes the dream work! Your colleagues could see this as a team building activity, or as a competitive challenge with a meaningful purpose.

We recommend doing the cleanup fundraiser; clean up your neighborhood, while you also raise funds to clean up plastic in the ocean. Teams could also commit to an activity goal – maybe you could do a sponsored walk or run. Or start a general fundraiser and come up with your own creative idea.

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How can we promote our fundraising activity?

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Let your colleagues or employees tap into the power of their vast networks! They can share their individual fundraiser pages or team pages with friends and family. 

Although many people use social media to engage their network, emails, messages, phone calls, and in-person interactions can be more powerful – so don’t forget to approach people individually as well as posting online! 

Check our Tools & Tips page for message and image ideas.

If you want to communicate about it as a company, we have some additional guidelines:

  • The company can make one social media post and one blog post to describe the fundraising activity. 
  • Any message shared needs to be contextual, factual and stating the independence of the initiative.
  • The company may not rally their customers to fundraise for their fundraiser. The campaign must be aimed at the employees (internal engagement).
  • External messaging on fundraising for The Ocean Cleanup may not be tied to the sales of a product or sale. For example, it may not be posted on your website in the sales funnel or printed on packaging.
  • The company may not use The Ocean Cleanup logo (other than the ones on the shareable assets).
For example, your company post could be like this: 

"Our employees have been cleaning up the beach close to the office and cleaned up X amount of trash at our team day! To add to the impact, they also raised funds from friends and family to help the non-profit The Ocean Cleanup clean up even more plastic in the ocean! Here's a link to the fundraiser, and here's some pictures from the activities." 

Feel free to reach out if you have questions!

What can we share with the employees?

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Your employees/colleagues may have some questions about The Ocean Cleanup. The following text is a draft email that you could send as an introduction to our work.

You could also add information from our website to this email if you would like to include more information.

"Hello everyone,

For [reason why you are doing this, i.e. team building] we are starting a fundraiser for The Ocean Cleanup, the non-profit project with the mission of ridding the oceans of plastic.

The fundraiser will be [type of fundraiser], where the goal is to collect [your goal in terms of money]. We would like as many people to join so we can have the biggest possible impact. You can find the link to sign up to our fundraising team here [insert fundraiser link]. If you have not heard of The Ocean Cleanup, we advise you to take a look at their website and the photos and videos on their social media accounts @theoceancleanup. Don't forget to sign up before [insert date].

Many thanks,
[Your name]"

Where will the raised funds go?

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The Ocean Cleanup will allocate these donations across its Oceans, Rivers, Catch Management, and Research teams, allowing to put it to good use wherever it will make the most difference.


REMOVING over 9 million kilograms (20.2 million pounds) of trash from the environment

DEPLOYING 15 river Interceptors in 8 countries, with many more in the pipeline

CLEANING up plastic in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch with System 03, which is expected to be the blueprint for scaling to a fleet of systems.

GROWING from a team of volunteers to over 130 employees – building on a strong base to scale-up in oceans and rivers worldwide.

Make sure to check out our dashboard for more information on ongoing projects.

Can the company match the donations?

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You are always welcome to invite your company to match the donations you and your team have raised for The Ocean Cleanup – doubling your impact!
Your company can simply donate directly through your fundraising page.

If the company prefers to donate via bank/wire transfer, you can do so with the help of the instructions in the FAQ below: "Can we give via bank/wire transfer or check?"

If the company wants to share this externally, please refer them to our FAQ above: "How can we promote the fundraising activity?"

Can we give via bank/wire transfer or check?

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Thank you for wanting to support the mission to rid the oceans of plastic!


Bank/wire transfer: For European donors: You can donate to our Dutch ANBI Foundation (Stichting The Ocean Cleanup) in with the following details:

IBAN: NL73 ABNA 0529 4518 24
Account name: Stichting The Ocean Cleanup Account holder address: Coolsingel 6, 3011 AD Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Bank Name: ABN AMRO Bank
Bank Address: Gustav Mahlerlaan 10, 1028PP Amsterdam, The Netherlands


You can donate to American Friends of The Ocean Cleanup, a US 501(c)(3) foundation supporting the same mission. You can learn more about it here.

These are the details of that foundation:

JPMorgan Chase Bank
383 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10017
ABA #: 021 000 021

Only in case you wire from outside the US please add the SWIFT address: CHASUS33

Account Name: American Friends of The Ocean Cleanup, Foundation
Account #: 0000 0074 2271 452

If you would like a receipt for your donation, please email with your name/business name, address, email address, donation date and donation amount in order to provide your receipt.

A tax receipt is only required for US federal & state tax purposes for donations of USD 250 or higher.


If you prefer to pay by check, you can do so to American Friends of The Ocean Cleanup, a US 501(c)(3) foundation with the mission to rid the oceans of plastic, and mail it to:

American Friends of The Ocean Cleanup, Foundation
Dept LA 24875
PASADENA CA 91185-4875

If you would like a donation receipt for your check donation, please email with your name/business name, address, email address, donation date and donation amount in order to provide your donation certificate. Donation certificates are only required for federal & state taxes purposes for donations of USD 250 or higher.

Ready to start fundraising with your team?