One Time Donation

$50 Will provide a community sign to identify an adopted public right-of-way as we

$150 Will supply one of our community beach cleanup kits, helping us

$300 Will fund 20 laboratory water sample tests, part of our year-round community scientist program to IMPROVE COASTAL WATER QUALITY.

$1,000 Can provide an experiential program for a group of local students, teaching them the science behind our work and INSPIRING THEM TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD!


Did you know? Another way to give!

You can support COA while you shop! Through the PayPal Giving Fund and Amazon Smile, you can donate to us as a part of your everyday purchases. Try it out this giving season!


Patagonia newport

Support Clean Ocean Access through the purchase of a Patagonia Newport tech shirt! 20% of each purchase comes back to us, and each shirt features the iconic City of Newport stormdrain design, which reminds us that all water returns to the sea. Purchase one today here or by clicking the image below. 

zero prophet coffee

Connecticut based Zero Prophet Coffee produces the “Tuff Stuff” blend of coffee in honor of Ben Tuff and his epic swimming pursuits. $1 of every Tuff Stuff purchase supports COA’s efforts for a clean, healthy ocean that is accessible to all. Get yours today here or by clicking the image below. 

Clean Ocean Avengers Club

Collage of Clean Ocean Avenger kit contents, which include a plush turtle, an activity booklet, a sticker, and a certificate.

Join the Club! The Clean Ocean Avenger Club is an engaging way to teach children how they can care for our oceans by developing responsible environmental behaviors, no matter how old they are.

Designed for children 6-10, the Avenger kit comes with a COA-inspired 6-page booklet with activities children can do whether live in a coastal community, big city, or rural setting, a Clean Ocean Avenger certificate, the 2021 mascot sticker, and a plush version of our mascot, Jet, the sea turtle

The cost to purchase a kit is $65 and for every purchase you will receive a $50 donation acknowledgement, helping us reach our financial goals by offsetting the cost of the contents.  To purchase a kit, click the button below! All kits will be shipped the first week of each month. 

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Friends of COA

Friends of COA is a new way to support our work of creating a healthier ocean and inspiring the next generations of environmental stewards. As a traditional monthly giving membership, Friends of COA represents the solid foundation we have built and brings continued excitement to what we will do- together! 

As we grow our organization and address marine debris, local water quality, and the protection of our public access to shorelines, the steady and reliable contributions from our Friends of COA give us the ability to reach our financial goals while allocating resources in the most strategic and impactful ways.

As a Friend of COA, you will receive a special quarterly impact update, along with a beautiful ocean-inspired wall calendar featuring works by acclaimed Rhode Island artists! Your commitment of support will be acknowledged in our Annual Report and you will have first access to our special events, galas, and parties. 

To become a Friend of COA, choose a contribution value below and complete the easy process for automatic monthly donations. Changes can be made to your membership anytime by contacting our development department. 

If you have any questions about membership, please contact our Executive Director Pam Cook or by phone at 401-236-2561.

Friends of COA

Other ways to Give


To make a gift of appreciated stock please contact our Executive Director Pam Cook or by phone at 401-236-2561. 

“Clean Ocean Access has enhanced the community and coastal environment for all residents and visitors to Aquidneck Island, which benefits us in all aspects of our lives from the enjoyment of the area when sailing to walking beaches to the value of our home to feeling connected with our community in supporting something greater than ourselves” – PETER HOWLAND, PORTSMOUTH, RI

Donate Your Vehicle

Did you know the ocean absorbs approximately 30% of all carbon emissions released into the air? This process contributes to ocean acidification which threatens our sea life and the overall health of our waters. You can make a positive environmental impact today by reducing your carbon emissions and donating your old car to Clean Ocean Access. Click here to learn more.

Donate Your Boat

Certified Sales, Inc. will ensure the donation process runs smoothly- from handling the paperwork to picking up the boat. Click here to learn more.

Clean Ocean Access is a 501(C)3 non-profit tax exempt organization since February 20, 2014. 100% of your gift is tax-deductible and directly supports our vision of a healthy ocean that is free of marine debris with water that is safe for all ocean activities and a shoreline that is accessible to the public.