About Us

Bahia Grande Restoration - Photo: Carrie Robertson/GMFOur Mission
The mission of the Gulf of Mexico Foundation is to promote and facilitate conservation of the health and productivity of the Gulf of Mexico and its resources through education, public awareness, research and leadership programs.

Making a Difference
The goal of the Gulf of Mexico Foundation is to ensure a sustainable quality of life for residents and visitors of the Gulf coasts. To reach our goal, the Foundation promotes conservation and preservation of the Gulf of Mexico through voluntary and cooperative stewardship by individuals, communities, and economic enterprises of the United States and Mexico. The Foundation directs its efforts at all fronts – environmental quality, resource management, public health, economic and cultural development, education, and awareness. Humans both benefit from the Gulf’s productivity and pose the greatest threat to its health and sustainability. The Foundation’s belief is that only through awareness, understanding and stewardship can the Gulf of Mexico be conserved and nurtured for the benefit of future generations.

Featured Partner

ENSCO joins CEO Council
We are very pleased to announce that ENSCO, has joined the Gulf of Mexico Foundation at the CEO Council level. ENSCO is one of the world’s largest offshore drilling companies with a focus on deepwater operations.  The company recently merged with Pride International, creating the second largest mobile offshore drilling fleet in the world. Protection of the environment is a fundamental business principle and practice at both companies.

Our Partners

Foundation News

Join GMF and enter to win a kayak
Do you know you can help protect and conserve the Gulf of Mexico for as little as $25 a year? Become a member with an online donation before October 31, 2011, and you will be entered for a chance to win an Ocean Kayak.

Read more

President’s Message

Sustainability in the coastal zone
July 8, 2021 – Time flies when you are living on the road. Over the past couple of months I’ve spoken at a meeting of the International Association of Drilling Contractors in Trinidad about the environmental impacts of offshore production, at the 2011 International Oil Spill Conference in Portland, Oregon, and at a conference on Sustainability of Economy and Environment hosted by the Drager Foundation in Hamburg, Germany.

Read President’s Message