This is a pivotal decade for the environment and your support will make a difference.

As a trusted and nationally-recognized science institution, we help build consensus to support environmental decision making and policy outcomes. And we are poised to address the pressing challenges of climate change in our region and elsewhere. Your tax deductible gift will help leverage the outstanding science for which SFEI is known, enabling us to inform, engage, and empower the next generation of environmental leaders.

The San Francisco Estuary Institute deeply appreciates the support of its donors, who are helping to expand SFEI’s impact on clean water, clean air, and healthy, resilient ecosystems. There are many ways to give to the Institute and every donation makes a difference. Thank you for being a partner in our mission to deliver visionary science that empowers people to revitalize nature in our communities.

​San Francisco Estuary Institute is a 501(c)(3) organization.
Our federal tax ID number is 94-2951373.


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San Francisco Estuary Institute
Attn: Development Department
4911 Central Avenue
Richmond, CA 94804

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A team of 60 scientists and technologists translating science into ambitious environmental strategies.

A center of excellence since 1993, SFEI delivers visionary science that empowers people to revitalize nature in our communities. Leading or partnering on over 100 projects each year, such as the landmark Baylands Ecosystem Goals, SF Bay Regional Monitoring Program, Flood Control 2.0, and EcoAtlas, we provide essential science and technology that informs environmental policy decisions.

Learn more about our multi-disciplinary programs and legacy of work, or visit each program site below:

Clean Water

Leading collaborative science to improve bay water quality

Environmental Informatics

Unlocking, disseminating, and applying data

Resilient Landscapes

Working with nature to foster ecological resilience

Our Partnerships

Collaborating with the private sector, environmental NGOs, academia, and public agencies throughout the Bay Area, SFEI helps communities adapt to a changing environment with policies and practices that work together - and with nature - for a healthy, resilient future. Through our partnerships, we provide opportunities for insight, growth, and progress. Here is merely a partial list of some notable partners:



Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
Silicon Valley Community Foundation
National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
US Geographic Survey (USGS)
US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)
SF Public Utilities Commission (SF PUC)
Marin County
UC Berkeley
UC Davis
Sanford University
The Nature Conservancy
The Open Space Council
Point Blue Conservation Science
East Bay Municipal Water District (EBMUD)

SFEI’s unique niche as a key partner with local, state and federal agencies enables early and actionable science-informed decisions. 

A changing climate, population growth, and aging urban infrastructure create a trifecta of complex challenges for all Californians. It also provides a unique opportunity for SFEI to harness its expertise and vast network of partners to guide the creation of bigger and bolder solutions for the Bay Area and beyond. Check out some of the ways SFEI is making your environment better.

Measuring microplastics in Bay waters

Tracking the trash

Adapting the Bay shoreline to sea level rise

The mighty oak makes a come back

Together, we have the potential to provide a national model of how an urban region of eight million people, at the edge of the sea, overcomes these challenges and fosters resilient ecosystems where people and wildlife thrive.