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Reef Ball Foundation Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Education, Environment, Federated Giving Programs, Natural Resources Conservation & Protection, Philanthropy

Mission: PROTECTING NATURAL REEF SYSTEMS THROUGH EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT AND RESTORING OUR MARINE ECOSYSTEMS THROUGH REEF BALL TECHNOLOGY.

Geographic areas served: Global

Community Stories

37 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have collaborated with Reef Ball Foundation for many years. Their extraordinary mission to rehabilitate our world’s ocean reef ecosystems and their passion to protect our natural reefs using Reef Ball artificial reef technology, has made me very proud to have contributed to the rehabilitation of such a fragile ecosystem. Thanks to Reef Ball foundation for always keeping up their mission and transmitting to others their love for the marine environment.

Chuck F.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been following this great reef protection/restoration project for years. I am very impressed with the before and after results, one more way to help restore our suffering reefs and shorelines. I would love to see the south florida municipalities pick up on reef balls as a more permanent resolution to beach replinishment along with near shore nurseries.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Reef Ball Foundation is an amazing non-profig organisation. Their effort and knowledge about reef restauration is needed to help coral reef managers around the world with their projects. Furthermore, it is always amazing to see new reefs growing and life going back to deserted locations.

Carolin G.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We used reef balls in 1999 already to restore a reef which was destroyed by Hurricane Lenny in 1998. They worked great and I am so happy that the Reef Ball Foundation is such a success.

Jason K.1

Advisor

Rating: 5

Hard working folks who are passionate about marine habitat restoration and education.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

As a local reporter, I covered two events where the Reef Ball Foundation's molds were used. They are a great resource for aquatics groups who are building or replenishing artificial reefs.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Helping the worlds reefs is very important. Being able to give back to the oceans is a wonderful feeling.

Tony E.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

With so much damage being done to our environment on a daily basis, it's great to have the Reefball Foundation attacking the problems at the source. Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; give the world a reef and you feed the world for.., well, for longer.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Reef Ball Foundation is a positive solution to a global problem.
It is rare to find an organization so committed to helping our coral reef restorations..
I have snorkeled at their Cayman Island beach erosion program and it was lasting positive experience.The amount of fish and the beauty of new coral growth was immersive.
The fact that you save beach erosion in the process was a win win for everyone.
Reef ball recently help sponsored the film "Chasing Coral" and help bring in over a thousand high school students to expose them to the global problem of dying reefs.
There education program will help find tomorrows,leaders,educaters ,and researchers in marine lifeforms technology.
I am happy that Reef Ball Foundations has produced so many positive results around the world.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

S Berry

I've always been Impressed with The Reefball Foundation's execution of their mission. Not only have they developed a thoughtful proprietary solution to a global issue, they've also instituted standards that create a best practice to restore deteriorating reefs. The programs they've developed in addition to their original goal of coral reef restoration: Improving mangrove habitats, beach erosion control projects, and the innovative Eternal Reefs program point to the organizations commitment to innovation and sound stewardship.
It's also a great example of a successful volunteer based program, and it's global!

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have been following the Reef Ball Foundation for several years. They do great work in protecting not only our oceans but our shorelines well. They work around the globe and are passionate about saving the corals and native shoreline plants. Their unique reef design has proven itself to stabilize the wave activity,grow corals and provide habitat for marine life.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered for Reefball in many different roles. Working a booth at an Earthfare event (met THE Captain Planet), Assisting with Fundraising (my first polo match) and other functions.

My favorite experiences are when I’m able to join a Reefball Team on site - working on Oyster Reefs in Alabama or on the coral table in Caymans or Antigua.

This is a fine organization that makes significant contributions to the effort to Save the Reefs!

1 Marjo Van den B.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Reef Ball Foundation does contribute to the underwater environment through their innovative artificial reef structures and keep up with the latest developments. They stimulate awareness by working with local volunteers, involving schooling youth, invloving local bussiness when materials and labor are needed etc etc.
Started volunteering for the Foundation in the year 2000, this Foundation has been contributing for a long time. They also find funding for local projects. Highly recommend getting to know their projects or even volunteer in one of them. Its a great way to support nature.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is a top-notch organization that is helping to save our struggling oceans and reefs. It's amazing to see how new life emerges as a result of these things. They organize local people and use local materials to make the reef balls which is good because the locals are helping themselves and have a stake in cleaning up the oceans that effect us all.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Reef Ball Foundation is one of the most amazing environmental companies out there. I am 13 years old, and I learned about the Reef Ball Foundation through Kathy Kirbo, the Executive Director, who happens to be my aunt. When I was 8 years old, I did a school report on the Reef Ball Foundation and was able to show the teachers, as well as students, how a Reef Ball is deployed into the ocean. Everyone was so amazed at how they positivel effect the oceans and beaches. Reef Ball has opened my eyes to the world of environmental science, and now I am considering it as my future career choice.

2 Tracie3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Amazing photos of reef ball installations educated me as to the collaborative nature of this work. Locals in every country are full of smiles as they work alongside experts, casting, assembling and placing the product. Even more impressive are the completed photos of restored reefs. Amazed when I realized this small nonprofit in my town had so big a reach and impact around the world.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Reefball Foundation is a global non-profit working to rebuild coral reefs. Efficient and effective in their work, the small staff does an excellent job of building relationships with local residents, using their interest and skills, as well as resources, in a highly collaborative manner versus a top-down approach, which has proven to be highly successful. Hands down one of the best run non-profits I know of from many years of experience working with similar groups.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Hats off to The Reef Ball Foundation for their amazing contribution to the conservation of out planet. They are the unsung heroes of our oceans!. An innovative product is implemented by knowledgable staff and amazing volunteers who genuinely care about the future of our planet. Keep up the good work!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

ReefBall tirelessly restores ocean habitats that have been damaged by mankind's various activities. They work around the globe with various private and governemntal entities to recreate favorable conditions for coral growth, fish, mollusks, crustaceans, and other sea creatures. ReefBall has substantially improved worldwide quality of life thru their efforts to improve Worldwide marine ecosystems. Hats off to these very hard working people!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

A great organization dedicated to improving the marine environment and repairing the damage to reefs caused by natural and manmade events. A worthy nonprofit for volunteers to dedicate their time to and for donors to contribute their financial resources.