We’re proud to bring together thinkers and doers from a rich array of disciplines: natural and social sciences, technology, policy, communications and more. Our team is located in our headquarters location in Sacramento, as well as the broader San Francisco Bay Area and Santa Cruz.
Our Board positions us for the greatest possible impact. The Secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency, the Secretary of the California Natural Resources Agency and the Director of Finance each appoint one trustee. The Natural Resources Secretary receives nominations for the remaining seven trustees and appoints them as follows: three trustees represent the California State University and the University of California; two trustees represent ocean and coastal interest groups of the state; and two trustees represent the general public. In addition, by virtue of office or position, our Board contains ex officio members.
We are a tax-exempt, 501(c)3 non-profit organization, with support from the state, academic institutions, federal government, philanthropy and private industry. We hold ourselves accountable to all our funders and supporters. Thank you for trusting us with wise, respectful and effective use of your funding and contributions.