Environmental Quality Protection, Beautification

Reef Ball Foundation, Inc.

  • Athens, GA
  • http://www.reefball.org

Mission Statement

Our mission is to rehabilitate our world's ocean reef ecosystems and to protect our natural reef systems through preservation, Reef Ball technology and innovative public education projects and community involvement.

A Reef Ball is a designed reef module that imitates the appearance and function of natural coral reefs, a coral seed. The Reef Balls have openings and canals that make up an ideal living environment for a great variety of marine species. Special concrete mix, with a pH similar to seawater, assures compatibility with the ocean. The Reef Balls vary in composition, thickness, size and height, so that each module is different for various goals and applications, just like natural reefs. Varying surface patterns and textures enhance marine life settlement. Reef Balls are extremely stable because eighty percent of the ball's weight is within one foot of the bottom outside edge. This results in a greater ability to withstand movement and destruction during storms. Reef Balls are superior to other artificial reefs because of their stability and they do not leach. Over 100,000 Reef Balls have been deployed worldwide in over 1,000 different projects.

We have two major grant programs, Reefs Around The Nation and Reefs Around The World that provide schools, other non-profit groups, clubs and other environmental interests with the molds and training needed to build and deploy Reef Balls in there areas.

See our website, www.reefball.org for a complete listing of all our works.

Main Programs

  1. Program 1
  2. Reefs Around The World Grant Program
Service Areas

Self-reported

International

The Reef Ball Foundation has over 4,000 projects around the world in over 70 countries and over 1/2 million Reef Balls deployed.

Our projects include designed artificial reefs, ground breaking coral propagation and planting systems, estuary restoration, red mangrove plantings, oyster reef restoration, erosion control (often beach erosion), and expert collaboration on a variety of oceanic issues.

We work with governments, other NGOs, businesses, schools, research institutes, private individuals and community organizations and emphasize education on preserving and protecting our natural reefs.

ruling year

1998

Principal Officer

Self-reported

Todd Barber

Co Principal Officer

Self-reported

Katherine Kirbo

Keywords

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environmental, artificial reef, coral, fishing, scuba, coral reef, biodiversity, ocean, marine, marine reserves

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EIN

65-0785751

 Number

5362420863

Physical Address

890 Hill Street Athens, GA 30606

Athens, GA 30606

Also Known As

www.reefball.org

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Natural Resource Conservation and Protection (C30)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Programs

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Program 1

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Category

Population(s) Served

Budget

Program 2

Reefs Around The World Grant Program

Grant program to provide Reef Ball molds, supplies and services for ocean restoration projects for the public good. Typically, schools, community organizations, etc.

Category

Environment

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$50,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

International

The Reef Ball Foundation has over 4,000 projects around the world in over 70 countries and over 1/2 million Reef Balls deployed.

Our projects include designed artificial reefs, ground breaking coral propagation and planting systems, estuary restoration, red mangrove plantings, oyster reef restoration, erosion control (often beach erosion), and expert collaboration on a variety of oceanic issues.

We work with governments, other NGOs, businesses, schools, research institutes, private individuals and community organizations and emphasize education on preserving and protecting our natural reefs.

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REEF BALL FOUNDATION INC.
Fiscal year: Oct 01-Sep 30

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Reef Ball Foundation, Inc.

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Principal Officer

Todd Barber

Co Principal Officer

Katherine Kirbo

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Todd Barber

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