Reef Life Foundation

Smart Substrates For Super Corals

aka Reef Life Foundation   |   COTTONWD HTS, UT   |  www.reeflifefoundation.org

Mission

Reef Life Foundation's Vision Plant A Million Reeflings by 2025 and use Reef Life Restoration technologies to protect, recover and grow new coral populations around the world. Support Coral Microfragmentation labs globally with Oceanite "Smart Substrates for Super Corals" so they have oceanic infrastructure ready for coral planting. Bring together scientists whose continued development of future of blue ocean populations is paramount. We now have three sets of positive test results! MOTE Marine Labs, photos of Oceanite attracting and settlement of coral larvae in the lab. Univ. Hawaii tests of first IntelliReef Substrates, in ocean 2017, raised 2019, show massive and diverse coral growth. Latest Caribbean tests of 60 Oceanite units show corals, sponges, "Old Reef"CCA biospecies coverage,

Notes from the nonprofit

Reef Life Foundation IS Saving Corals Revitalizing Reefs Globally With Science At Reef Life Foundation, we live by a collective philosophy: the earth is precious and we're all in this together. Here's what we know--the world's oceans are in flux, victim to many different adversaries from pollution to global warming, Here's what we do--through the use of our network of marine partners, we bring LIFE back to damaged or dying coral reefs. We are a private, non-profit organization dedicated to revitalizing the oceans of our world and creating next-generation ocean science for "Smart Substrates for Super Corals" The latest test results from Univ Hawaii show massive coral! Empowering islands and coastal communities to protect, restore and benefit from healthier, more resilient coral reef systems, bringing more fish and Blue Economy opportunities, as well as facing the climate crisis with scientific solutions, scalable to site, species and funding capabilities. Highest Energy For Oceans !!!

Ruling year info

2017

CEO

Melody Saunders Brenna

Main address

2618 EASTBOURNE DR

COTTONWD HTS, UT 84121 USA

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EIN

81-3695216

NTEE code info

Natural Resource Conservation and Protection (C30)

Marine Science and Oceanography (U21)

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (K05)

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Our programs

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Smart Substrates for Super Corals St. Maarten Caribbean IntelliReefs

The Nature Foundation and Sea Legacy Partnered with Reef Life Foundation to deploy in Marine Protected Areas, the first Intellireefs: "Smart Substrates for Super Corals"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmBNJ70nyFo

Global scientists are impressed with the fast fish acceptance and High Pink Corraline Algae growth, the precurser to Coral larvae acceptance. We need science teams back down in St. Maarten quarterly to assess, monitor and take samples to University Hawaii for coral settlement 3rd part confirmation of photo results.
Introduce IntelliReefs into dying or at-risk reefs as a means of increasing fish aggregation, coral spawn settlement and species biodiversity; fostering the exponential growth of coral reef systems. https://www.reeflifefoundation.org/intellireefs-press-release
With your donations we can:
Plant coral on IntelliReefs "Substrates for Super Corals"
Design and deploy IntelliReefs globally where reefs are degraded or dying, or where new reefs are needed
Design and build underwater ART dive parks that regenerate coral habitat and stimulate local economies & education
Reef Life Restoration Coral Research teams to guide ocean friendly maritime development and planning
Funding for future "Reef Planning and Design Manual" that our Coral Research and Marine Biology teams are creating. Scientific Publication 2020: https://www.reeflifefoundation.org/post/intellireefs-coral-restoration-nano-tech

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Accreditations

https://www.reeflifefoundation.org/intellireefs-press-release 2020

Awards

Benevity Approved Cause 2019

https://causes.benevity.org/causes/840-813695216

Global Giving Vetted Top Performance 2020

https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/save-coral-reefs/

Affiliations & memberships

https://oceanconference.un.org/commitments/?id=15440 2017

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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How we listen

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    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

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Reef Life Foundation

Board of directors
as of 7/17/2020
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Board co-chair

Grace Grazyna Szczepaniak

Reef Life Foundation

Term: 2019 -


Board co-chair

George Cummings

Mission Blue UN Ambassador SDG14

Term: 2019 -

Guyon Brenna

Reef Life Restoration Nanoscience

Cara Warren

Wildlife Utah

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Not applicable
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Not applicable
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Not applicable
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

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Leadership

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Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
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Female
Sexual orientation
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Disability status
Person without a disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 07/16/2020

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  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.