Founded 2015

The Turtleman Foundation was founded by Joseph, also known as “The Turtleman”. Founded with a goal to be able to give back to the cause of helping in saving the sea turtles, aiding in ocean conservation, and giving back to his passion, the ocean. Over the years The Turtleman Foundation has been able to help local sea turtle research centers within the US, as well as more recently being able to donate outside of the US in international projects. The Turtleman Foundation has been able to donate and help in funding important projects and research objectives of various ocean and marine life conservation organizations.

· Contamos Contigo Ecuador

Contamos Contigo Ecuador is a sea turtle environmental conservation organization located in Ecuador. This year we had a dream of being able to sponsor a conservation group in Ecuador, South America. This foundation Contamos Contigo Ecuador, opened their first encampment that we have been able to sponsor and help on their journey to helping the sea turtles in their area. We have successfully donated to their foundation as their first international donation received ever! This year they have successfully helped multiple turtle nests reach the sea, as well as helped to protect them during nesting season. They are a growing foundation that has been able to help in saving sea turtles in this region, and we are so happy to be a part of their cause.

2021 Recipient

2020 Recipient

· PROCTMM Ocean Conservation

This great organization is located in Colombia and known for the amazing research they do in helping the study and advancements of sea turtle lifespan and rescue. They were able to build a brand new water tank for the rehabilitated turtles they study to help in understanding and preventing the dissipation of our beloved sea turtles.

· Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Center

The Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Center is a great organization that we had the pleasure of being able to sponsor. This organization is known for the local work they do with local beach cleanup projects and turtle rescues. We were able to donate to this organization an ATV to help them mark, track, and hatch local sea turtle nests of the area, as well as host their well known beach cleanups.

2019 Recipient

2017 Recipient

· Florida Leatherback Association

This association is a great organization based in Florida, which specializes in leatherback turtle research as well as rescue and safe hatching. We were able to donate an ATV to this great organization to help them run across the beaches and make their surveying and rescue process faster to help them tag, rescue, and rehabilitate turtles in their area.

· Georgia Sea Turtle Center

The Georgia Jekyll Island Sea Turtle Center was the first organization that The Turtleman Foundation was able to sponsor in 2012. We loved to sponsor them for multiple years and helped them maintain their current sea turtle hospitals, as well as help them get a new holding tank for their turtles in rescue. This organization is known for their amazing sea turtle rescue and rehabilitation, and for the great work they do for the east coast turtles.

2015-2016 Recipient