MMCC LA is a non-profit year round hospital in Los Angeles for Seals and Sea lions, and it is financially dependent upon generous donations from individuals like you.  Your contribution will provide operating expenses to help sick and injured pinnipeds (seals and sea lions) and return them back to their natural environment. Every dollar of your tax-deductible gift goes to MMCC LA. Federal Tax ID is #47-5249182A

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Volunteering – Check out the great Volunteer opportunities we have at MMCC LA

MMCC LA Membership – Become a member today!  Learn more here. 

Support Certificates – Donate any amount to MMCC LA and receive your Support Certificate for all to see! Certificates

Campaign Support – MMCC LA has several campaigns, Go Fund Me projects and specific animals or hospital needs like Buy A Seal A Meal or a new exhibit for our Mobil Visitors Center. Visit our list of ongoing campaigns and special projects.

Donor Advisor Fund – To contribute to our donor advisor fund, make your check payable to California Community Foundation, with  V412- MMCCLA Sea Lion Hospital Sustainability 1 on the memo line, and send to:

California Community Foundation
221 S. Figueroa St., Suite 400
Los Angeles, CA 90012


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We also accept contributions via wire transfer, as well as stock and real estate. To learn more, contact

Drop Off Donations – We accept donations at our Hospital & Visitor Center at 3601 S. Gaffey #8, San Pedro, CA 90731 | Phone: (310) 548-5677. Our most needed supplies list can be found here.

Shop Our Online Store – Each purchase helps our patients! [ See our online shop here ]

MMCC LA’s Amazon Wish List – Check out our AMAZON WISH LIST

Facebook Fundraiser Pages – Anyone can add a donation page for MMCC LA on their personal Facebook page! Check out and select us as your favorite charity!

Donate By Mail – Checks can be made payable to Marine Mammal Care Center Los Angeles and send to: MMCC LA, 555 W. 5th St, 35th FloorLos Angeles, CA 90013

Donate Online – MMCC LA is grateful for every penny donated! [Support]

Donate Monthly – Help our flippered friends by making a monthly donation! Your donation will be used to ensure that our hospital has all the basic equipment, housing, and staffing needed to support sick or injured pinnipeds. If you need to cancel, just send us an email at at any time.

No PayPal account? Pay using your credit or debit card! Click Donate and then look for the link under the “Log In” button.

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EbayMissionFish – If you are auctioning an item, when you get to the “Choose a format and price” form, select “Or, select another nonprofit you love” and type in “MMCC LA” under Search by Keyword and select us as your online charity. Get more info here!

Cheers for Charity– Cheers for Charity is an offering a $19.99 bottle of MMCC Chardonnay. The label pictured below will appear on each bottle, and $5 of every bottle sold will be donated to MMCC for their operating costs. For more information, please visit!marine-mammal-care-center/c1tsr.

Kind Traveler – Travelers ‘give’ a $10 nightly donation to a local charity that positively impacts the neighborhood they are traveling to, or to a favorite charity on the platform. As reward for donating, travelers unlock an exclusive hotel offer to book directly with curated hotels and unique properties. 100% of donations are given to charities. Learn more and book your trip here:

Employee Matching– If you are planning to donate, please ask your employer if they will match your contribution. We will be happy to communicate with your employer’s human resources department to complete any account setup.

Company giving programs that have donated to us in the past include:

Bank of America Matching Gifts • Boeing Company • Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation • Chevron Humankind Matching Gift Program • Edison International • Employees Charity Organization of Northrop Grumman • Home Depot Foundation • SPX Employee Matching Gift Program • United Way of Los Angeles • Wells Fargo Community Support Campaign

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Wills, Trusts & Annuities – Support marine mammal rehabilitation by leaving a gift to the Marine Mammal Care Center in your will or trust, by beneficiary designation, or another form of planned gift. More information here


Seal Day JUNE – A family-friendly opportunity for residents and guests in San Pedro, the Los Angeles Harbor and the South Bay to visit our sea lion hospital with their family and friends.  Visitors have the rare opportunity to view seals and sea lions as they rehabilitate from their injuries or illness, browse the history exhibits in our visitors center, buy souvenirs in the gift shop, make donations to support our hospital work, learn how to volunteer, and take selfies with our Sea Lion Barker characters.  Festivities include exhibitors from a wide range of community organizations, live music, food trucks, and games for kids.   In a nutshell, Seal Day is the one day per year that if you haven’t visited MMCC Los Angeles, be sure to come on Seal Day.  Parking and animal viewing are admission free.  Some exhibits may contain a nominal fee to support our hospital. [ More on Seal Day ]

Flip Flop Event – ANYTIME – A flip flop event is a fundraising party at restaurant/bar, business, personal residence or community center.  The venue provides space for MMCC Los Angeles to display educational materials, and the owner and MMCC Los Angeles determine how music, food and drink are provided.  In some cases a live band or musical improve group can be hired.  In other cases a fun speaker can entertain, or guests can enjoy a themed movie.  Ultimately, guests at a flip flop event will have a great time while they learn about the seals and sea lions we treat at MMCC Los Angeles, and how guests can support our vital mission.    

Gala – OCTOBER – The goal of an annual gala party is to provide a high end entertainment, food and drink venue for MMCC Los Angeles supporters to celebrate achievements toward our mission. The gala is also a chance for MMCC Los Angeles to highlight the generous sponsors who can meet each other and enjoy the festivities.  Our first gala was held at the Marriott Marina Del Rey, and the 2nd Gala will be held at the same venue on October 13, 2018 from 5:00-9:00 p.m. [ More on our Gala ]

Supply Drive / Hospital Supplies for Seals – ANYTIME – The goal of the Hospital Supplies for Seals Day is to attract new visitors to the sea lion hospital with a donation of paper towels, laundry and dish soap, nitrile gloves, bleach disinfectant, vitamins, etc. that are vital to rehabilitating seals and sea lions year-round.  The day includes food, live music, animal viewing, selfies with Sea Lion Barker characters, and games for kids.  Visitors can mingle with each other in a very fun and casual event that offers a chance to sit and chat with others at the animal viewing area, visitors center, or outside with music. Supply drives can be organized at a school, grocery store or community center.  

To sponsor an event, please contact our development team at

Email: | Mail to: 555 W. 5th St, 35th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90013

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