Heavy Seas has partnered with the Ocean Research Project (ORP), founded in 2012 by Matt Rutherford, the first person in history to complete a non-stop, single-handed, sailing voyage around North and South America.
Ocean Research Project is committed to collecting valuable marine data from some of the most remote regions of our planet while under sail. The results of the collected data are used to help educate people about marine issues and the importance of preserving our Earth’s oceans.
We are making the Ocean Research Project our charitable focus for 2014, and will consequently dedicate a majority of our limited charitable resources to the ORP’s behalf. Look for updates on various ORP projects in our newsletter and on our website.
Upcoming ORP Projects: Trans-Pacific Plastic Pollution Survey
On April 20th 2014, world explorer and Ocean Research Project founder Matt Rutherford, along with marine scientist and sailor Nicole Trenholm, will set sail for 75+ days from Oakland, California to Fukuoka, Japan. They will survey approx. 7000 miles of ocean. The focus is to collect vital data that will add to the understanding of how much debris is on the ocean’s surface and specifically how plastic pollution threatens marine life and human health.
For more information about ORP and to follow the course of the Trans-Pacific Plastic Pollution Survey, CLICK HERE.
501c3 Non-profit Organizations
Heavy Seas is dedicated to helping non-profits as best as we can. However, we believe we can achieve greater overall impact by supporting a smaller number of groups in more substantial ways, while focusing on groups that are closely aligned with our brand’s core principles and character.
Here are the characteristics for the kinds of 501c3 non-profits we will consider supporting:
- Aligned with outdoor exploration & adventure, especially in conjunction with the sea – as well as organizations associated with keeping water bodies healthy
- Centered in our current key east coast markets
- Oriented toward a younger demographic (optimally 21-35 year olds)
- Opportunities where we are the sole beer provide
- Opportunities where our contribution can be leveraged to raise more money than just the value of the beer contributed
- Events and causes which may involved one or more key retail accounts
We are happy to host fundraisers in the Heavy Seas Tap Room (located at the brewery) with a portion of proceeds benefitting the appropriate organization if it meets our criteria. Please contact Nicole@hsbeer.com for questions and our Tap Room availability.
Please read the following important guidelines before submitting your donation request:
Since we allocate contributions quarterly, please submit your request for beer donations at least 90 days in advance.
Beer delivery is something that we cannot legally offer. In the case of draft beer, you must buy the product from our distributor (requiring at least a temporary liquor license) and we will reimburse the 501c3 for your purchase, less the distributor’s mark up.
For donations of VIP Brewery Tour passes, Raffle/Silent Auction prizes, and other items, please submit your request at least 30 days in advance.
We will get back to everyone who fills out the form below with a decision within a reasonable period of time (generally at most 2 weeks). If you do not hear back from us within this period, please re-contact us with a short email (no need to fill out the whole form again).
Thank you for your request, and the important work your organization does!