Kelly Slater Foundation
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2008 Beneficiaries

Surfriders Save Trestles campaign fights an ongoing legal battle to prevent the construction of a new toll road in Orange County which threatens the historic Trestles surf break.
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LA Surf Bus brings eager children ages 5 to 17 and their attendants from challenging Los Angeles and Orange County neighborhoods for a day of surf at the beach.
Surfers Healing seeks to enrich the lives of children with Autism and the lives of their families by exposing them to the unique experience of surfing through free surf camps.
Miocean develops, supports and implements programs that will reduce urban runoff and preserve the environmental integrity of southern California’s beaches and coastal waters.
The Quiksilver Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to benefiting and enhancing the quality of life for communities of boardriders across the world by supporting environmental, educational, health and youth-related projects. The foundation provides support to Surfaid International, Surfrider, Reef Check and various other organizations.
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation “Pipeline to a Cure” is working to raise awareness of the direct positive effect surfing has on those afflicted with Cystic Fibrosis (CF). Surfing has shown to have a significant positive affect on the Lung health for those with CF. Monies will be used for forwarding the foundations goal to improving the lives of those with CF and eventually finding a cure.
The World Skin Cancer Foundation is a not for profit group which was founded in Cocoa Beach, Florida, to educate the public regarding the detrimental effects of unprotected sun exposure.

Past Beneficiaries

Reef Check is an international non-profit organization dedicated to conservation of two ecosystems: tropical coral reefs and California rocky reefs. With headquarters in Los Angeles and volunteer teams in more than 80 countries, Reef Check works to create partnerships among community volunteers, government agencies, businesses, universities and other non-profits. Reef Check goals are to: educate the public about the value of reef ecosystems and the current crisis affecting marine life; to create a global network of volunteer teams trained in Reef Check's scientific methods who regularly monitor and report on reef health; to facilitate collaboration that produces ecologically sound and economically sustainable solutions; and to stimulate local community action to protect remaining pristine reefs and rehabilitate damaged reefs worldwide.

The Space Coast Early Intervention Center has a unique, interdisciplinary pre-school program that brings special needs children alongside their typically developing peers for the learning process. “This interaction allows for role-modeling from peers and prepares the children for the eventual mainstream experience.”