Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution


Founded in 1930, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) is dedicated to research and education to advance understanding of the ocean and its interaction with the Earth system, and to communicating this understanding for the benefit of society. Its primary mission is to develop and effectively communicate a fundamental understanding of the processes and characteristics governing how the oceans function and how they interact with the Earth as a whole. WHOI promotes and develops the use of advanced instrumentation and systems (including ships, vehicles and platforms) to make the required observations at sea and in the laboratory. WHOI makes the results of its research known to the public and policymakers and foster its applications to new technology and products in ways consistent with the wise use of the oceans.

How Your Donation Helps

94.7% of your car donation will go toward helping Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution with their project: Sponsored and Institutional Research.

5.3% will go toward the project: Education.



  • Scientific research for government
  • Other scientific research activities
  • School, college, trade school, etc.

Tax Status

IRS Classification: 501(c)(3) Public Charity established 1954

Your donations to Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution are tax deductible.

Grouping: Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).

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