SIRF’s research and operating funds come entirely from generous donations made by individuals and corporations who support our mission of sponsoring scientific research of immediate and practical use by the seafood industry.

Donations may be made in recognition or honor of others and will be recorded and referenced as such. The majority of our funding is derived from several Perpetual Funds that are established as either  Memorials or  Living tributes. Each fund is assigned a target amount for full funding. When the target is met, the fund is considered “complete” though additional contributions may still be made to it at any time. Funds that have not yet met their target amount are considered “open.” SIRF also accepts general donations, without reference to a specific fund.

To make a donation to any of these funds, or to make a general donation, you may either:

Donate to SIRF online through PayPal:

Download this PDF form here and:
  • A. Mail it to:
    1544 Spring Hill Road #10763
    McLean, Virginia 22102-3319
  • B. Email it to:

To make a donation via bank transfer or to assign a gift of securities to SIRF, please call (703) 752-8890 or send a message to


SIRF is a 501(c)3 organization and contributions from individuals or corporations to SIRF may be tax-deductible. Donors are encouraged to seek appropriate independent tax advice.