Our Charities

We love to give back at Dolphins Plus, whether it be with our time, resources, or in any way we can.  Learn more about how we get involved in the community.

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Marine Mammal Responder Unit

We love our dolphins. We love marine mammals. We refuse to sit on the sidelines when our friends are in danger. That’s why we created the Marine Mammal Responder Unit, an entirely not-for-profit arm of Dolphins Plus that is on call 24/7/365 to assist with marine mammal emergencies. Our Mission Protecting marine mammals and their habitats through conservation, research, and education. DONATE TO THE MARINE MAMMAL RESPONDER UNIT It could be a mass stranding. It might be a whale or dolphin tangled in fishing line. Often, it’s injured or orphaned manatees that are the docile victims of…

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Oma’s Swim

Oma’s Swim

In honor of our matriarch, Anne Marie Borguss, who we all loved as “Oma”, Dolphins Plus offers any guest battling cancer a complimentary Dolphin Encounter. Oma’s courageous spirit and zest for life never wavered during her battle with cancer. She found solace in the dolphins she so loved, and we are proud to help others battling this dreaded disease enjoy a much-needed diversion from doctors and medications.

Florida Keys Wild Bird Center

Florida Keys Wild Bird Center

The Florida Keys Wild Bird Center is a not-for-profit sanctuary that rescues and rehabilitates injured native and migratory birds, so that they can be returned to the wild. It’s not an easy or inexpensive feat. That’s why Dolphins Plus, has proudly donated free fish to the center for more than 25 years. We’re part of the Florida Keys community, and we’re committed to doing our part to protect and preserve it.

Baptist Health

Baptist Health

Dolphins Plus is a Founding Member of Mariners Hospital and an active supporter of the Baptists Healthcare system. Our financial support helps fund research, facility development, and advanced medical equipment that benefit our Florida Keys neighbors and lead to real medical breakthroughs. Additionally, we’re proud to regularly offer Dolphins Plus and our services free of charge during fundraisers, membership drives, and annual employee picnics.

Upper Keys Humane Society

Upper Keys Humane Society

We love animals. We are dog people and cat people and we are proud to support the Upper Keys Humane Society. This is the only no-kill shelter in Upper Keys and we’re honored to partner with them by adding donation boxes and both Dolphins Plus locations. Our guests have proven very generous (no surprise to us) and 100% of the proceeds go directly to the shelter. We offer additional support through direct donations on behalf of Dolphins Plus.

Make A Wish

Make A Wish

No cause is more worthy than Make A Wish, and it just so happens that a lot of these kids wish to meet a dolphin face-to-face. Dolphins Plus has never and we will never turn one away. In fact, we arrange private sessions for these brave kids, so they have the dolphins all to themselves in an environment where no one is staring or feeling sad. We give these kids and their families a real adventure and a happy day away from their difficult situations. The truth is, we get as much out of it as they do.

Additional Charities We Give Back To:

Make A Wish

Junior Welfare Society

Deliver the Dream

Bobby Parker Foundation for Hope

Folds of Honor & The Long Walk Home

KKG Foundation and GIRLS Academy

Twisted Ribbons

Women In Distress

American Cancer Society

Palmer Trinity School

The Breast & Heart Initiative

Montessori Academy

The Church by the Sea

McGovern Foundation

American Legion

Saint Anthony Catholic School

FIU Baseball

Conch Foundation of the Upper Keys

B fore Pink (breast cancer)

Girl Scouts

Wounded Warrior

Elks Club of the Florida Keys

On your Toes

Parent to Parent

Miami Lighthouse for the Blind

Key Largo Elementary

Key Largo Rangers

Treasure Village Montessori

Montessori Island Charter School

Plantation Key School

Dolphins Plus Oma Program

Dolphins Plus Annual Easter Egg Hunt for the entire community (Free)

Young Philanthropists Baptist Health Foundation

Key Largo Chamber of Commerce Members in Motion

Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center

Key Largo 4th of July Parade

Key Largo 4th of July fireworks display

Key Largo New Year’s Fireworks Display

Families of Fallen Firefighters

Families of Fallen Policemen

Key Largo Boat Parade

Good Health Clinic

Key Largo softball League

Taste Around the World

Remembering Ralph Smith

FIU Golf Tournament

Upper Keys Humane Society

Annual Wings of Hope

Jr. Sailfish Tournament

Heart Ball

Baptist Health

Habitat for Humanity

National Adoption Day

Annual Spaghetti ad No Balls

The White Party

The Synchro Mermaids

Casting for Cats

Autism Society of the Keys

Annual Christmas gala

Coral Isle Festival

Totally Awesome 80’s Auction

Dancing Through the Decades

MODS Masquerade Venetian Fantasy

Rendezvous

Rock the Night for GSD

Purple Pumpkin Gala

Emerald Awards

Toyland Ball

Denim and Diamonds Gala

Buddies Thru Bullies

Ray of Hope

Safe Haven

UKF Summer Staycation

Take a Walk in Her Shoes

Monroe County Key Largo Library

Musicians Relief Fund

Spring Fling

Starfish Luncheon

Girls Academy

Boy Scouts of America

American Liver Foundation

LKCC Business Walkabout and Auction

Pirates on the Water

A Night Around the World

Annual Celebration

Rotary Club East Lake Sunrise

Dance Marathon University of Florida

Masquerade Annual Cocktail Party

Kiwanis Golf Committee

Key Largo School Safety Patrol

Narelle Prew Montessori School

Inaugural Fishing Tournament

Islamorada Fishing Club

Blue Water Surrender

University of Miami Annual Student Auction

Ann’s Sailfish Tournament

Flip Flops on the Dock

Treasure Village Nautical Nights

Bike MS: Breakaway to Key Largo

San Pedro Women’s Guild

Princeton Christian School

Victory Center for Autism and Disabilities

St. Louis Catholic Covenant School

Miami Children’s Museum

Benefit on the Bay for Lourdes

Ransom Everglades School

Wings of Hope

American Cancer Society

Annual Sailfish Challenge

Capt. Flutie’s Over the Hill

Lawn Mower Race

Nick’s Battle