In alliance with our donors, during the year 2023, the MarViva Foundation invested USD 3,678,099 to strengthen coastal community development, marine spatial planning, the promotion of responsible production and consumption of marine products and services, and the deterrence of marine pollution by plastics in Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia and the Eastern Tropical Pacific:




We are grateful for the commitment and support of our:

Founders, Dr. Stephen Schmidheiny and Erica Knie (DEP, 2010);

Staff and collaborators in Costa Rica, Panama and Colombia;

Partners in project implementation, including state authorities, local leaders, community-based organizations and stakeholders, private enterprise, scientific community, NGOs, media;

Board of Directors: Roberto Artavia, Gian Castillero, Sibylle Feltrin, Jorge Jiménez;

Financial Advisor: Alonso Betancourt.

We especially thank the financial and technical support of our donors during 2023, including:

Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad)
Viva Trust
Blue Action Fund
French Facility for Global Environment (FFEM)
European Union
Central American Regional Security Initiative (CARSI)
University of British Columbia-Lenfest Ocean Program
The Islas Secas Foudation
German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ)-Internatinal Climate Initiative (IKI)
Asociación Costa Rica por Siempre
Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT)
Moody’s Foundation

And the Norwergian Research Center (NORCE), Automercado, Overbrook Foundation and United States Public Affairs Section (PAS) de Estados Unidos, as well as the valuable contribution of the media and corporate allies that support our programs through in-kind contributions, such as:

Televisora Nacional de Panamá (TVN)

Grupo Jurado

Feedback Internacional

Radio La Movida, Okey 96.3 

And Mercadeo Dirigido, and the many friends of MarViva who contribute with their personal, corporate or institutional donations in support of our work.

Thank you for contributing to the fulfillment of our mission towards the conservation and sustainable use of the sea!

MarViva audited financial reports may be downloaded below

Auditors: Crowe Horwath

2021 Audited financial statements

2020 Audited financial statements

2019 Audited financial statements

2018 Audited Annual financial statements
2016-2017 Audited Annual financial statements