Our Budget

Our work is supported by tax-deductible donations from individual supporters, ecotourism, citizen scientist research expeditions, in-kind donations, grants and lots of volunteer elbow grease!



WGRP Project Budget: $162,496 (January 2019-December 2019):
Full time year round salaries for: Director of Education, Director of Science, Director of Community Outreach, Project Director $73,500
Additional local team member salaries (2 people, 12 weeks full-time) $3,500
 Visiting guest scientists and educators $5,500
 Data analysis, organization and publishing of scientific results $5000
Field supplies and equipment $10,696
Fuel and transportation $2,000
Communications $2,500
Guide training $4,000
Educational outreach materials $4,000
Children’s workshops and
educational programs
Public education and outreach $1500
Conferences, meetings and
Barra to Baja Expedition (17 people, 3 trips (1 planning, 2 exchanges)) $38,800
Total:  $162,496
All funds received above the budget shown above are entirely dedicated to the ongoing success of the project.


Project supported by: Grants & Research Contracts (2014-2017):
SEMARNAT/DFWS Wildlife Without Borders; National Geographic; Idea Wild; Norcross Foundation; American Cetacean Society San Francisco Bay Area Chapter Research; NOAA

Community Support:

6 regional fishing and tourism coops, Dept. Ecology, Dept. Environment, Dept. Tourism, Capitania del Puerto, 12 regional schools, Guerrero Municipal Council de Turismo y participación social; Oficina de Convenciones y Visitantes de Ixtapa Zihuatanejo; Asociación de Hoteles de Ixtapa Zihuatanejo; Instituto Municipal de Ecologia; UNAM; NOAA; Guia Zanka; Dive Zihua; Casita Ecovegana; Ecotianguis; LOOT; La Raiz de la Tierra; Playa Viva


Individual Supporter revenue streams: Humpback whale adoption program; Tax-deductible donations; Citizen science research expeditions; merchandise sales.

See a list of this year’s heroic supporters here – HURRAY for you and THANK YOU, friends!