Gulf Star is a public-private partnership administered by the Gulf of Mexico Alliance, a 501c3 public charity with flexibility to collaborate with others in the Gulf region. The goal of the Gulf Star program is to facilitate partnerships between the Gulf of Mexico Alliance and outside funders who wish to use their investments strategically to achieve measurable results around priority issues that are common to all five states of the Gulf of Mexico region:

  • Sustainable seafood
  • Loss of critical habitats
  • Coastal resilience
  • Water quality and quantity
  • Living marine resources
  • Data and monitoring


Gulf Star partners are those state and federal agencies, businesses, non-governmental organizations, and private citizens working in the region that support the goal of addressing common issues on a regional basis. The Gulf of Mexico Alliance leverages contributions from public partners with those from our private partners to maximize the total resources available for regional projects.

Alabama    Florida    Louisiana    Mississippi    Texas



To learn more about being a Gulf Star Corporate partner, contact Development Director Becky Ginn,


What are the benefits to participating as a Gulf Star partner?
You will become a supporting member of the Gulf of Mexico Alliance’s network of partnerships in a coordinated effort to address the most important issues facing the Gulf region.
How are Gulf Star projects developed?
Gulf of Mexico Alliance Priority Issue Teams develop project concepts that address specific actions from the Gulf of Mexico Alliance’s Action Plan III for Healthy and Resilient Coasts.
How do I apply for grants under the Gulf Star program?
Join a Priority Issue Team! There are no dues or membership fees. All Gulf Star proposals are solicited through the Priority Issue Teams and awardees are expected to be a contributing member of the Team. Joining a team is easy – simply let the Team Coordinator know to add your contact information to their Team list. You will immediately begin receiving periodic email updates and notices for Team calls, relevant workshops, and funding opportunities.