About Us

Saving the North Carolina Coast for Future Generations

Since 1982, the Federation has been in the field restoring miles of coastline; training and educating students, adults, and communities to take actions that result in cleaner coastal waters and advocating for an accessible, healthy, productive coast.

Created to give a united voice to the need for long-term coastal management, the Federation remains a collaborative, grassroots organization at its heart and brings together traditional and nontraditional organizations, government agencies, and businesses in order to achieve what is best for the North Carolina coast and to leave a legacy of clean water for future generations.

The Federation has 16,000 supporters and reaches almost 300,000 people directly each year.

Our Achievements

Annual Highlights

Limitation on indirect rate for government grant funds:

It is the policy of the North Carolina Coastal Federation, as a nonprofit organization, that all of our partners limit their overhead/indirect rates to 10 percent of the funds received.

Invest in the Future

Help us protect and restore coastal water quality and habitats throughout the North Carolina coast