An Overview of Proposed
CBO Foundation Programs
Although there are many issues that impact our oceans worldwide, we will attempt to address most of them through our proposed programs
and initiatives subject to adequate funding, Our goal is to address the issues in an educational, fun and entertaining way, while rewarding all participants for doing so. Most of these programs will develop slowly over the years, along with an increased level of self-funding means.
Our three (3) core issues focus on reducing Ocean Plastic Waste, Overfishing, and Shark Finning. To help us accomplish this goal and spread our messages, we developed several unique programs. Some are being developed with our parent company, while others are stand-alone initiatives as briefly listed below in with a brief description. Although some will launch starting in 2021, others are likely a few years away subject to funding. Click on any logo to be directed to their own webpage on this site for more information.
Our principal long-term funding resource is an online travel
rewards loyalty program called MySandDollars.com (MSD$), currently being developed in partnership with our parent founding company APVG.
The MSD$ platform is owned by the CBO Foundation, but will be operated by SandDollar Travel Rewards Inc, am APVG company. It will be integrated within its proposed Tropical Reef Travel Cafe (Travel Cafes), a proposed chain of Travel Agencies that will offer travel services plus food and beverage seven days per week. More details can be found on the APVG website.
Once the CBO Foundation receives its tax exempt status from the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS), it will begin accepting direct contributions from private and corporate donors for its programs.
As a way to thank our donors, we developed the CBO Silver Medallion rewards (gift) program. Donors will not only be able to allocate the funds they contribute to one or more programs they wish to support, but also will receive a one ounce (1oz) .999 pure custom minted, limited edition, CBO Silver Medallion for every $250 in cumulative contributions they make as a thank you gift for their support. More details on this will follow later in 2020.
The CBO Marine Debris Recovery Group (CBO Marine Group), is several years out, but also being developed by APVG. Designed as both a cruise ship and research/clean-up vessel, APVG will seek to develop and offer a unique working cruise program for MSD$ member guests seeking a meaningful working holiday to clean-up a remote island or coastline.
The CBO PlasticPreneur program is designed to provide funding and local support to volunteers who conduct regional coastal clean-up missions. The scope of the waste crisis has resulted in many areas receiving an endless amount of waste washing up on its shores daily. This program hopes to fund repeat coastal clean-up events to partner with.
The CBO Foundation is developing an annual Marine Waste Conference, and additional podcast called "Let's Talk Trash" designed to bring in the experts in ocean and marine debris, waste management and marine conservation efforts. Together we will address and discuss issues and solutions, with conferences held quarterly if feasible.
The CBO Foundation programs outlined above remain on the drawing board for now, and new programs may be added. In addition to these programs, we will offer several ocean-issue awareness initiatives that are explained elsewhere.