About The OisF Foundation
The OisF formed "The OisF Foundation, a New Jersey Nonprofit Corporation", an approved 501(c)(3) charitable organization, to serve as the non-profit arm of The OisF coastal brand. The OisF Foundation focuses on sponsoring events and undertaking other initiatives that introduce women and children, including survivors and those impacted by abuse, to the restorative energy of the ocean.
Through the Foundation's advocacy work for survivors and support of organizations centered on the prevention of abuse, the Foundation strives to provide a voice for survivors and elevate the awareness of the prevalence of abuse in our communities. To learn more about abuse, to find resources for those experiencing abuse, or to discover more about the healing powers of the ocean, please visit our Resources page.
In furtherance of The OisF mission and in an effort to create a community of support for young women, The OisF Foundation created “The OisF Rider” program. The Rider program is designed for any girl who loves and feels a connection to the ocean and wants to become a part of a community of sea sisters that inspires goodness and strength in each other. Visit the Rider page to learn more about the offer of The OisF Rider program and what it means to be a Rider!
If you are interested in volunteering for an upcoming OisF Event, or collaborating with The OisF Foundation on a future Event, we would love to hear from you – please Contact Us. To support The OisF Foundation in other ways, please consider making a Donation or purchasing OisF gear from The OisF Shop, as a portion of all proceeds from The OisF goes directly to The OisF Foundation.
The OisF Foundation Testimonials
The OisF creates a unique connectivity between women, girls and the world we live in. It promotes purpose and strength from within- both physically and emotionally. I love being able to share this with my daughter and the other amazing women in my life!
One of my favorite things to do for the OisF is volunteer at the Belmar Pro and other events like that. I get to meet surfers and other people that are happy to support The Ocean Is Female. I also thought it was amazing to see that Men and boys were also exited to support this nonprofit organization for women and girls of abuse. It is so cool to see all the people that support all the hard work The OisF and Alli have done so far and who are excited to see what is to come in the future. The Ocean is Female organization has brought me to love, care, and sort of become part of the ocean!
Annabel – Age 13
My daughter and I have been fortunate to participate in several events that support The Ocean is Female as they serve survivors of domestic abuse. These events have all been character building opportunities for my daughter. She has spent time during our national stay at home quarantine sewing masks for abuse survivors living in the protection of a domestic violence safe house, worked the Foundation’s table at surf competitions and other public events, is always stoked to wear her OisF gear, and is excited to hopefully participate in her first ever all women’s sailing event this year. The Foundation has taught her to be strong, to never be silent, to love the ocean, and to just have fun however she can with her board and some surf wax! Thank you OisF for all you do!
My sons were fortunate enough to meet the founder of The Ocean is Female, and after learning about the strong work this organization is doing for survivors of abuse, they were thrilled to learn that we were able to purchase men and boy’s gear. We love the design of our shirts and take pride in knowing our purchases are helping to do good!
Joseph & Logan's Dad - Ages 11 & 8