Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund Five Years in Review

On April 18, 2018, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) marked eight years of funding recovery efforts across the Gulf of Mexico following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, including working with partners to take vital early actions to reduce harm to wildlife and five subsequent years of conservation work through the Foundation’s Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund (GEBF).

NFWF launched the GEBF in 2013 in response to remedial orders contained in plea agreements between the U.S. Department of Justice and BP and Transocean. The plea agreements resolved certain criminal charges against both companies relating to the 2010 oil spill. Provisions within the agreements direct a total of $2.54 billion to NFWF over a five-year period to be used to support natural resource projects in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.

View the Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund five-year press release.​​​