Tim Early passed away on December 23, 2001. Tim was extremely grateful for the effort everyone made in making his foundation a success, he also looked forward to the continuation of his dream the health and beauty of diving.
The Tim Early Foundation has been set up in Illinois by the staff of Our World-Underwater, SCUBA and Travel EXPO. The goal of the foundation is to help support diving in the Midwest through charitable donations. Our World-Underwater has been the single largest contributor to the Tim Early Foundation. Portions go to the foundation as well as outside. Since its inception, the Tim Early Foundation has raised over $300,000 to help fund Midwest projects, and educational programs.