Foundation / Corporation
11th Hour Racing
Grants starting at $10,000 to USA, Canada, and International nonprofit organizations for environmental sustainability initiatives to improve ocean health. Funding is intended to support innovative projects that meet challenges faced by the marine and sailing industries. Eligible projects will focus on ocean literacy and stewardship, clean technologies and best practices, and/or ecosystem restoration.
11th Hour Racing fosters systemic change to restore ocean health — its vision for the future includes cleaner, healthier waterways through strong local stewardship and collective action around the world.
As the climate crisis intensifies, so does the impact on ocean health. A global paradigm shift is needed, from an extractive economy that depletes our natural resources to a sustainable economy that uses resources wisely and protects our ocean. 11th Hour Racing works to facilitate this transition by supporting local solutions to global problems, led by community organizations and industry leaders.
By supporting local pilot programs that model best practices of sustainability, restore coastal ecosystems, and advance ocean stewardship, grantees are creating systemic change to restore ocean health. 11th Hour Racing is working toward a future of cleaner, healthier waterways through strong local stewardship and collective action around the world.
11th Hour Racing seeks proposals that align with one or more of the focus areas:
Further examples of potential projects include but are not limited to:
Ocean Literacy & Stewardship: Outreach and educational initiatives for any age focused on improving knowledge of ocean health issues and best practices. Emphasis will be given to projects focused on youth-led initiatives, citizen science, and experiential education. Programs specializing in increasing stewardship, access, and ocean literacy in underserved, urban communities are of particular interest. Does not include: curriculum development; or general funding for educational programming.
Clean Technologies & Best Practices: Efforts that advance emerging methods and/or technologies that reduce the environmental footprint of coastal communities, sailing-related activities, and the maritime industry. Activities may include improving coastal community practices regarding plastic pollution prevention or food waste such as composting; environmentally responsible vessel disposal methods or construction materials; sailmaking or boatbuilding material alternatives or processes. Does not include: policy development; proven technologies (such as conventional solar photovoltaic), community beach or offshore clean-ups of marine debris, or advertising.
Ecosystem Restoration: Using coastal habitats like mangroves, salt marsh, and seagrass to sequester carbon (commonly referred to as Blue Carbon), using oysters and vertical farming to improve coastal water quality or innovative approaches to restoring coral health. Does not include: coastal infrastructure projects, conservation easements, or land acquisition.
GrantWatch ID#: 142067
Typical grant awards range from $10,000 - $100,000, with an average grant size being $25,000.
Current grants are 1 year in length; 11th Hour Racing generally does not offer multi-year grants.
USA: Alabama; Alaska; Arizona; Arkansas; California; Colorado; Connecticut; Delaware; Florida; Georgia; Hawaii; Idaho; Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas; Kentucky; Louisiana; Maine; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Minnesota; Mississippi; Missouri; Montana; Nebraska; Nevada; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New Mexico; New York City; New York; North Carolina; North Dakota; Ohio; Oklahoma; Oregon; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; South Carolina; South Dakota; Tennessee; Texas; Utah; Vermont; Virginia; Washington, DC; Washington; West Virginia; Wisconsin; Wyoming
USA Territories: American Samoa (USA) Guam (USA) Puerto Rico (USA) Virgin Islands (USA) Northern Mariana Islands (USA)
USA Compact Free Associations: The Federated States of Micronesia (USA) Marshall Islands (USA) Republic of Palau (USA)
Canada: Alberta; British Columbia; Manitoba; New Brunswick; Newfoundland and Labrador; Northwest Territories; Nova Scotia; Nunavut; Ontario; Prince Edward Island; Quebec; Saskatchewan; Yukon;
International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.
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Awards of $6,000 and in-kind benefits to Ohio and Michigan nonprofit organizations in eligible locations to recognize excellence. Awards are available to recognize both overall organizational excellence and project, program, or initiative excellence. In addition to the
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