The 11th Hour Racing is seeking grant applications to foster systemic change to restore ocean health – 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. It needs a global paradigm shift, from an extractive economy that depletes natural resources to a sustainable economy that uses resources wisely and protects the ocean. 11th Hour Racing works to facilitate this transition by supporting local solutions to global problems, led by community organizations and industry leaders.
11th Hour Racing seeks proposals that align with one or more focus areas:
- Ocean Literacy & Stewardship – increase the understanding and appreciation of the importance of healthy oceans and waterways to communities through experiential learning, citizen science, and powerful story-telling
- Clean Technologies & Best Practices – advance practices and technologies in coastal communities and the marine industry that reduces waste, prevent plastic pollution, improve water quality, and assess new circular solutions
- Ecosystem Restoration – improve water quality, bolster coastal resilience, and sequester carbon through coastal habitat restoration
- Typical grant awards range from $10,000 – $100,000, with an average grant size being $25,000.
- The grant will prioritize projects led by 501(c)(3) organizations but other types of non-profit or charitable entities may apply as long as the proposed project addresses one or more of 11th Hour Racing’s strategic goals outlined above. 11th Hour Racing awards grants in the U.S. and globally, therefore international organizations are welcome to apply.
- Projects seeking funding for political advocacy, lobbying, litigation, fundraising, or legally mandated mitigation projects are not eligible.
Project submissions are evaluated based on the following criteria:
- Environmental impact: the magnitude of the project’s environmental benefits
- Capacity and Organizational Expertise: organizational capacity and qualifications necessary to implement the proposed project
- Innovation and Creativity: how unique the project is or the methodology used
- Feasibility of implementation: technological, financial, and political factors that may influence the success of the project.
For more information, visit https://11thhourracing.org/grantmaking-strategy/