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11th Hour Racing Grants

Grants to USA, Canada, and International Nonprofits to Promote
Environmental Sustainability in Sailing and Maritime Communities

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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 promote the adoption of clean technologies, ocean stewardship, and the reduction of ocean pollution.

11th Hour Racing is committed to mobilizing the sailing and marine communities to create systemic change for the improved health of the world's oceans. Fostering environmentally sustainable practices on and off the water is critical.  11th Hour Racing sees the opportunity the sailing and marine industries present to develop new ways to use resources in a more responsible manner. 11th Hour Racing seeks not only to drive change in these industries, but also to facilitate a more responsible use of energy and resources among the private sector, governments, and individuals.

Eligible projects align with 11th Hour Racing’s program strategy to advance one or more of these focus areas:

  • Solutions that Reduce Plastic Pollution
  • Ocean Literacy and Stewardship amongst coastal communities
  • Clean Technologies and Best Practices that reduce the environmental impact of the maritime industry and coastal communities
  • Projects tackling water quality issues and climate change through Ecosystem Restoration

For examples of potential projects in each of these focus areas, and for Evaluation Criteria, see the URL for Full Text below.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 142067

Estimated Size of Grant:

Typical grant awards range from $10,000 - $100,000, with an average grant size being $25,000.

Term of Contract:

Current grants are 1 year in length; 11th Hour Racing generally does not offer multi-year grants.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

11th Hour Racing will prioritize projects led by 501(c) 3 organizations but other types of entities may apply as long as the proposed project addresses one or more of 11th Hour Racing’s strategic goals.

11th Hour Racing awards grants in the U.S. and globally; therefore international organizations are welcome to apply.

Grant funding must be tied to a specific project, with measurable outcomes. 11th Hour Racing currently does not offer general funding grants.

Potential projects do not include:

- Community beach clean ups, stormwater education, or agricultural runoff
- Policy development; proven technologies (i.e. conventional solar photovoltaic), advertising
- Curriculum development; or general funding for educational programming

Projects seeking funding for political advocacy, lobbying, litigation, fundraising, or legally mandated mitigation projects are not eligible.

Pre-Application Information:

11th Hour Racing currently holds at least two grant reviews each year. Deadlines for submissions are as follows:

- March 1st, 2019: Grants awarded in May/June 2019
- September 1st, 2019: Grants awarded in Nov/Dec 2019

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

To submit the online application form, see the URL for Full Text below.

Todd McGuire, Program Director
11th Hour Racing
100 Bellevue Avenue
Newport, RI 02840
Phone: (401) 856-9288

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USA Compact Free Associations: The Federated States of Micronesia (USA)   Marshall Islands (USA)   Republic of Palau (USA)

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International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.