Ecosystem Restoration


We believe in the power of nature to restore itself. In the face of an overwhelming climate crisis, nature has solutions to mitigate coastal flooding, erosion, and ocean acidification. Whether it’s the small but mighty oyster or stretches of seagrass and mangroves, when we support restoration efforts, our funding helps nature and the people who depend on it.

Our grant giving program includes using coastal habitats like mangroves, salt marshes, and seagrass to sequester carbon (commonly referred to as “blue carbon”) or using nature-based solutions such as living shorelines, oysters reefs or kelp farming to improve coastal water quality or build coastal resilience to a changing climate. Priority goes to community-led projects and initiatives that involve collaborations amongst multiple organizations and stakeholder engagement. We do not support hard infrastructure projects, conservation easements, or land acquisition.

Stories of Ecosystem Restoration

11th Hour Racing Provides Support to Nonprofit Organizations in Coastal Communities

Initiatives advance equitable youth education opportunities, composting, and ecosystem restoration 11th Hour Racing announced its support of nine new U.S.…

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11th Hour Racing Renews Grants with 25 Nonprofit Organizations #fortheocean

Reinforcing its mission to support local programs that model best practices of sustainability, restore coastal ecosystems, and advance ocean stewardship,…

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Choose Magic

A short film by 11th Hour Racing [embed][/embed] From the bustling boulevards of New York City to the urban backyards…

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A floating wetland in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. 11th Hour Racing’s grant to the National Aquarium supports research investigating the rate of nutrient removal from the harbor by floating wetlands. Photo credit: ​​David Coffey/National Aquarium

Floating Wetlands

Visit the National Aquarium’s floating wetland science lab In many urban harbors around the world, native wetlands have been devastated…

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11th Hour Racing Awards 23 Grants Totaling $1.92 Million on World Ocean Day

Funding for new grantees focused on ocean conservation, investigative journalism, and coastal sustainability Building on 10 years of philanthropic work…

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mangrove, the ocean agency, ecosystem restoration, ocean health

Enabling Nature to Restore Itself

As the northern hemisphere springs to life, we’re celebrating ecosystem restoration all month long. Ecosystem restoration includes preventing, halting, and…

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Billion Oyster Project, New York, Ecosystem Restoration

Listening to our community: Billion Oyster Project

11th Hour Racing fosters systemic change to restore ocean health — our vision for the future includes cleaner, healthier waterways…

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Leaders Initiative. Photo credit: Ocean Discovery Institute

11th Hour Racing Awards 12 New Grants to Address Environmental Challenges of Coastal Communities Around World

Continuing its work with coastal communities around the world to restore ocean health, 11th Hour Racing announced today a dozen…

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Sir Peter Blake, New Zealand Sailing Sustainability leaders, youth sustainability sailing,

11th Hour Racing Announces New Grantees for World Oceans Day

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1559762981065{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}"] Seven Organizations Working at the Intersection of Sport, Science, and Ocean Restoration 11th Hour Racing announced…

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