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.