11th Hour Racing’s grant program, funded by The Schmidt Family Foundation, is committed to advancing innovative projects that improve the health of our oceans and address the dynamic environmental challenges facing the sailing and marine communities. We seek projects that align with 11th Hour Racing’s programmatic strategy to advance one or more of these 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 reduce 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

Header image credit: Matt Curnock / Ocean Image Bank

Grant Application:

Have an idea that aligns with our mission? Click below to read more about our grant funding strategy and requirements.

We hold one grant review for new applicants each year.
Applications are accepted from Jan. 1 – March 31, 2023.

Organizations that have previously received grant funding from 11th Hour Racing should speak with their grant manager about renewal.

Grants awarded to 89 programs since 2013
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Students reached through grantee programs funded by 11th Hour Racing
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Pounds of debris removed from ocean by grantees

Our Grantees