Grantees

WORKING TOGETHER FOR OCEAN HEALTH

11th Hour Racing funds projects that improve ocean health and address the environmental challenges faced by coastal communities.

Our work is inclusive and centered around people because we can’t change what is happening to our ocean if we don’t address the needs, desires and history of our coastal communities with a holistic approach.  

215
Grantees

Grantees by Focus Area

Clean Technologies & Best Practices

advancing emerging methods and technologies that reduce environmental impact

Ecosystem Restoration

utilizing coastal habitats to sequester carbon and developing nature-based solutions to improve water quality

Ocean Literacy & Stewardship

outreach and education initiatives focused on improving knowledge and treatment of ocean health

Find a Grantee:

Organization Name
Location
Focus Area
Start Date
Term
Potomac Riverkeeper Network
Washington, DC, USA
Ecosystem Restoration
01/01/2023
12 Mo.
Installing 50 million mussels to filter nutrient pollution in the Potomac River
Protectores de Cuencas
Yauco, Puerto Rico
Ecosystem Restoration
01/01/2023
24 Mo.
Restoring up to 30 acres of mangroves in a region impacted by hurricanes and earthquakes and threatened by sea-level rise
Seacology
Las Galeras, Dominican Republic
Ecosystem Restoration
12/01/2022
17 Mo.
Supporting youth sports programs while engaging students mangrove and seagrass restoration, and conservation training
Urban Rivers
Chicago, IL, USA
Ecosystem Restoration
12/01/2022
25 Mo.
Rewilding the Chicago River by introducing new mussels and installing floating wetlands to improve water quality and create experiential learning opportunities
Commercial Fisheries Research Foundation
Saunderstown, RI, USA
Clean Technologies & Best Practices
10/01/2022
24 Mo.
Initiating the removal of ghost gear from Rhode Island waters
Sail Newport
Newport, RI, USA
Ocean Literacy & Stewardship
09/20/2022
9 Mo.
4th grade experiential education blending the school district's STEM curriculum with sailing fundamentals and boating safety
Borderlands Restoration Network
Sonora, Mexico
Ecosystem Restoration
09/15/2022
24 Mo.
Preparing for climate change through ecosystem restoration, conservation, and blue carbon capture
Clean Ocean Access
Middletown, RI, USA
Clean Technologies & Best Practices
09/01/2022
12 Mo.
Healthy Soils Healthy Seas Rhode Island composting program to inspire environmentally responsible behavior to improve ocean health
Ocean Research & Conservation Association
Vero Beach, FL
Ecosystem Restoration
09/01/2022
12 Mo.
Restoration and monitoring programs through the Center for Citizen Science Laboratory and Living Shoreline Monitoring Citizen Science Project
Center for EcoTechnology
Dalton, MA
Clean Technologies & Best Practices
08/01/2022
12 Mo.
Commercial and institutional implementation for community composting program
Hawaii Institute of Pacific Agriculture
Kapaau, HI, USA
Ecosystem Restoration
07/01/2022
24 Mo.
Restoring native plants to improve coastal habitat and water quality
newportFILM
Newport, RI, USA
Ocean Literacy & Stewardship
07/01/2022
12 Mo.
Documentary film screenings to heighten awareness of the issues facing our planet and implementing a Green Team to promote event sustainability
SoundWaters
Stamford, CT, USA
Ocean Literacy & Stewardship
07/01/2022
12 Mo.
Experiential STEM education through sailing, research, and kelp farming on the Long Island Sound
Massachusetts Oyster Project
Wellfleet, MA, USA
Clean Technologies & Best Practices
06/15/2022
12 Mo.
Shell recycling program diverting oyster shells from the landfill and restoring the local oyster population
Save the Sound
New Haven, CT, USA
Ecosystem Restoration
06/15/2022
12 Mo.
Smithtown Bay Eelgrass Experimental Restoration
Azul
San Francisco, CA
Ocean Literacy & Stewardship
06/07/2022
12 Mo.
Elevating voices of the Latinx community about protecting our ocean and coastal communities
Chicago Maritime Arts Center
Chicago, IL, USA
Ocean Literacy & Stewardship
06/01/2022
12 Mo.
Boat building and maritime ecology education for students
Connecticut College
New London, CT, USA
Ecosystem Restoration
06/01/2022
12 Mo.
Exploring “living shorelines” as a nature-based restoration alternative
Ocean Conservancy
Washington, DC, USA
Clean Technologies & Best Practices
06/01/2022
24 Mo.
Mapping and removing ghost Gear in the Gulf of Maine and Narragansett Bay
The Trustees of Reservations
Boston, MA, USA
Ecosystem Restoration
06/01/2022
12 Mo.
In-depth analysis to measure carbon sequestration by the Great Marsh to develop carbon credits
Unplastify
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Ocean Literacy & Stewardship
05/22/2022
12 Mo.
Unplastify Challenge to inspire and empower sailors in Latin America to take action against plastic pollution
Vieques Conservation and Historical Trust
Vieques, Puerto Rico
Ecosystem Restoration
05/16/2022
12 Mo.
Mangrove and seagrass habitat restoration to support a more climate resilient Bioluminescent Bay
The Ocean Foundation
Jobos Bay, Puerto Rico
Ecosystem Restoration
05/01/2022
12 Mo.
Mata Redonda restoration and mangrove nursery construction supporting sarge-scale mangrove restoration
BLAKE
Auckland, New Zealand
Ocean Literacy & Stewardship
04/18/2022
12 Mo.
Experiential education in marine reserves and estuaries to foster environmental leadership
Groundwork Rhode Island
Pawtucket, RI, USA
Clean Technologies & Best Practices
04/18/2022
24 Mo.
Harvest Cycle composting and food scrap collection service for residents and businesses
Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii
Honolulu, HI, USA
Clean Technologies & Best Practices
04/18/2022
12 Mo.
In-vessel system for community scale composting to reduce plastic pollution and improve water quality
Community Boating Center New Bedford
New Bedford, MA, USA
Ocean Literacy & Stewardship
03/01/2022
9 Mo.
Lessons on ocean stewardship and junior sailing instructor training
Community Boating Center Providence
Providence, RI, USA
Ocean Literacy & Stewardship
03/01/2022
9 Mo.
Youth summer Sailorship scholarships for students and junior sailing instructor program
Courageous Sailing Center for Youth
Boston, MA, USA
Ocean Literacy & Stewardship
03/01/2022
9 Mo.
Summer and school-day programs blending STEM, sailing, environmental advocacy, and social-emotional learning
Mariposa DR Foundation
Cabarete, Dominican Republic
Ocean Literacy & Stewardship
02/01/2022
11 Mo.
Ending generational poverty by educating and employing girls to create creating sustainable environmental and economic solutions
The Outlaw Ocean Project
Washington, DC, USA
Ocean Literacy & Stewardship
02/01/2022
36 Mo.
Investigative journalism about lawlessness at sea
Baltimore Compost Collective
Baltimore, MD, USA
Ocean Literacy & Stewardship
01/01/2022
12 Mo.
Residential food scrap collection service and youth entrepreneurship program
Billion Oyster Project
New York, NY, USA
Ecosystem Restoration
01/01/2022
12 Mo.
Restoring oyster reefs to New York Harbor through public education initiatives
Gather New Haven
New Haven, CT, USA
Ocean Literacy & Stewardship
01/01/2022
12 Mo.
Schooner Summer Camp and Growing Entrepreneurs Youth Development Program focused on composting and experiential, environmental education
Hudson River Community Sailing
New York, NY, USA
Ocean Literacy & Stewardship
01/01/2022
12 Mo.
Sail Academy year-round youth development and summer employment opportunities through sailing and boatbuilding
Ocean Discovery Institute
San Diego, CA, USA
Ocean Literacy & Stewardship
01/01/2022
12 Mo.
Ocean Leaders science and conservation program empowering students to pursue STEM careers
Rocking the Boat
Bronx, NY, USA
Ocean Literacy & Stewardship
01/01/2022
12 Mo.
Environmental science program restoring Spartina grasses in the Bronx River tidal estuary
Save The Bay
Providence, RI, USA
Ecosystem Restoration
01/01/2022
12 Mo.
Statewide efforts engaging citizens to reduce plastic pollution, further coastal restoration, and enhance ocean and environmental literacy
Movement Education Outdoors
Providence, RI, USA
Ocean Literacy & Stewardship
11/15/2021
12 Mo.
Equitable access to the outdoors, teaching water safety skills, environmental stewardship, and place-based ecological and historical literacy
Polynesian Voyaging Society
Honolulu, HI, USA
Ocean Literacy & Stewardship
11/01/2021
12 Mo.
Student training on the ancient science of non-instrument, wayfinding navigation by sailing through the ʻAlenuihāhā Channel
Sail Newport
Newport, RI, USA
Ocean Literacy & Stewardship
09/13/2021
12 Mo.
4th grade experiential education blending the school district's STEM curriculum with sailing fundamentals and boating safety
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center
Newport, RI, USA
Ocean Literacy & Stewardship
09/01/2021
12 Mo.
Student scholarships and educational opportunities for Early Childhood and After-School Academy childcare programs
Center for EcoTechnology
Dalton, MA, USA
Clean Technologies & Best Practices
08/01/2021
12 Mo.
Commercial and institutional implementation for community composting program
Clean Ocean Access
Middletown, RI, USA
Clean Technologies & Best Practices
08/01/2021
12 Mo.
Healthy Soils Healthy Seas Rhode Island composting program to inspire environmentally responsible behavior to improve ocean health
Clean Ocean Access
Middletown, RI, USA
Clean Technologies & Best Practices
08/01/2021
12 Mo.
Creating a circular economy through shrink wrap recycling and life cycle analysis
newportFILM
Newport, RI, USA
Ocean Literacy & Stewardship
06/17/2021
12 Mo.
Documentary film screenings to heighten awareness of the issues facing our planet
Azul
San Francisco, CA
Ocean Literacy & Stewardship
06/01/2021
12 Mo.
Elevating voices of the Latinx community about protecting our ocean and coastal communities
Chicago Maritime Arts Center
Chicago, IL, USA
Ocean Literacy & Stewardship
06/01/2021
12 Mo.
Boat building and maritime ecology education for students
Ocean Research & Conservation Association
Vero Beach, FL, USA
Ecosystem Restoration
06/01/2021
12 Mo.
Restoration and monitoring programs through the Center for Citizen Science Laboratory and Living Shoreline Monitoring Citizen Science Project
SoundWaters
Stamford, CT, USA
Ocean Literacy & Stewardship
06/01/2021
12 Mo.
Experiential STEM education through sailing and scientific research on the Long Island Sound
Youth Sailing Foundation
Vero Beach, FL, USA
Ocean Literacy & Stewardship
06/01/2021
12 Mo.
Teaching students to sail while engaging them and community volunteers in building and monitoring living shorelines in the Indian River Lagoon
Imagine H2O
San Francisco, CA, USA
Clean Technologies & Best Practices
05/01/2021
25 Mo.
2021 Urban Water Challenge encouraging the development of innovative ways to advance how we source, distribute, use, and reuse water to build resilient communities
The Outlaw Ocean Project
Washington, DC, USA
Ocean Literacy & Stewardship
05/01/2021
12 Mo.
Investigative journalism about lawlessness at sea
Final Straw Foundation
Emsworth, UK
Clean Technologies & Best Practices
04/01/2021
12 Mo.
Community composting and education program teaching how composting leads to a healthier ocean
Unplastify
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Ocean Literacy & Stewardship
04/01/2021
12 Mo.
Unplastify Challenge to inspire and empower sailors in Latin America to take action against plastic pollution
eXXpedition
Rochford, UK
Clean Technologies & Best Practices
03/01/2021
12 Mo.
Inspiring leaders to create shifts in their community and beyond to tackle plastic pollution on land
Billion Oyster Project
New York, NY, USA
Ecosystem Restoration
01/01/2021
12 Mo.
Restoring oyster reefs to New York Harbor through public education initiatives
Community Boating Center New Bedford
New Bedford, MA, USA
Ocean Literacy & Stewardship
01/01/2021
12 Mo.
Lessons on ocean stewardship and junior sailing instructor training
Community Boating Center Providence
Providence, RI, USA
Ocean Literacy & Stewardship
01/01/2021
12 Mo.
Youth summer Sailorship scholarship program for students to attend sailing and paddling lessons
Courageous Sailing Center for Youth
Boston, MA, USA
Ocean Literacy & Stewardship
01/01/2021
12 Mo.
Sailing’s Swim Sail Science program for elementary school students blending sailing instructions, swimming lessons, and academics
Hudson River Community Sailing
New York, NY, USA
Ocean Literacy & Stewardship
01/01/2021
12 Mo.
Sail Academy year-round youth development and leadership education through sailing and boatbuilding
Mariposa DR Foundation
Cabarete, Dominican Republic
Ocean Literacy & Stewardship
01/01/2021
12 Mo.
Ending generational poverty by educating and employing girls to create creating sustainable environmental and economic solutions
Ocean Discovery Institute
San Diego, CA, USA
Ocean Literacy & Stewardship
01/01/2021
12 Mo.
Ocean Leaders science and conservation program empowering students to pursue STEM careers
Rocking the Boat
Bronx, NY, USA
Ocean Literacy & Stewardship
01/01/2021
12 Mo.
Exploring and researching the Bronx River tidal estuary to learn foundational scientific skills, concepts, and the scientific method
Save The Bay
Providence, RI, USA
Ocean Literacy & Stewardship
01/01/2021
12 Mo.
Developing Bay-Friendly Living educational materials and creating riparian buffer zones to improve water quality along the Maidford River
Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii
Honolulu, HI, USA
Clean Technologies & Best Practices
01/01/2021
12 Mo.
In-vessel system for community scale composting to reduce plastic pollution and improve water quality
Ocean Conservancy
Washington, DC, USA
Clean Technologies & Best Practices
12/01/2020
12 Mo.
Preventing fishing gear loss and recovering ghost gear in the Gulf of Maine
Groundwork Rhode Island
Pawtucket, RI, USA
Clean Technologies & Best Practices
11/15/2020
12 Mo.
Harvest Cycle composting and food scrap collection service for residents and businesses
National Aquarium
Baltimore, MD, USA
Ecosystem Restoration
11/02/2020
12 Mo.
Researching water quality improvements from floating wetlands
Commercial Fisheries Research Foundation
Saunderstown, RI, USA
Clean Technologies & Best Practices
11/01/2020
12 Mo.
Piloting underwater video to improve ghost gear removal
Seacology
Las Galeras, Dominican Republic
Ecosystem Restoration
11/01/2020
15 Mo.
Establishing a mangrove nursery and piloting a honey bee farm to provide sustainable livelihoods to local residents
Rare
Arlington, VA, USA
Clean Technologies & Best Practices
10/01/2020
12 Mo.
Solution Search: Water Pollution and Behavior Change
The Ocean Foundation
Vieques, Puerto Rico
Ocean Literacy & Stewardship
10/01/2020
14 Mo.
Habitat restoration supporting a more climate resilient bioluminescent bay
Vieques Conservation and Historical Trust
Vieques, Puerto Rio
Ecosystem Restoration
10/01/2020
14 Mo.
Mangrove and seagrass habitat restoration to support a more climate resilient Bioluminescent Bay
Clean Ocean Access
Middletown, RI, USA
Clean Technologies & Best Practices
08/01/2020
12 Mo.
Creating a circular economy through shrink wrap recycling and life cycle analysis
University of Texas Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve
Port Aransas, TX, USA
Clean Technologies & Best Practices
07/01/2020
12 Mo.
Scientific research to identify and advance further regulation of nurdle pollution along the Mississippi River
Ocean Discovery Institute
San Diego, CA, USA
Ocean Literacy & Stewardship
06/05/2020
12 Mo.
Ocean Leaders science and conservation program empowering students to pursue STEM careers
Hudson River Community Sailing
New York, NY, USA
Ocean Literacy & Stewardship
05/30/2020
12 Mo.
Covid-19 relief funding for general operating support
BLAKE
Auckland, New Zealand
Ocean Literacy & Stewardship
05/01/2020
12 Mo.
Experiential education in marine reserves and estuaries to foster environmental leadership
Borderlands Restoration Network
Sonora, Mexico
Ecosystem Restoration
05/01/2020
12 Mo.
Seagrass and mangrove restoration for blue carbon markets
Chicago Maritime Arts Center
Chicago, IL, USA
Ocean Literacy & Stewardship
05/01/2020
12 Mo.
Boat building and maritime ecology education for students
Community Boating Center New Bedford
New Bedford, MA, USA
Ocean Literacy & Stewardship
05/01/2020
12 Mo.
Sailing and ocean stewardship program teaching students how their behavior impact the waters surrounding their coastal city
newportFILM
Newport, RI, USA
Ocean Literacy & Stewardship
05/01/2020
12 Mo.
Documentary film screenings to heighten awareness of the issues facing our planet
Ocean Research & Conservation Association
Vero Beach, FL, USA
Ecosystem Restoration
05/01/2020
12 Mo.
Restoration and monitoring programs through the Center for Citizen Science Laboratory and Living Shoreline Monitoring Citizen Science Project
Sail Newport
Newport, RI, USA
Ocean Literacy & Stewardship
05/01/2020
12 Mo.
4th grade experiential education blending the school district's STEM curriculum with sailing fundamentals and boating safety
SoundWaters
Stamford, CT, USA
Ocean Literacy & Stewardship
05/01/2020
12 Mo.
On-water, summer research program providing college-level science experiences on Long Island Sound
Treasure Island Sailing Center
San Francisco, CA, USA
Ocean Literacy & Stewardship
05/01/2020
12 Mo.
Sailing to Save the Sea: access to sailing-based STEM and environmental stewardship program for 5th grade students
Youth Sailing Foundation
Vero Beach, FL, USA
Ocean Literacy & Stewardship
05/01/2020
12 Mo.
Teaching students to sail while engaging them and community volunteers in building and monitoring living shorelines in the Indian River Lagoon
Imagine H2O
San Francisco, CA, USA
Clean Technologies & Best Practices
04/16/2020
12 Mo.
2020 Urban Water Challenge encouraging the development of innovative ways to advance how we source, distribute, use, and reuse water to build resilient communities
Mariposa DR Foundation
Cabarete, Dominican Republic
Ocean Literacy & Stewardship
03/27/2020
3 Mo.
Ending generational poverty by educating and employing girls to create creating sustainable environmental and economic solutions
The Nature Conservancy
Providence, RI, USA
Ecosystem Restoration
01/31/2020
11 Mo.
Constructing and monitoring a nature-based shoreline protection project at Rose Larisa Park overlooking Narragansett Bay
Clean Ocean Access
Middletown, RI, USA
Clean Technologies & Best Practices
01/06/2020
12 Mo.
Healthy Soils Healthy Seas Rhode Island composting program to inspire environmentally responsible behavior to improve ocean health
Rocking the Boat
Bronx, NY, USA
Ocean Literacy & Stewardship
01/01/2020
12 Mo.
Exploring and researching the Bronx River tidal estuary to learn foundational scientific skills, concepts, and the scientific method
Baltimore County Sailing Center
Baltimore, MD, USA
Ocean Literacy & Stewardship
12/01/2019
12 Mo.
Experiential STEM education on the Chesapeake Bay for children living in homeless shelters
Clean Water Fund
Providence, RI, USA
Clean Technologies & Best Practices
12/01/2019
12 Mo.
ReThink Disposable: minimizing single-use disposable packaging in food service to prevent waste and marine debris
Community Boating Center Providence
Providence, RI, USA
Ocean Literacy & Stewardship
12/01/2019
12 Mo.
Youth summer Sailorship scholarship program for students to attend sailing and paddling lessons
Courageous Sailing Center for Youth
Boston, MA, USA
Ocean Literacy & Stewardship
12/01/2019
12 Mo.
Sailing’s Swim Sail Science program for elementary school students blending sailing instructions, swimming lessons, and academics
Final Straw Foundation
Emsworth, UK
Clean Technologies & Best Practices
12/01/2019
12 Mo.
Growing awareness of plastic pollution and empowering businesses to eliminate single-use plastics
Hudson River Community Sailing
New York, NY, USA
Ocean Literacy & Stewardship
12/01/2019
12 Mo.
Sail Academy year-round youth development and leadership education through sailing and boatbuilding
Ocean Discovery Institute
San Diego, CA, USA
Ocean Literacy & Stewardship
12/01/2019
12 Mo.
Ocean Leaders science and conservation program empowering students to pursue STEM careers
Save The Bay
Providence, RI, USA
Ecosystem Restoration
12/01/2019
12 Mo.
Salt marsh adaptation and reducing plastics pollution, enhancing ocean and environmental literacy
Seacology
Las Galeras, Dominican Republic
Ecosystem Restoration
12/01/2019
12 Mo.
Supporting mangrove restoration and conservation, and providing continuous access to safe drinking water
Station Marine de Concarneau
Paris, France
Ocean Literacy & Stewardship
12/01/2019
12 Mo.
Science and marine conservation and preservation education for coastal and rural French students
Unplastify
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Ocean Literacy & Stewardship
12/01/2019
12 Mo.
Unplastify Challenge to inspire and empower sailors in Latin America to take action against plastic pollution
EXPLORE
Concarneau, France
Ocean Literacy & Stewardship
10/21/2019
12 Mo.
Educational toolkits teaching students about marine biodiversity, plastic pollution, and energy reduction
EXPLORE
Concarneau, France
Ocean Literacy & Stewardship
10/21/2019
24 Mo.
Educational toolkits teaching students about marine biodiversity, plastic pollution, and energy reduction
Clean Ocean Access
Middletown, RI, USA
Clean Technologies & Best Practices
08/01/2019
12 Mo.
Creating a circular economy through shrink wrap recycling and life cycle analysis
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Nairobi, Kenya
Clean Technologies & Best Practices
07/31/2019
12 Mo.
#CleanSeas campaign engaging governments, the general public, civil society and the private sector in the fight against marine plastic pollution
Chicago Maritime Arts Center
Chicago, IL, USA
Ocean Literacy & Stewardship
07/22/2019
12 Mo.
Boat building and maritime ecology education for students
MIT Media Lab
Cambridge, MA, USA
Ocean Literacy & Stewardship
07/22/2019
12 Mo.
Broadening engagement and participation in ocean exploration with student-built underwater robots
Mystic Aquarium
Mystic, CT, USA
Clean Technologies & Best Practices
07/15/2019
12 Mo.
Engaging recreational fishermen to prevent or reduce marine debris and lost fishing gear
University of Texas Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve
Port Aransas, TX, USA
Clean Technologies & Best Practices
06/07/2019
12 Mo.
Nurdle Patrol, a citizen science project to develop an interactive mapping website tracking plastic pellet pollution
East Bay Sailing Foundation
Bristol, RI, USA
Clean Technologies & Best Practices
06/01/2019
12 Mo.
Electric coach boat feasibility study to minimize environmental impact
Billion Oyster Project
New York, NY, USA
Ecosystem Restoration
05/01/2019
12 Mo.
Restoring oyster reefs to New York Harbor through public education initiatives
BLAKE
Auckland, New Zealand
Ocean Literacy & Stewardship
05/01/2019
12 Mo.
Experiential education in marine reserves and estuaries to foster environmental leadership
Fauna & Flora International
Washington, DC, USA
Clean Technologies & Best Practices
05/01/2019
12 Mo.
Understanding marine sources of expanded polystyrene and developing solutions
Imagine H2O
San Francisco, CA, USA
Clean Technologies & Best Practices
05/01/2019
12 Mo.
2019 Urban Water Challenge encouraging the development of innovative ways to advance how we source, distribute, use, and reuse water to build resilient communities
LifeSail
Van Nuys, CA
Ocean Literacy & Stewardship
05/01/2019
12 Mo.
Building life skills through sailing, boat building, and experiential STEM education in local waterways
newportFILM
Newport, RI, USA
Ocean Literacy & Stewardship
05/01/2019
12 Mo.
Documentary film screenings to heighten awareness of the issues facing our planet
Treasure Island Sailing Center
San Francisco, CA, USA
Ocean Literacy & Stewardship
05/01/2019
12 Mo.
Sailing to Save the Sea: access to sailing-based STEM and environmental stewardship program for 5th grade students
Youth Sailing Foundation
Vero Beach, FL, USA
Ocean Literacy & Stewardship
05/01/2019
12 Mo.
Teaching students to sail while engaging them and community volunteers in building and monitoring living shorelines in the Indian River Lagoon
Mariposa DR Foundation
Cabarete, Dominican Republic
Ocean Literacy & Stewardship
02/28/2019
16 Mo.
Ending generational poverty by educating and employing girls to create creating sustainable environmental and economic solutions
Draper
Cambridge, MA, USA
Clean Technologies & Best Practices
02/01/2019
12 Mo.
Northeast regional microplastics sampling, measurement, and public outreach
The Ocean Foundation
Washington, DC, USA
Ecosystem Restoration
11/09/2018
3 Mo.
International grants through the Ocean Respect Racing team
eXXpedition
Rochford, UK
Clean Technologies & Best Practices
10/22/2018
26 Mo.
Round the world voyages that elevate awareness for the devastating impact of plastics on the ocean
Ocean Conservancy
Washington, DC, USA
Clean Technologies & Best Practices
09/30/2018
24 Mo.
Partnering with local fishers to remove derelict fishing gear from the Gulf of Maine
The Ocean Foundation
Jobos Bay, Puerto Rico
Ecosystem Restoration
09/30/2018
12 Mo.
Enhancing natural resiliency and offsetting carbon emissions through Seagrass restoration restoration in Jobos Bay
World Sailing Trust
London, UK
Clean Technologies & Best Practices
09/24/2018
12 Mo.
Environmental sustainability training for young sailors and reducing the creating resources to reduce the environmental impact of sailing clubs
Hudson River Community Sailing
New York, NY, USA
Ocean Literacy & Stewardship
09/10/2018
12 Mo.
Sail Academy year-round youth development and leadership education through sailing and boatbuilding
Sail Newport
Newport, RI, USA
Ocean Literacy & Stewardship
09/01/2018
24 Mo.
4th grade experiential education blending the school district's STEM curriculum with sailing fundamentals and boating safety
Clean Ocean Access
Middletown, RI, USA
Clean Technologies & Best Practices
08/31/2018
15 Mo.
Healthy Soils Healthy Seas Rhode Island composting program to inspire environmentally responsible behavior to improve ocean health
Final Straw Foundation
Emsworth, UK
Clean Technologies & Best Practices
08/24/2018
13 Mo.
Growing awareness of plastic pollution and empowering businesses to eliminate single-use plastics
RIMTA Foundation
Newport, RI, USA
Clean Technologies & Best Practices
07/24/2018
12 Mo.
Fiberglass vessel recycling into cement as an alternative to the landfill
Chicago Maritime Arts Center
Chicago, IL, USA
Ocean Literacy & Stewardship
06/25/2018
12 Mo.
Seed funding for a center for youth development and experiential education
Youth Sailing Foundation
Vero Beach, FL, USA
Ocean Literacy & Stewardship
06/22/2018
12 Mo.
Teaching students to sail while engaging them and community volunteers in building and monitoring living shorelines in the Indian River Lagoon
Martha's Vineyard Film Festival
Chilmark, MA, USA
Ocean Literacy & Stewardship
06/18/2018
12 Mo.
Portraits of Protectors: how members of an island community work to save our ocean
Clean Water Fund
Providence, RI, USA
Clean Technologies & Best Practices
06/11/2018
12 Mo.
ReThink Disposable: minimizing single-use disposable packaging in food service to prevent waste and marine debris
Save The Bay
Providence, RI, USA
Ocean Literacy & Stewardship
05/21/2018
12 Mo.
Salt marsh adaptation and reducing plastics pollution, enhancing ocean and environmental literacy
Imagine H2O
San Francisco, CA, USA
Clean Technologies & Best Practices
04/30/2018
13 Mo.
2022 Urban Water Challenge encouraging the development of innovative ways to advance how we source, distribute, use, and reuse water to build resilient communities
Mudratz
Stonington, CT, USA
Ocean Literacy & Stewardship
04/30/2018
12 Mo.
Sustainability Program driven students while sailing offshore and long-distance racing
Community Boating Center New Bedford
New Bedford, MA, USA
Ocean Literacy & Stewardship
04/01/2018
24 Mo.
Sailing and environmental science program teaching sustainable aquaculture
Rocking the Boat
Bronx, NY, USA
Ocean Literacy & Stewardship
04/01/2018
24 Mo.
Empowering academic success in high-school and higher education through sailing, environmental science, and wooden boatbuilding
University of Georgia College of Engineering
Athens, GA, USA
Clean Technologies & Best Practices
03/31/2018
20 Mo.
Marine Debris Tracker app to collect citizen science data on the amount, distribution and type of debris
Clean Ocean Access
Middletown, RI, USA
Clean Technologies & Best Practices
03/05/2018
24 Mo.
Installing marina trash skimmers to remove marine debris and improve water quality in Southeast New England
newportFILM
Newport, RI, USA
Ocean Literacy & Stewardship
03/05/2018
12 Mo.
Oceanic and coastal sustainability documentary film events to inspire action for the ocean
RIMTA Foundation
Newport, RI, USA
Clean Technologies & Best Practices
03/02/2018
12 Mo.
Fiberglass vessel recycling into cement as an alternative to the landfill
Philadelphia Wooden Boat Factory
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Ocean Literacy & Stewardship
03/01/2018
24 Mo.
Year-round youth apprenticeship program for sail making and small-boat sailing
Sail Newport
Newport, RI, USA
Ocean Literacy & Stewardship
03/01/2018
13 Mo.
One Ocean Exploration Zone: experiential learning center at the Newport Stopover during the 2017-18 edition of the Race
SoundWaters
Stamford, CT, USA
Ocean Literacy & Stewardship
03/01/2018
24 Mo.
Young Mariners Academy provides rigorous, experiential summer learning through a STEM-based curriculum
newportFILM
Newport, RI, USA
Ocean Literacy & Stewardship
11/13/2017
6 Mo.
Educational screenings of ocean health documentary Chasing Coral
The Ocean Foundation
Washington, DC, USA
Ocean Literacy & Stewardship
09/15/2017
13 Mo.
International grants through the Vestas 11th Hour Racing legacy program
SoundWaters
Stamford, CT, USA
Ocean Literacy & Stewardship
06/23/2017
12 Mo.
Young Mariners Academy provides rigorous, experiential summer learning through a STEM-based curriculum
Community Boat Building
Boston, MA, USA
Ocean Literacy & Stewardship
06/16/2017
12 Mo.
Expanding marine science education
Unite BVI
British Virgin Island
Ocean Literacy & Stewardship
06/12/2017
13 Mo.
#Eatlionfish chef's throwdown to raise awareness about the global issue of invasive species and promote sustainable fishing
Conanicut Island Sailing Foundation
Jamestown, RI
Ocean Literacy & Stewardship
06/09/2017
13 Mo.
In-school education field trips teaching boat building, aquaculture, composting, and STEM activities
Rocking the Boat
Bronx, NY, USA
Ocean Literacy & Stewardship
06/01/2017
13 Mo.
Youth empowerment through wooden boat building, rowing, sailing, and restoring local urban waterways
1851 Marine Trust
Portsmouth, UK
Ocean Literacy & Stewardship
04/01/2017
12 Mo.
#Eatlionfish Chefs' Throwdown to raise awareness of invasive lionfish in Bermuda waters
US Sailing
Narragansett, RI, USA
Ocean Literacy & Stewardship
03/01/2017
24 Mo.
Reach program: national education initiative to inspire schools and sailing programs to utilize sailing as an educational platform
Mariposa DR Foundation
Cabarete, Dominican Republic
Clean Technologies & Best Practices
02/17/2017
12 Mo.
Upcycling sails, providing jobs and using additional proceeds to support the education of young girls
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Nairobi, Kenya
Ocean Literacy & Stewardship
01/18/2017
22 Mo.
#CleanSeas campaign engaging governments, the general public, civil society and the private sector in the fight against marine plastic pollution
Clean Ocean Access
Middletown, RI, USA
Clean Technologies & Best Practices
01/01/2017
12 Mo.
Installing marina trash skimmers to remove marine debris and improve water quality in the Narragansett Bay
Rocking the Boat
Bronx, NY, USA
Ocean Literacy & Stewardship
01/01/2017
12 Mo.
Incorporating greater environmental sustainability into the building’s operations
eXXpedition
Rochford, UK
Ocean Literacy & Stewardship
10/19/2016
17 Mo.
Ambassador program tackling plastic pollution on land and at sea
Bermuda Sloop Foundation
Hamilton, Bermuda
Ocean Literacy & Stewardship
09/26/2016
12 Mo.
Environmental stewardship education aboard STV Spirit of Bermuda
The Landing School of Boatbuilding and Design
Arundel, ME, USA
Clean Technologies & Best Practices
09/07/2016
12 Mo.
Research and boat building program to conduct a life cycle analysis to reduce the carbon footprint of common materials
Community Boating Center New Bedford
New Bedford, MA, USA
Ocean Literacy & Stewardship
09/01/2016
12 Mo.
Sailing and ocean stewardship program teaching students how their behavior impact the waters surrounding their coastal city
Philadelphia Wooden Boat Factory
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Ocean Literacy & Stewardship
09/01/2016
13 Mo.
River Guides: a year-round apprenticeship program in environmental sciences and stewardship designed for high-school youth
Rozalia Project for a Clean Ocean
Granville, VT
Clean Technologies & Best Practices
06/10/2016
12 Mo.
Education and research mission to sample microfibers and microplastics in the Hudson River
Clean Ocean Access
Middletown, RI, USA
Clean Technologies & Best Practices
05/23/2016
12 Mo.
Installing marina trash skimmers to remove marine debris and improve water quality in the Newport Harbor
Ocean Conservancy
Hamilton, Bermuda
Clean Technologies & Best Practices
05/23/2016
12 Mo.
Expanding the Trash Free Seas Alliance and providing opportunities for the sailing community to work on ocean conservation and plastic pollution
Rocking the Boat
Bronx, NY, USA
Ocean Literacy & Stewardship
05/23/2016
12 Mo.
Youth empowerment through wooden boat building, rowing, sailing, and restoring local urban waterways
Community Boating Center Providence
Providence, RI, USA
Ocean Literacy & Stewardship
01/01/2016
12 Mo.
Reach Northeast Hub “Center of Excellence” Model
Conanicut Island Sailing Foundation
Jamestown, RI
Ocean Literacy & Stewardship
01/01/2016
12 Mo.
Experiential education through marine science and sailing camps for students
Downtown Sailing Center
Baltimore, MD, USA
Ocean Literacy & Stewardship
01/01/2016
12 Mo.
Youth STEM and environmental education on the Chesapeake Bay
Earthplace - the Nature Discovery Center
Westport, CT, USA
Clean Technologies & Best Practices
01/01/2016
12 Mo.
Water quality research in Long Island Sound and its tributaries
Community Boat Building
Boston, MA, USA
Ocean Literacy & Stewardship
12/15/2015
12 Mo.
Student water quality evaluation project
Mariposa DR Foundation
Cabarete, Dominican Republic
Clean Technologies & Best Practices
12/15/2015
12 Mo.
Upcycling sails, providing jobs and using additional proceeds to support the education of young girls
Hello Ocean
Washington, DC, USA
Ocean Literacy & Stewardship
11/02/2015
15 Mo.
Sailor Scientist global ocean acidification research project that engages recreational boaters as citizen scientists
University of Georgia College of Engineering
Athens, GA, USA
Clean Technologies & Best Practices
10/01/2015
12 Mo.
Marine Debris Tracker app to collect citizen science data on the amount, distribution and type of debris
Hudson River Community Sailing
New York, NY, USA
Ocean Literacy & Stewardship
09/30/2015
12 Mo.
Hudson Estuary litter prevention and marine debris education program for high school students
FabNewport
Newport, RI, USA
Ocean Literacy & Stewardship
06/15/2015
18 Mo.
Float Your Boat program teaching students how to design and build a boat
Clean Ocean Access
Middletown, RI, USA
Clean Technologies & Best Practices
04/11/2015
12 Mo.
Installing marina trash skimmers to remove marine debris and improve water quality in the Newport Harbor
Rocking the Boat
Bronx, NY
Ocean Literacy & Stewardship
01/01/2015
12 Mo.
Youth empowerment through wooden boat building, rowing, sailing, and restoring local urban waterways
University of Rhode Island Coastal Resources Center
Narragansett, RI, USA
Clean Technologies & Best Practices
01/01/2015
21 Mo.
Coastal sustainability and resiliency workshop to discuss climate-related issues impacting coastal communities nationwide
US Sailing
Narragansett, RI, USA
Ocean Literacy & Stewardship
01/01/2015
12 Mo.
Reach program: national education initiative to inspire schools and sailing programs to utilize sailing as an educational platform
Ocean Conservancy
Washington, DC
Clean Technologies & Best Practices
12/15/2014
12 Mo.
Reducing the flow of plastics into the ocean by establishing an industry supported global financing mechanism for developing countries
Clean The Bay
Providence, RI, USA
Clean Technologies & Best Practices
12/01/2014
22 Mo.
An innovative urban renewal project on the Providence River
Sail Newport
Newport, RI, USA
Ocean Literacy & Stewardship
12/01/2014
19 Mo.
The Exploration Zone: experiential learning center at the Newport Stopover during the 2014-15 edition of the Race
Sailing Education Adventures
Sausalito, CA, USA
Ocean Literacy & Stewardship
08/01/2014
12 Mo.
Inspirational documentary film combining sailboat racing and the wonder of the copepod species
The 5 Gyres Institute
Santa Monica, CA, USA
Clean Technologies & Best Practices
08/01/2014
12 Mo.
GyreSailors: sailing community education to support ocean pollution issues through citizen science
The 5 Gyres Institute
Santa Monica, CA, USA
Clean Technologies & Best Practices
08/01/2014
12 Mo.
Solar-powered plastic recovery kiln creating solutions for low value plastic collected from beach cleanups
Treasure Island Sailing Center
Van Nuys, CA, USA
Ocean Literacy & Stewardship
08/01/2014
12 Mo.
Access to sailing and experiential science education for 4th graders on the San Francisco Bay
Bourne Community Boating
Bourne, MA, USA
Clean Technologies & Best Practices
07/01/2014
12 Mo.
Educational pilot program for solar electric system to power an electric outboard motor
Community Boating Center Providence
Providence, RI, USA
Ocean Literacy & Stewardship
07/01/2014
12 Mo.
Youth STEM and sailing lessons with an emphasis on protecting Narragansett Bay
Courageous Sailing Center for Youth
Boston, MA, USA
Ocean Literacy & Stewardship
07/01/2014
12 Mo.
Courageously Green Initiative, environmental conservation training for students and junior sailing instructors
Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center
Burlington, VT, USA
Clean Technologies & Best Practices
07/01/2014
15 Mo.
Environmental education within performance sailing to inspire future generations of lake stewards
LifeSail
Van Nuys, CA
Ocean Literacy & Stewardship
07/01/2014
12 Mo.
Building life skills through sailing and experiential STEM education in local waterways
New England Science and Sailing Foundation
Stonington, CT, USA
Ocean Literacy & Stewardship
07/01/2014
12 Mo.
Sailing, marine science and STEM education for under resourced schools
Oliver Hazard Perry Rhode Island
Newport, RI, USA
Ocean Literacy & Stewardship
07/01/2014
11 Mo.
Marine science and ocean conservation curriculum to engage students
Rocking the Boat
Bronx, NY
Ocean Literacy & Stewardship
07/01/2014
12 Mo.
Youth empowerment through wooden boat building, rowing, sailing, and restoring local urban waterways
Rozalia Project for a Clean Ocean
Granville, VT
Clean Technologies & Best Practices
07/01/2014
12 Mo.
Transforming American Promise into the world’s first 100% renewably powered sailing research vessel
Sail Newport
Newport, RI, USA
Clean Technologies & Best Practices
07/01/2014
30 Mo.
Building a sustainable Marine Education and Recreation Center and expanding educational programming
Save the Sound
New Haven, CT, USA
Ocean Literacy & Stewardship
07/01/2014
12 Mo.
Hands-on environmental stewardship activities increasing young sailors' personal investment in the health of Long Island Sound
Zephyr Education Foundation
Falmouth, MA, USA
Ocean Literacy & Stewardship
07/01/2014
12 Mo.
Hands-on marine science cruises giving students an active role in marine biological and oceanographic activities
University of Rhode Island Coastal Resources Center
Narragansett, RI, USA
Clean Technologies & Best Practices
05/01/2014
12 Mo.
Building the capacity of the Newport Marine Trades Sector for storm and climate change adaptation
Clean The Bay
Providence, RI, USA
Clean Technologies & Best Practices
02/01/2014
6 Mo.
An innovative urban renewal project on the Providence River
University of Rhode Island Coastal Resources Center
Narragansett, RI, USA
Clean Technologies & Best Practices
08/01/2013
5 Mo.
Side-scan sonar survey to identify the debris in the harbor and develop a cleanup plan
Rozalia Project for a Clean Ocean
Granville, VT, USA
Clean Technologies & Best Practices
07/17/2013
6 Mo.
Transforming American Promise into the world’s first 100% renewably powered sailing research vessel
Baltimore County Sailing Center
Baltimore, MD, USA
Clean Technologies & Best Practices
06/01/2013
7 Mo.
Oyster bio-filtration program to improve water quality and educate sailors about the marine environment
Bourne Community Boating
Bourne, MA, USA
Ocean Literacy & Stewardship
06/01/2013
7 Mo.
Belly biology and marine science program for sailing students
Courageous Sailing Center for Youth
Boston, MA, USA
Ocean Literacy & Stewardship
06/01/2013
7 Mo.
Courageously Green Initiative, environmental conservation training for students and junior sailing instructors
New England Science and Sailing Foundation
Stonington, CT, USA
Ocean Literacy & Stewardship
06/01/2013
7 Mo.
Sailing, marine science and STEM education for under resourced schools
Rocking the Boat
Bronx, NY, USA
Ocean Literacy & Stewardship
06/01/2013
7 Mo.
Youth empowerment through wooden boat building, rowing, sailing, and restoring local urban waterways
Sail Newport
Newport, RI, USA
Clean Technologies & Best Practices
06/01/2013
7 Mo.
Engaging kids in sailing while exploring Narragansett Bay and learning about the local ecosystem
Wayzata Sailing Foundation
Wayzata, MN, USA
Clean Technologies & Best Practices
06/01/2013
7 Mo.
Broadening sailors’ knowledge of invasive species by implementing better boat cleaning practices and education about the local waters

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