Ocean Literacy and Stewardship

OUR FOCUS AREAS #fortheocean

We believe in the power of ocean literacy and stewardship to change how humanity sees the ocean. We support opportunities for students and adults to personally experience their local waterways or gain a new perspective of the sea through powerful storytelling. Our goal is to shift how we treat the ocean – from a resource we exploit to a respected, essential ecosystem.

Our grant giving program includes outreach and education initiatives for any age group focused on improving our knowledge and treatment of the ocean. We prioritize youth-led initiatives, citizen science, and experiential education. We are interested in supporting programs specializing in increased stewardship, access, and ocean literacy within historically under-resourced communities. We support a limited amount of ocean-focused investigative journalism and storytelling. We do not support curriculum development or general funding for educational programming.

Stories of ocean literacy & stewardship

4th grade sailing program at Sail Newport, Rhode Island

From boat hoists to transformative school programs - celebrating 11 years of 11th Hour Racing’s partnership with Sail Newport

11th Hour Racing’s impressive portfolio of grants offered to projects that improve ocean health currently stands at 266, a continually…

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Fábio Nascimento/The Outlaw Ocean Project, 2017.

Beyond Imagination: Truth telling on behalf of the ocean with Ian Urbina

Uncovering the hidden and defining the undefined - how journalist Ian Urbina is changing the world one story at a…

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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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Polynesian Voyaging Society Sets Off on a Four Year Pacific Voyage #fortheocean

The Hōkūleʻa Crew has arrived in Juneau, Alaska, for the Global Launch of Moananuiākea Voyage, a ceremony to bless and…

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Hudson River Community Sailing’s Sail Academy provides year-round youth development, academic enrichment, and leadership education through sailing and boatbuilding in New York City, N.Y. Photo credit: Leigh Beckett

How Ocean Literacy Provides Opportunities for Unique Career Paths

Do you remember your first connection to the water? Perhaps it was a family trip to the beach, a friend’s…

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#InvestingInOurPlanet Means Investing in People

Sailors. Students. Sports fans.  At 11th Hour Racing, we’re joining our communities to raise our voices for the Earth this…

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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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International Women's Day, Elizabeth Kratzig, Shara Fisler, Justine Mettraux

Celebrating International Women’s Day

Meet three incredible female leaders at the crossroads of sport and science March 8th marks International Women’s Day! Today we’re…

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