1th Hour Racing today announced eight grantees, representing a variety of organizations and projects in the U.S. and the U.K. Funded by The Schmidt Family Foundation, 11th Hour Racing’s grant program is committed to mobilizing sailing, marine, and coastal communities to create systemic change for the health of our oceans.
11th Hour Racing funds projects that advance one or more of the following focus areas:
- Solutions that reduce ocean pollution;
- Projects that promote ocean literacy and stewardship;
- Programs that advance clean technologies and best practices that reduce the environmental impact of the marine industry and coastal communities;
- Projects that tackle climate change and water quality issues through ecosystem restoration (new for 2019).
“We are thrilled to announce this round of grants, which includes ambitious projects from longtime recipients alongside new grantees with dynamic goals,” said Michelle Carnevale, Program Manager, 11th Hour Racing. “We believe in the value of fostering innovation and leadership while engaging local communities on global issues. Last year 565,000 people were educated by our grantees, and we will continue to support diverse organizations working towards the common goal of restoring ocean health.”