Ambassadors will identify and work with non-profits giving $10,000 grants to selected organizations.
Since 2015, 11th Hour Racing Ambassadors have worked to foster systemic change in the maritime and sailing communities focused on restoring ocean health. As representatives of the organization, they help promote sustainable operations at regattas, engage in community outreach, and identify potential partners and solutions to reduce environmental impacts of the maritime industry.
Starting in 2018, Ambassadors will take on a new responsibility, working with the staff at 11th Hour Racing to identify a non-profit that works on environmental issues or sustainability problems that they are passionate about solving. Ambassadors will serve as a point of contact with their chosen non-profit and assist in the development of the project’s scope, work plan, evaluation, and promotion.
“We are thrilled to be able to expand the work of our Ambassadors and allow them to support projects they are passionate about,” said Todd McGuire, Program Director, 11th Hour Racing. “Being professional sailors, all of our Ambassadors travel extensively – they can see with their own eyes which issues are affecting local communities. Their feedback and contribution is an invaluable asset, and they can also help us recognize up-and-coming organizations, and promote their growth.”
With the standards set high, all 11 of our ambassadors have been hard at work identifying the first round of grantees for 2018. Thus far, selected grant recipients include: