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Save Our Seas Foundation

Grants for research, education, public awareness, and conservation in marine environment

Principal Office: International

The Save Our Seas Foundation (SOSF) supports research, education, awareness, and conservation projects focusing on the major threats to the marine environment.

SOSF defines these threats as overfishing, predator loss; climate change; pollution; and habitat destruction.

Grant Programs for Agriculture, Energy, Environment, Natural Resources

Grants for marine environment. SOSF makes grants worldwide for research, conservation, and/or education to protect the marine environment. Projects should integrate at least two of these components and focus on charismatic marine mega fauna — particularly sharks, rays, and skates.

Most grant recipients are nonprofit conservation organizations that have programs or projects related to marine environment, fisheries, and related themes.


APPLICATION: The SOSF makes grants in two categories:

  • Small Grants of less than US$10 thousand; and
  • Keystone Grants ranging from US$10 thousand to US$100 thousand.

Each type of grant has a specific purpose and application process. The emergency funds are available on a continuous basis. The small grants have an annual cycle, and the keystone grants and photography grants operate biennially.

About the grants program, and how to apply


Geographical Distribution of Grant Activities in Developing Countries


Grant seekers should study the funding guidelines and the funding FAQ.

SOSP shares a projects directory with all projects supported by the Foundation.

Contact offers an email contact form and the address of the Foundation’s headquarters in Switzerland.

January 2021