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Waitt Foundation

Grants for marine protected areas and fisheries management

Principal Office: USA

The Waitt Foundation funds projects and campaigns to end overfishing, to create and expand marine protected areas, and to raise public awareness about the rapid decline in ocean health.

In support of these objectives, the Foundation makes small grants on a worldwide basis.

Grant Programs for Agriculture, Energy, Environment, Natural Resources

Rapid Ocean Conservation Grants. The Rapid Ocean Conservation (ROC) Grants Program offers small grants with a quick turnaround time for solutions to emerging issues in marine conservation.

Grants are in support of projects related to sustainable fishing and marine protected areas. The focus areas are scientific research, policy, management, and communications (i.e., public awareness). There are no geographical restrictions on grant activities.

Eligibility for grants extends to nonprofit organizations in the USA, and to organizations external to the USA which can show that they have equivalent charity status.

Grants are up to US$20 thousand. The grant from the Waitt Foundation should be the sole or primary source of project funding.

APPLICATION: Grant seekers study the Foundation’s grant guidelines and requirements.

Grant seekers submit grant requests online. Grant requests are accepted all year.

About how to apply

Geographical Distribution of Grant Activities in Developing Countries


The Foundation offers examples of funded projects.

In collaboration with the National Geographic Society (USA), the NGS/Waitt grants support young researchers in several fields of the natural sciences, as well as in archaeology and cultural anthropology.

The Foundation provides a contact form.

January 2021