Meet local dive communities around the globe doing urgent work to save our ocean.
PADI AWARE Foundation™ Community Grant Program
The PADI AWARE Foundation’s Mission Hub Community Grant Program is a cornerstone initiative to accelerate participation, education, and advocacy for ocean protection. This year, PADI AWARE Foundation provided critical resources to community projects across 15 countries - from coral reef restoration to climate change mitigation - and has made a commitment to provide over $5 million in funding by 2025.
Want to learn more about this program and how you can save the ocean? Click here.
Holiday Gift with Donation
This holiday season, you can directly fund local action through future community grantees in 2023. PADI Divers everywhere are cleaning up the ocean floor, stemming pollution at the source, creating new protections for vulnerable species, and finding ways to slow down the climate crisis.
When you donate $200 USD or more, you will receive a limited edition 30th Anniversary PADI AWARE Hoodie. Made of 100% recycled content, it is the perfect gift for ocean lovers. Only available until 1st January, so get yours today!
These passionate divers and conservationists are creating the future we want to see.
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Grants will be awarded to ocean protection initiatives and projects that directly advance the PADI Blueprint for Ocean Action, in direct support of the United Nations Decade of Science for Sustainable Development. All projects must fall under one of these five program areas.
Vulnerable Species Protection
Marine Protected Areas
Please visit https://www.classy.org/give/443027/#!/donation/checkout. Thank you!
Funding is limited to PADI Dive Centers and non-profit organizations. All non-profit organizations must have an operating budget of less than 1 million USD..
These are the PADI AWARE Community Grantees. They’re creating the future we want to see.
Let's celebrate them together.