PADI AWARE Community Grant Program
The Foundation is committed to the development of community-led efforts to sustainably manage the world's marine ecosystems.
PADI AWARE Community Grants are open to fund projects that align with PADI’s Blueprint for Ocean Action or support ongoing PADI AWARE conservation campaigns. Grantees will be selected throughout the year based on conservation need, community feedback and budget. In 2021, we will invest approximately 12.5% of the Foundation's revenue from public funding.
Funding & Evaluation Criteria
We fund community based non-profit organizations and/or PADI Dive Centers to provide resources to participate, educate and advocate for ocean protection.
Each proposal will be assessed on the following criteria:
- Ability to meet project goals and objectives
- Clearly defined need and plans
- Measurable Outcomes
2021 Grant Cycle
Project Grant: Marine Debris
2021 Grants: Funding is currently focused on marine debris activities in relationship to reporting and monitoring of ocean debris found in Malaysia.
Application: By invitation only. Applicants already identified for 2021 grant cycle and will receive a Request for Proposal from the Foundation in Q3 of 2021.
Community Grant Program
2021 Grants: Funding for community projects that align with PADI’s Blueprint for Ocean Action particularly for coral reef restoration, climate resiliency and Marine Protected Areas.
Application: Launching in Sept 2021. All potential applicants will be required to complete an initial Eligibility Quiz that will be made publicly available. Stay tuned.
Project Grant: Sharks & Rays
2021 Grants: Funding is currently focused on specific Mako Shark campaigns in South Africa and Brazil to advance in-country support for shark protection.
Application: By invitation only. Funding disbursement completed for first grant cycle. Applications for future mako shark campaigns will open in Q3 2021. Stay tuned.
All grantees are expected, as part of their funding agreement, to provide a report on the outcomes of the agreed upon project at the end of the funding cycle. The PADI AWARE Foundation will provide a template for all reporting.
The final project report will be due within 3 months of the end of the project. Annual reports will be required by Q1 of each year for multi-year projects. .
Your organization will receive an email from the PADI AWARE Grants Department one to two months prior to the due date with instructions and the link to complete an on-line Outcome Measurements Report form.
Questions? Please contact us at: [email protected]
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