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PADI AWARE Foundation™ Mission Hub Community Grant Program

PADI AWARE Foundation™ is committed to the development of community-led efforts to sustainably manage the world’s marine ecosystems.


The PADI AWARE Foundation’s™ Mission Hub Community Grant Program is a cornerstone initiative to accelerate participation, education, and advocacy for ocean protection. The program will provide direct financial resources to PADI Mission Hubs and community-based non-profits to address key ocean threats like climate change, marine debris, marine habitat loss, and marine species protection. For the 2022 grant cycles, the Foundation is dedicating 24% of its public funds with a goal to fund $1 million by 2024.

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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.

  • Marine Debris

  • Vulnerable Species Protection

  • Coral Reefs

  • Climate Change

  • Marine Protected Areas

Application: 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.

Available Funding: PADI AWARE Foundation is interested in funding projects up to $10,000 USD.

Please carefully review the Funding Criteria for application information, eligibility and due dates. Once the Application Window has opened you may complete the Eligibility Quiz.



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