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Grantee Stories

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 31 countries - from coral reef restoration to climate change mitigation - and has made a commitment to provide over $10 million in funding by 2030.

Our Grantees

These are the PADI AWARE Community Grantees. They’re creating the future we want to see.
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Marine Protected Areas

Coral Reef Conservation

Climate Change

Marine Debris

Vulnerable Species Protection

What does PADI AWARE's Grant Program fund?

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 Ocean Science for Sustainable Development. All projects must fall under one of these five program areas.

  • Vulnerable Species Protection
  • Marine Debris
  • Marine Protected Areas
  • Coral Reefs
  • Climate Change
How do I donate to help fund more community grants?

Please donate here. Thank you!

What is the criteria?

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. Learn more about the Funding Criteria here.

Who funds the PADI AWARE Community Grant Program?

PADI AWARE Foundation, a public charity, funds grants through public donations.