The Terra Viva Grants Directory develops and manages information about grants for agriculture, energy, environment, and natural resources in the world's developing countries.

Ocean Foundation

Grants for marine and ocean conservation, research, and environmental education

Principal Office: USA


The mission of the Ocean Foundation is to support, strengthen, and promote organizations dedicated to reversing the trend of destruction of ocean environments around the world.

The Foundation manages donor-advised funds. It directs funding into one or more of several different funds for marine and ocean conservation in the USA and internationally.

Program areas cover essentially all aspects of marine and ocean conservation.

Grant Programs for Agriculture, Energy, Environment, Natural Resources

Grants for marine and ocean conservation. Themes in the Ocean Foundation include the following:

  • Conserving marine habitats and special places;
  • Protecting species of concern;
  • Building capacity for marine conservation; and
  • Expanding public awareness about oceans.

Most grant recipients are nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and individuals engaged in one or more areas of marine conservation, research, and environmental education.

APPLICATION: The Foundation does not accept unsolicited funding requests.

However, it accepts brief letters of inquiry from grant seekers who summarize their projects in a single page.

If the Foundation finds a funding match, it may request a proposal.

About grant making

Geographical Distribution of Grant Activities in Developing Countries



The Foundation lists its projects by theme and geographical scope.

The Ocean Foundation posts grant opportunities (i.e., requests for proposals) offered by some of its partner and affiliate organizations.

Complete contact information is posted for the Foundation’s office in Washington, USA.

Last Profile Review

January 2019