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Royal Caribbean Ocean Fund

OceanFundGrants for marine conservation, fishing and marine technology, and environmental education related to ocean issues

Principal Office: USA


Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd is a global cruise vacation company. In 1996, it established the Ocean Fund to make grants for marine conservation.

Priorities for the Fund are projects that have a clear benefit to local communities, and which help ensure the survival of a species or preserve coastal and marine habitat.

Many past grants have funded projects sited in Caribbean and Pacific environments, and provide financial support for international marine programs of environmental organizations.

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Grants for marine conservation and education. The Ocean Fund makes grants for ocean science and conservation to support projects related to climate change, key marine species, improved technology (e.g., for fishing and marine conservation), and environmental education of stakeholders and communities of interest to Royal Caribbean Cruises.

The Fund makes grants to organizations which have tax-exempt charitable status in the USA and other countries. Other groups and institutions may apply as partners of primary applicants that have charitable status.

Most grants range between US$20 thousand and US$40 thousand for one year.

APPLICATION: The Ocean Fund accepts emails throughout the year from organizations which care to introduce their missions, programs, and potential projects relevant to the mission of the Ocean Fund. The Fund provides an email address and other guidance.

The Ocean Fund may invite some of these organizations to submit letters of interest.

About the program

Geographical Distribution of Grant Activities in Developing Countries



The Fund’s grant-making process has changed in recent years. It posts announcements from previous years that offer details about the types of projects which have been successful.

Last Profile Review

April 2018