Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.: Inviting applications for Ocean Fund to support efforts to restore and maintain a healthy marine environment, minimize the impact of human activity on this environment, and promote awareness of ocean and coastal issues and respect for marine life.

Donor Name:  Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
Funding name: Ocean Fund

Funding brief: Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., which operates Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and Azamara Cruises, established the Ocean Fund in 1996 to support marine conservation organizations in conserving the world’s oceans. The mission of the Ocean Fund is to support efforts to restore and maintain a healthy marine environment, minimize the impact of human activity on this environment, and promote awareness of ocean and coastal issues and respect for marine life.

Ocean Fund grants are made annually to a variety of nonprofit groups and institutions conducting activities directly related to marine conservation. These activities cover ocean science and conservation projects that relate to climate change, key marine species, technology and targeted education of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. stakeholders and communities. Over $11 million has been awarded to organizations since the fund’s inception.

The Ocean Fund grants funding to projects related to the following categories: climate change, key marine species, innovative technologies and targeted education of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. stakeholders and communities.

Deadline: Organizations who are invited to submit Letter(s) of Interest will receive instructions with a more specific grant cycle timeline. The timeline and dates provided above are approximate and are intended to give potential grant recipients an indication of our typical grant cycle. The Ocean Fund reserves the right to alter the timeline and process at any time.

Funding details link: http://www.royalcaribbean.com/ourCompany/environment/oceanFund.do

Funding limit: Annual grants typically average between $20,000 and $40,000.

Special Notes: Please contact with the donor directly for further clarification and understanding.

Project start date: Not Found

Project duration: Grants are made for one calendar year only.

Eligible organization: Ocean Fund grants are made annually to a variety of nonprofit groups and institutions conducting activities directly related to marine conservation.

Eligibility: Applicants are required to have a tax exempt charity status in their country of origin or be working in partnership with a designated 501(c)3 charity organization in the United States. In this case, the U.S. partner organization must be the primary applicant for the Ocean Fund grant.

Submission mail: N/A

Other important link:
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About us: http://www.royalcaribbean.com/aboutus

How to apply:Organizations seeking grant funding from the Ocean Fund are welcome to email the oceanfund@rccl.com throughout the year to introduce their organization, mission, programs and potential projects relevant to the mission of the Ocean Fund within the body of the email; please refrain from attaching documents to the email, as they will not be reviewed. Regretfully, due to the volume of email inquiries, only those organizations who are requested to submit a letter of interest to the Ocean Fund will receive a personalized response to their email.


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