Bonnell Cove Foundation Grant

Bonnell Cove Foundation

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Next deadline: Sep 1, 2020

Later deadlines: Feb 1, 2021

Grant amount: US $1,000 - US $10,000

Fields of work: Recreational Water Use & Boating Marine/Ocean Conservation Waste Management Land/Habitat Conservation

Applicant type: Nonprofit, College / University

Funding uses: Research, General Operating Expense, Project / Program

Location of project: North America

Location of residency: United States

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About this funder:



The Bonnell Cove Foundation was organized in 1989 by the Cruising Club of America to conduct research and educational activities. Initial funding for the Foundation came from the sale of a tract of waterfront land in Block Island, Rhode Island to the Block Island Conservancy for conservation purposes. George P.P. Bonnell, a charter member and former Commodore of the Club, bequeathed the land to the Club in 1959. Club members have provided additional funding.

The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization that makes grants each year to other charitable organizations with particular emphasis in the areas of safety at sea and environmental protection.

Safety At Sea

The Foundation's grants related to safety at sea will be concentrated in three areas of particular concern to the growing number of individuals who voyage offshore in small vessels. These areas include: Boat design and construction, Navigation, and Individual safety (medical emergencies and overboard accidents)

Environmental Protection

A number of areas affecting the quality of the marine environment and those who make coastal and ocean voyages have been identified by the Foundation:

  • Marine sanitation devices
  • Control of oceanic and coastal water pollution
  • Hazards from debris
  • Coastal land conservation 

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • All applicants must be tax-exempt under Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code and must be classified as "not a private foundation" under Section 509(a). 


This page was last reviewed February 02, 2020 and last updated February 02, 2020