Conservation and Science Program: Oceans

David and Lucile Packard Foundation


Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Indigenous Group Government Entity College / University Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Research, Applied Project / Program

Location of project: Chile, China, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico Expand all

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

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Overview:

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Ocean Program

The ocean makes life on our planet possible. It delivers the oxygen we breathe and regulates our climate. It provides food for billions of people around the world. But the ocean that we all depend on is in danger. Increasing threats such as overfishing and climate change are putting pressure on the ocean and damaging its ability to sustain ocean life, ultimately endangering our own well-being.

Creating positive, lasting change will not be easy, but it is possible. For half a century, the Packard Foundation has made investments to expand our understanding of the ocean and has worked with partners to improve its long-term health. We continue to invest in countries and global strategies that help improve our ocean’s sustainability.

It’s not too late for life in the ocean to recover, yet time is of the essence. Working together, guided by science and inspired by human ingenuity, we can ensure a better future for the ocean.

We aim to:

Help the United States, Mexico, Chile, Indonesia, China and Japan to ensure that fishing and marine aquaculture are sustainable and to protect places that are vital to maintaining biodiversity and wild fish stocks.

  • Promote global markets for sustainable seafood.
  • Eliminate illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing—referred to here as illegal fishing—around the world.
  • Protect seabirds and shorebirds and their habitats.
  • Understand and proactively address the impacts of greenhouse gas emissions on the ocean.

What We're Doing

The ocean makes life on our planet possible. It delivers the oxygen we breathe and regulates our climate. It provides food for billions of people around the world. But the ocean that we all depend on is in danger. Increasing threats such as overfishing and climate change are putting pressure on the ocean and damaging its ability to sustain ocean life, ultimately endangering our own well-being.

Creating positive, lasting change will not be easy, but it is possible. For half a century, the Packard Foundation has made investments to expand our understanding of the ocean and has worked with partners to improve its long-term health. We continue to invest in countries and global strategies that help improve our ocean’s sustainability.

It’s not too late for life in the ocean to recover, yet time is of the essence. Working together, guided by science and inspired by human ingenuity, we can ensure a better future for the ocean.

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

Eligibility:

  • Grants are made only for charitable, educational, or scientific purposes, primarily from tax-exempt charitable organizations.

Ineligibility:

  • The Packard Foundation does not fund the following:
    • Lobbying and activities to influence specific legislation
    • Conference fees and tuition assistance
    • Religious organizations
    • Individuals


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