The Ocean Fund

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

Grant amount: US $20,000 - US $40,000

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Nonprofit College / University

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Research

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

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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.

Letters of interest and formal proposals are requested by RCL invitation only. However, organizations seeking grant funding from the Ocean Fund may fill out a short form to introduce their organization, missions, programs and potential projects relevant to the mission of the Ocean Fund.

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


  • 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.
  • 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.