Atlantic Whale Foundation: Grants for Marine Conservation

OVERVIEW: The Atlantic Whale Foundation seeks individuals and organizations that protect whales and dolphins in the Atlantic Ocean.

IP TAKE: This funder’s grants are rather modest and it does not award many grants each year.

PROFILE: The Atlantic Whale Foundation (AWF) is a U.K.-based charity founded by Ed Bentham in the mid-1990s to continue the work of the Spanish environmental agency Proyecto Ambiental Tenerife. AWF “collaborates and provides support for cetacean based projects across the Atlantic Ocean be they of an educational, conservation, or research nature.”

AWF's cetacean awards support both individuals and organizations that seek to protect whales and dolphins across the Atlantic Ocean. According to the foundation, it is particularly interested in supporting projects that “address threats to cetaceans and redress gaps in our collective knowledge of them.” The foundation does not award a large number of cetacean grants — typically fewer than 10. The maximum financial support AWF will provide to any one project is €5000. It also offers non-monetary awards including a Go Pro Hero 4, a Canon T5 Rebel DSL camera, a CR1 hydrophone, and a professionally made promotional film.

AWF accepts unsolicited grant applications. Grantseekers must submit their applications by June 30 for current grant cycle consideration.

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