Hexberg Family Foundation: Grants for Marine Conservation

OVERVIEW: The Hexberg Family Foundation does not have a specific grantmaking program dedicated to marine conservation organizations; however, it offers a fair number of related-grants.

IP TAKE: This funder’s domestic grantmaking reveals that it supports both large and small organizations. Unfortunately, it lacks transparency, which restricts information about its grantmaking strategies and application process.

PROFILE: Established in 2001 in Laguna Beach, California, the Hexberg Family Foundation is a modestly sized organization that does not operate a website or employ a formal staff. The foundation’s tax filings indicate an interest in marine conservation organizations across the United States. It tends to prioritize West Coast-based organizations.

Hexberg grant amounts are modest in size, often ranging from between $5,000 and $15,000. Past marine conservation grantees include the Pacific Marine Mammal Center, which received funding for its marine mammal rescue and rehabilitation programs and Heal the Bay, which received a grant for its coastal water cleanup and education initiative.

The Hexberg Family Foundation does not impose geographic restrictions in its grantmaking and does not accept unsolicited grant applications, proposals or requests for funding.

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