Virginia Wellington Cabot Foundation: Grants for Marine Conservation

OVERVIEW: The Virginia Wellington Cabot supports marine and freshwater conservation organizations across the United States; however most grants support freshwater conservation efforts.  

IP TAKE: This funder seeks organizations supported by other sources. Cabot does not prefer to be the sole financial supporter of any project.

PROFILE: Based in Boston, Massachusetts, the Virginia Wellington Cabot Foundation was founded in 1992. The foundation broadly focuses on awarding grants to organizations working for the “[b]enefit of mankind.” Grantmaking programs include Culture and Humanities, Education and Youth, Conservation and Environment, and Health and Human Services.

Cabot does not offer detailed explanations as to the types of conservation organizations it supports; however, its annual reports indicate an interest in supporting land and fresh water conservation. Past marine and freshwater conservation grantees include Lake Champlain Inc., which received funding for its work protecting, restoring and revitalizing Lake Champlain; and Stroud Water Research Center, which received a grant toward an endowment for the Watershed Restoration Group. To learn more about Cabot grantees examine its past recipients listing.

Grant amounts vary and range from $2,500 and going up from there to over $40,000; however, most grants tend to stay in the $5,000 to $25,000 range.

Cabot does not accept unsolicited grant applications or requests for funding.


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