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Sea Forward provides grants to propel innovative programs and projects that support the ocean’s biodiversity and ecosystem through science, education, and  action. 


A committee of Sea Forward Ocean Health Fund donors hand selects recipients of up to two projects or programs per year. Click the links below to learn more about our grant recipients.

Note: At this time we are not accepting unsolicited proposals.

The Bren School of Environmental Science & Management at UC Santa Barbara develops interdisciplinary solutions to environmental problems, trains environmental leaders, and works toward a sustainable future.

Community Environmental Council

Community Environmental Council builds on-the-ground momentum to reverse the threat of the climate crisis. They transform the systems that fuel it and safeguard the community from its impacts. They lead, partner, and act to create a more resilient Central California Coast.​

Greenwave is a global network of regenerative ocean farmers with a goal of supporting 10,000 farmers, catalyzing the scaled planting of regenerative crops to yield meaningful economic and climate impacts.

Island Visions uses an in-depth exploration of the Channel Islands off the California coast to inspire explorers and students of all ages to seek the wonder in their own backyards. They hope that the finned, flippered, and footed experts within its pages help future generations to better understand and protect this little blue marble that we all call home.

Multicultural Education for Resources Issues Threatening Oceans (MERITO) Foundation is dedicated to protecting the ocean by facilitating education, conservation, and scientific research opportunities for multicultural youth and their communities.

Quasars to Sea Stars is a work-study-volunteer program for high school teens through Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. Participants take Museum classes and learn from professional scientists They also volunteer in the Museum, Sea Center, and community.

Save the Manatee Club contributes toward educational and conservation efforts for the giant and gentle West Indian manatees.

Sustainable Ocean Alliance is a nonprofit organization based in San Francisco, California that develops leaders, cultivates ideas, and accelerates solutions in the field of ocean health and sustainability.

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