Legacy Grant Program

11th Hour Racing’s grant program, funded by The Schmidt Family Foundation, is committed to advancing innovative projects that improve the health of oceans and address the dynamic environmental challenges facing the sailing and marine communities. The Legacy Grant Progam works with projects that align with 11th Hour Racing’s programmatic strategy to advance one or more of these focus areas:

Ocean literacy & stewardship – increase the understanding and appreciation of the importance of healthy oceans and waterways to communities through experiential learning, citizen science, and powerful story-telling
Clean Technologies & Best Practices – advance practices and technologies in coastal communities and the marine industry that reduce waste, prevent plastic pollution, improve water quality, and assess new circular solutions
Ecosystem Restoration – improve water quality, bolster coastal resilience, and sequester carbon through coastal habitat restoration