Plastic polution

Marine Debris Foundation (MDF) Grant

The Marine Debris Foundation (MDF) is pleased to launch the first round of its Marine Debris Grants! The MDF seeks to address the problem of marine debris through diverse partnerships, initiatives, and creative solutions. It prioritizes grantmaking to eliminate marine debris and plastic pollution, and to augment the efforts and impact of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Marine Debris Program.

Eligible Recipients:
The Marine Debris Foundation awards grants in the United States of America and internationally. The MDF understands that many localities and communities are disproportionately impacted by the plastic crisis and, thus, projects in these areas will be given priority. Internationally, the MDF will emphasize funding in the Global South–defined as countries or regions in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Oceania that are low or middle income and historically marginalized.

Eligible Projects: Any proposed project should fit into one or more of the following marine debris/plastic pollution focal areas:

  • Reduction
  • Prevention
  • Removal
  • Assessment

Funding Source:
Marine Debris Foundation

Funding Amount:
For this open call, grants will be given for up to $30,000 per award.

Application Deadline:
The grant application is open between July 3, 2023 and August 31, 2023 11:59pm Pacific Time. Applicants will be notified if they will move forward to the next phase of the process no later than September 30, 2023.

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