FOUNDATION CENTER

New York, New York

www.foundationcenter.org

$20,000

Support for the Ocean Web Portal, a dynamic, web-based knowledge portal to track and inspire ocean conservation efforts around the world.

GIVE2ASIA

San Francisco, California

www.give2asia.org

$500,000

Recommended support for Reef Aid, a project of Greening Australia, to improve water quality in the Great Barrier Reef and build the resilience of coral in the face of climate change.

NATURE CONSERVANCY

Arlington, Virginia

www.nature.org

$1,000,000 over two years

Support for a regional coral restoration strategy in the Caribbean as a global model for marine conservation.

ROCKEFELLER PHILANTHROPY ADVISORS, INC.

New York, New York

www.rockpa.org

$3,000,000 over four years

Support for Oceans 5, which is dedicated to protecting the world’s oceans, with a focus on establishing marine protected areas.

WINDWARD FUND

Washington, District of Columbia

www.windwardfund.org

$250,000 over two years

Support for a campaign to promote the International Year of the Reef in 2018, which aims to increase awareness about the oceans to the broader public as well as targeted audiences such as the superyacht community.

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INTERNATIONAL WILDERNESS LEADERSHIP FOUNDATION

Boulder, Colorado

www.chasingcoral.com

$50,000

Support of the global outreach campaign for Chasing Coral, a cutting-edge documentary film about the current threats facing coral reef ecosystems.

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY

Washington, District of Columbia

www.nationalgeographic.com

$25,000

Support for the nonprofit and academic sectors to participate in The Economist’s World Ocean Summit in 2017.

ROCKEFELLER PHILANTHROPY ADVISORS, INC.

Bronx, New York

www.rockpa.org

$50,000

Support of the Outlaw Ocean Project, a multimedia platform to document the need for improved enforcement of MPAs worldwide.

SAILORS FOR THE SEA INC

Newport, Rhode Island

www.sailorsforthesea.org

$200,000 over two years

Continued support of the Clean Regattas Caribbean Initiative to drive sustainable practices in the sailing and tourism industries in the region.

SKYTRUTH

Shepherdstown, West Virginia

www.skytruth.org

$25,000

Continued support for satellite monitoring of marine protected areas.

THE STORY COLLIDER INC

New York, New York

www.storycollider.org

$450,000 over three years

Support for a series of storytelling workshops, live events and audio productions focused on educating a broad audience about the importance of ocean conservation.

THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND IN AMERICA INC

Washington, District of Columbia

www.50reefs.org

$500,000

Support to develop and launch 50 Reefs—identifying, promoting and protecting the 50 most important reefs in the world, thus ensuring global coral ecosystem health in the long term.

VIRGIN UNITE USA, INC.

New York, New York

www.virgin.com/unite

$100,000

Support for Ocean Unite, an initiative which aims to unify, amplify and engage influencers to advance ocean conservation.

WILDLIFE CONSERVATION SOCIETY

New York, New York

www.wcs.org

$1,000,000 over two years

Support of Wildlife Conservation Society's MPA Fund, which will establish and expand MPAs in at least 20 countries to protect 10% of their territorial waters by 2020.

WILDLIFE CONSERVATION SOCIETY

Bronx, New York

www.wcs.org

$300,000 over three years

Support for research and capacity building to support the creation of Marine Protected Areas in Mauritius, Madagascar and the broader Western Indian Ocean region.

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THE CORAL REEF ALLIANCE

Oakland, California

www.coralreefalliance.org

$150,000 over two years

Continued support for engagement with Hawai'i's luxury hotel sector to advance marine and reef conservation statewide.

THE SAPLING FOUNDATION

New York, New York

www.ted.com

$200,000

Support for the production and dissemination of TED Talks on the themes of ocean and coral conservation.

UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE USA FOUNDATION

Washington, District of Columbia

www.northamerica.unimelb.org

$100,000

Recommended support for the second phase of research on biopolymers as a mitigation strategy to address the harmful effects of ocean warming on coral in the Great Barrier Reef.

WILDLIFE CONSERVATION SOCIETY

Bronx, New York

www.wcs.org

$150,000

Continued support for coral conservation in the Coral Triangle and long-term research on the impacts of climate change on ocean health.

WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION

Woods Hole, Massachusetts

www.whoi.edu

$500,000

Support for an endowed scholarship for the MIT/WHOI Joint Program in Oceanography and Applied Ocean Science and Engineering named in honor of Michael J. Kowalski.

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AMERICAN FRIENDS OF BIRDLIFE INTERNATIONAL INC

Wilmington, Delaware

www.birdlife.org

$125,000

Recommended support for BirdLife International’s Global Seabirds Program for work in Japan and Mauritius.

AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY

New York, New York

www.amnh.org

$350,000 over five years

Support for natural resource planning in the Pacific to facilitate community management of coral reef ecosystems.

COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY

Fort Collins, Colorado

www.colostate.edu

$50,000

Support for research examining the social, political and economic impacts of large-scale marine protected areas.

MARINE CONSERVATION INSTITUTE

Seattle, Washington

www.marine-conservation.org

$60,000

Support for a business plan on a proposed Global Ocean Refuge System (GLORES).

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY

Washington, District of Columbia

www.nationalgeographic.com

$25,000

Support for the nonprofit and academic sectors to participate in The Economist’s World Ocean Summit in 2015.

OCEANA INC

Washington, District of Columbia

www.oceana.org

$250,000

Support for the establishment of large marine reserves in Chile around the Juan Fernández and Desventuradas Islands.

ROCKEFELLER PHILANTHROPY ADVISORS, INC.

New York, New York

www.oceans5.org

$3,000,000 over four years

Support for Oceans 5, which is dedicated to protecting the world’s oceans.

SKYTRUTH

Shepherdstown, West Virginia

www.skytruth.org

$25,000

Support for satellite monitoring of marine protected areas.

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NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY

Washington, District of Columbia

www.nationalgeographic.com

$25,000

Support for representatives from the nonprofit and academic sectors to attend The Economist’s second World Ocean Summit in 2014.

NATURE CONSERVANCY

Arlington, Virginia

www.nature.org

$250,000

Support of the Defending Paradise Matching Grant to support coral and marine conservation throughout the Caribbean.

SAILORS FOR THE SEA INC

Newport, Rhode Island

www.sailorsforthesea.org

$150,000 over two years

Support to establish a clean boating initiative in the Caribbean.

THE CORAL REEF ALLIANCE

San Francisco, California

www.coral.org

$150,000

Continued support for engagement with Hawaii’s luxury hotel sector to advance marine and reef conservation statewide.

WILDLIFE CONSERVATION SOCIETY

Bronx, New York

www.wcs.org

$150,000

Support for coral conservation in the Coral Triangle and long-term research on the impact of climate change on ocean health.

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AMERICAN FRIENDS OF BIRDLIFE INTERNATIONAL INC

Wilmington, Delaware

www.birdlife.org

$40,000

Recommended for support of BirdLife International’s work, specifically its Global Seabirds Program in Mauritius.

NATURE CONSERVANCY

Arlington, Virginia

www.nature.org

$250,000

Support of the Caribbean Challenge Initiative’s Summit of Political and Business Leaders in 2013 as a vehicle for a new coral conservation strategy in the region.

PEW CHARITABLE TRUSTS

Washington, District of Columbia

www.pewtrusts.org

$2,500,000 over five years

To become a partner in the Global Ocean Legacy project, which aims to establish 15 large no-take marine reserves by 2022.

THE CORAL REEF ALLIANCE

San Francisco, California

www.coral.org

$50,000

Support to facilitate the management transfer of Fiji’s Namena Marine Reserve to the local community.

UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE USA FOUNDATION

Washington, District of Columbia

www.uomusafoundation.org

$115,000

Support for research on biopolymers as a mitigation strategy to address the harmful effects of ocean warming on coral in the Great Barrier Reef.

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Seattle, Washington

www.washington.edu

$40,000

Support of research to directly contribute to saving reef ecosystems through the preservation of the chambered nautilus, a cornerstone marine species.

WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION

Woods Hole, Massachusetts

www.whoi.edu

$120,000

Support for research on the impact of ocean acidification on corals.

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MEXICO NATURE CONSERVATION FUND A.C.

Mexico City, Mexico

www.fmcn.org

$100,000 over two years

Support for the Mesoamerican Reef Leadership Program in 2012 and 2013.

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY

Washington, District of Columbia

www.nationalgeographic.com

$25,000

Support for nonprofit and academic presence at The Economist’s World Oceans Summit.

OCEANA INC

Washington, District of Columbia

www.oceana.org

$75,000

For a feasibility study for a global campaign to protect the world’s oceans.

THE CORAL REEF ALLIANCE

San Francisco, California

www.coralreefalliance.org

$150,000

Support to build upon the conservation successes achieved in Hawaii’s reefs since 2005 through its Coral Reef Sustainable Destination (CRSD) model in partnership with marine tourism providers and luxury hotels in Hawaii.

THE SAPLING FOUNDATION

New York, New York

www.ted.com

$175,000

Support for the creation, launch and daily management of the new Mission Blue website, a hub for ocean activities and news, as a part of Sylvia Earle’s TED Prize wish.

UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT AND STATE AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE

Burlington, Vermont

www.uvm.edu

$200,000

Feasibility study for the development of a certification system for responsibly produced pearls and the conservation of Pacific coral.

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Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated

New York, New York

www.edf.org

$300,000 over three years

To provide support for the protection of coral reefs by transforming the marine ornamental trade through its Coral Wildlife Campaign.

MARINE CONSERVATION BIOLOGY INSTITUTE

Bellevue, Washington

www.mcbi.org

$50,000

To support the provision of scientific guidance for the implementation of Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning in the United States after the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

NATIONAL AUDUBON SOCIETY INC

New York, New York

www.audubon.org

$50,000

To support monitoring and restoring bird populations affected by the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

OCEANA INC

Washington, District of Columbia

www.oceana.org

$100,000

In support of Oceana’s work in protecting the Belize Barrier Reef System through fisheries management strategies which directly impact the health of the reef.

ROCKEFELLER PHILANTHROPY ADVISORS, INC.

New York, New York

www.gulfcoastfund.org

$50,000

For the Gulf Coast Fund, to provide timely and necessary support of coastal communities and marine ecosystems in the Gulf Coast region in response to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

Sailors for the Sea Inc

Newport, Rhode Island

www.sailorsforthesea.org

$25,000

For additional support of Around the Americas’ public relations efforts to greater influence the general public to engage in national, regional, community and grassroots actions to protect the health of the oceans.

Sailors for the Sea Inc

Newport, Rhode Island

www.sailorsforthesea.org

$100,000 over two years

For programmatic capacity building for the organization.

SKYTRUTH

Shepherdstown, West Virginia

www.skytruth.org

$50,000

For support of Skytruth as it provides the environmental community, members of the media, decision-makers and the public with credible information, custom images and support during cleanup and long-term restoration efforts following the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

The Sapling Foundation

New York, New York

www.tedprize.org/mission-blue-voyage

$150,000

To support The Mission Blue/TED.com Awareness Campaign inspired by Sylvia Earle’s 2009 TED Prize to ignite public support for a global network of marine protected areas.

World Resources Institute

Washington, District of Columbia

www.wri.org

$50,000

For support for the dissemination of Reefs at Risk: Revisited.

WILDLIFE CONSERVATION SOCIETY

Bronx, New York

www.wcs.org

$150,000

To support coral conservation in the Coral Triangle and cutting-edge research in climate change mitigation strategies for coral reefs around the world.

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Marine Conservation Biology Institute

Bellevue, Washington

www.mcbi.org

$10,000

For general support.

Sailors for the Sea Inc

Boston, Massachusetts

www.sailorsforthesea.org

$100,000

A challenge grant to provide additional support for the Around the Americas program.

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American Museum of Natural History

New York, New York

www.amnh.org

$100,000 over two years

For continued support of the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation’s Bahamas Education and Outreach Project, communicating marine conservation messages to the Bahamas’ tourism industry.

The Coral Reef Alliance

San Francisco, California

www.coral.org

$150,000

For its work to strengthen marine-protected areas and enhance sustainable marine recreation statewide in Hawaii.

Marine Conservation Biology Institute

Bellevue, Washington

www.mcbi.org

$200,000 over two years

For general support of its programs and research on coral reef conservation.

Ocean Foundation

Washington, District of Columbia

www.oceanfdn.org

$100,000

For support of its coral supply chain research project, Corallium workshops and coral reef awareness polling.

OCEANA INC

Washington, District of Columbia

www.oceana.org

$100,000 over two years

For support of Oceana’s Stop Destructive Trawling campaign to protect deep-sea corals from destructive bottom trawling.

Sailors for the Sea Inc

Boston, Massachusetts

www.sailorsforthesea.org

$250,000

For support of Around the Americas, a 25,000 mile circumnavigation of North and South America, developed to mobilize sailors to protect the health of the oceans.

SeaWeb

Washington, District of Columbia

www.seaweb.org

$675,000 over three years

For support of the Too Precious To Wear program, a communications-based campaign to increase consumer awareness about the need to protect coral reefs.

Wildlife Conservation Society

Bronx, New York

www.wcs.org

$100,000 over two years

For continued support of the global coral reef conservation program focusing on community-based management projects in Asia’s Coral Triangle and global climate change research.

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Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide

Eugene, Oregon

www.elaw.org

$100,000

In support of its coral reef conservation program. ELAW is a network of public interest groups, lawyers, environmentalists and scientists who use grassroots efforts to advocate environmental protection and awareness.

Miocean

Laguna Niguel, California

www.miocean.org

$50,000

To support pollution cleanup and erosion mitigation in the Southern California coastal zone.

Wildlife Conservation Society

Bronx, New York

www.wcs.org

$115,000

For continued support for its work in coral reef conservation, including a new initiative in Fiji which will utilize Fiji’s first science-based network of marine protected areas.

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American Museum of natural history

New York, New York

www.amnh.org

$100,000

In support of the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation’s Bahamas education and outreach project that will continue research in the Bahamas and communicate findings to improve marine ecosystems worldwide.

OCEANA INC

Washington, District of Columbia

www.oceana.org

$100,000

In support of its efforts to protect increasingly threatened deep-sea corals that thrive off the New England and Mid-Atlantic coasts.

ocean foundation

Washington, District of Columbia

www.oceanfdn.org

$100,000

To provide continued support for Ocean Foundation; specifically, to fund work that will increase the protection of coral reefs.

sea studios foundation

Monterey, California

www.seastudios.com

$150,000

In support of its Healthy Reef Outreach project that is designed to support community-led efforts around the world to promote coral reef conservation.

seaweb

Washington, District of Columbia

www.seaweb.org

$100,000

In support of its work to generate public awareness surrounding the issue of coral conservation through media appeal of high-profile trends in coral jewelry.

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the coral reef alliance

San Francisco, California

www.coral.org

$100,000

To support its efforts to build conservation alliances and implement coral reef preservation projects in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Marine Conservation Biology Institute

Redmond, Washington

www.mcbi.org

$100,000

General support for its efforts to create a new agenda for coral reef conservation.

Ocean Foundation

Washington, District of Columbia

www.oceanfdn.org

$100,000

To support Ocean Foundation, which uses the internet to create a marketplace where ocean conservation organizations can freely and efficiently showcase their work to a broad network of potential funders that might otherwise be difficult to reach.

Wildlife conservation society

Bronx, New York

www.wcs.org

$100,000

For continued work on its Coral Reef Conservation Program.

WORLD WILDLIFE FUND INC.

Washington, District of Columbia

www.worldwildlife.org

$100,000

For its work to conserve the coral reefs in the Sulu-Sulawesi Seas marine ecoregion, located in the heart of the Indo-Pacific coral triangle.

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American museum of natural history

New York, New York

www.amnh.org

$50,000

For its Center for Biodiversity Conservation and its Bahama Biocomplexity project.

Wildlife conservation society

Bronx, New York

www.wcs.org

$25,000

For continued work of the organization’s Coral Reef Conservation Program.

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Wildlife Conservation Society

Bronx, New York

www.wcs.org

$70,000

For its Coral Reef Conservation Program, a multinational study on coral reef symbiosis. The funds will specifically support a program focusing on coral bleaching and a program designed toward strengthening local communities’ abilities for sustainable use of reefs in the Asian Coral Triangle.

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Wildlife Conservation Society

Bronx, New York

www.wcs.org

$100,000 over two years

For its Coral Reef Conservation Program, which gathers data on the influence of biological and human factors that affect the health of coral reefs.

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Wildlife Conservation Society

Bronx, New York

www.wcs.org

$100,000 over two years

For the Coral Reef Conservation Program, which gathers data on the influence of biological and human factors that affect the health of coral reefs.

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Wildlife Conservation Society

Bronx, New York

www.wcs.org

$25,000

For its Coral Reef Conservation Program, which will conduct a multinational study on the effects of natural temperature variation on coral reef symbiosis.

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