Review of 2015 Grantmaking

Review of 2015 Grantmaking

Conservation
and Science

Through grantmaking focused on ocean and land conservation, climate change mitigation, and scientific research, we invest in actions and ideas that conserve and restore the Earth's ecosystems while enhancing human well-being.

Program Highlight: American Millennials

Cultivating the Next Generation of Ocean Conservationists Millennials are the largest generation in the United States. By 2020, one in three adults will be a millennial, and this generation has already shown itself to be capable of immense innovation and disruption of the status quo. While a significant amount of research has been conducted on millennials, there is little insight on conservation, and even less for the ocean. We partnered with Edge Research to conduct new research on American Millennials’ attitudes towards oceans, ocean conservation, and pathways for engaging this next generation of ocean leaders.

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Salinas Youth Initiative
A Historical Perspective
Grants Label Dollars
250 2015 $158M
257 2014 $178M
265 2013 $187M
212 2012 $172M
199 2011 $172M

Includes $275 million in funding for special Foundation institution and fellowship commitments from 2011 to 2015. These include annual Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering ($16 million in 2015), annual support to the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute ($40 million in 2015), and occasional support to the Monterey Bay Aquarium ($10 million in 2013). The decrease in dollars awarded by Conservation and Science, from 2014 to 2015, was largely due to a reduction in our annual commitment to the ClimateWorks Foundation ($66 million in 2014 and $34 million in 2015).

In 2015, our Conservation and Science program awarded 250 grants to support work in the United States and across the globe.

Location

Grants by Duration

Duration
  1. 25+ months
  2. 13-24 months
  3. 1-12 months
Duration
  1. 25+ months
  2. 13-24 months
  3. 1-12 months

Grants by Support Type

Support
  1. General & Project Support
  2. General Support
  3. Project Support
Support
  1. General & Project Support
  2. General Support
  3. Project Support

General support provides unrestricted funding to a grantee to use in support of a grantee’s overall charitable mission; general support grants are only permitted for 501c3 public charities or their equivalents. Project support provides funding to a grantee that is restricted to a particular charitable project of the grantee. Beginning in 2015, the Foundation no longer awards grants for "general and project support" purposes.