If you are a partner zoo, aquarium, or museum and with a great idea, let us help you! The Ocean Project Small Grants Program will grant up to $50,000 to ZAMs in 2011 and up to $60,000 in both 2012 and 2013, with no minimum and a maximum of $15,000 per ZAM a year. Check out the RFP to see if you qualify for funding.
To help us achieve our collaborative mission and expand our market research initiative, The Ocean Project was awarded a three-year grant in 2010 from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), with four major goals:
- Measure changes in awareness and action on ocean and climate issues, expanding the market research, with three annual surveys and nine quarterly tracking survey updates;
- Assist Ocean Project Partners—including zoos, aquariums, and museums—in integrating the research findings into their priorities and programs by providing in-depth analysis and actionable recommendations, while simultaneously providing the results to others in the broader conservation community;
- Maximize the application of the research through professional development and other capacity building opportunities; and
- Support and shape outreach efforts that connect climate change, the ocean, and individual action, especially as related to leveraging environmentally active youth to help build the core of a new movement of social responsibility for ocean conservation.
One of the ultimate goals of this initiative is to help our partners create an ocean literate and ready-to-act American public.
Eligible applicants are limited to ZAMs in the United States that are partners in The Ocean Project network (see all partners listed here) and are also AZA-accredited institutions. Other organizations seeking funds through this grant opportunity must work through one of these types of eligible organizations.