Foundation Center announces the launch of FundingTheOcean.org, a dynamic knowledge hub designed to track, inform, and inspire ocean conservation philanthropy around the world. It is a free resource aiming to level the playing field for everyone interested in saving our ocean.

65492c85df31764cd910aa067c5621a9Many livelihoods and communities depend on the health of the ocean, not to mention the numerous marine species that call it their home, yet its health suffers from severe threats such as overfishing, pollution, and climate change. Despite a growing ocean conservation movement, garnering attention and support from governments, philanthropists, and activists around the world, many continue to work in isolation. FundingTheOcean.org aims to break down knowledge barriers and democratize access to critical information needed to drive conservation philanthropy worldwide.

While exploring the free site, users will find:

  • the most current and complete interactive funding map of global ocean conservation efforts including philanthropic, U.S. Government, and Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development's Development Assistance Committee funding data — all in one convenient location;
  • a searchable library of curated reports, case studies, and other relevant resources on ocean conservation; and
  • an online community for sharing knowledge and building relationships created by Marine Watch International.
  • "This is a critical moment for the ocean," said Bradford K. Smith, President of Foundation Center. "The decisions we make now will shape the ocean's future, and the future of the lives and livelihoods of those that depend on it. FundingTheOcean.org was designed to help donors and doers make the best decisions possible."

    Join Foundation Center on April 18th at 12pm ET, for a public webinar with more information on how to use the site. Register here

    FundingTheOcean.org was made possible through the generous support of The Campbell Foundation, The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, Oak Foundation, The David & Lucile Packard Foundation, SunLight Time Foundation, and The Tiffany & Co. Foundation.

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