Turtle Island Restoration Network created the grant contest program in April 2020 to safeguard sea turtle nesting beach programs that were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

In addition to provide ongoing support to groups around the world that constantly face uncharted territory to ensure marine animals and their habitats are safeguarded, the grant contests inspire and mobilize citizens to participate in direct action for the ocean — the organization with the most public votes wins the grant!

Current Opportunities

Marine Debris Prevention & Awareness Grant

Turtle Island Restoration Network seeks to support research and conservation projects around the world relating to marine debris. Click here to learn more.

Past Contests

Summer Sea Turtle Sustainability Grant

In summer 2020, Turtle Island Restoration Network teamed up with SEE Turtles to offer nonprofit organizations around the world a grant opportunity to support research and conservation projects relating to a global priority for sea turtle conservation: nesting beaches. Forty-five nonprofit organizations applied to be eligible to receive the grant and more than 30,000 individuals from around the world voted for the group they wanted to receive the funds. Click here to learn more.