Ernest F. Hollings Ocean Awareness Trust Fund

The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation seeks proposals after Labor Day (2014) to increase ocean awareness and promote action for ocean conservation. NMSF is interested in innovative projects that engage the public in compelling ocean stewardship issues and motivate effective and focused action to benefit both humans and the sea.

Focus areas include Marine Debris, Human Interaction with Marine Mammals, Non-Point Source Pollution and Runoff, Ocean and Human Health, and Ocean Acidification. As we have done for the last two years, we are once again prioritizing proposals that relate to national marine sanctuaries in a meaningful way.

Funding Agency

National Marine Sanctuary Foundation


Allison Alexander:


Funding Cycle


Application Deadline

September 22, 2022