11th Hour Racing award grants in the U.S. and globally; however, it prioritizes funding on the East Coast of the United States, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and the Caribbean. 11th Hour Racing seeks proposals that align with one or more of its focus areas:
- Ocean Literacy and Stewardship - this grant giving program includes outreach and education initiatives for any age group focused on improving our knowledge and treatment of the ocean
- Clean Technologies and Best Practices - this grant giving program includes community campaigns that shift to more sustainable practices, as well as technologies that reduce the environmental footprint of coastal communities, sailing-related activities, and the maritime industry.
- Ecosystem Restoration - this grant giving program includes using coastal habitats like mangroves, salt marshes, and seagrass to sequester carbon (commonly referred to as “blue carbon”) or using nature-based solutions such as living shorelines, oysters reefs or kelp farming to improve coastal water quality or build coastal resilience to a changing climate.