Recent Grants

Please note certain grants were approved and funded by the Roger and Vicki Sant Donor-Advised Fund at The Greater Washington Community Foundation.

Environmental Defense Fund

New York, NY
$110,000 over one year (2019)
Scaling Reef Ecosystems Recovery in Belize’s Mesoamerican Reef

Fundación para el Ecodesarrollo y la Conservación

Guatemala City, Guatemala
$150,000 over one year (2019)
Scaling Up Marine Protected Areas and Advancing Toward Sustainable Fisheries Management in Caribbean Guatemala

Internews Network

Arcata, CA
$65,000 over nine months (2019)
Meso-American Reef Reporting Project

Mesoamerican Reef Fund

Guatemala City, Guatemala
$56,800 over one year (2019)
MAR Fish: Knowledge, Monitoring and Protection of Mesoamerican Reef Fish Spawning Areas

Guatemala City, Guatemala
$50,000 over one year (2019)
MAR Leadership Program: Building the Next Generation of Conservation Leaders in the Mesoamerican Reef System

Guatemala City, Guatemala
$45,000 over one year (2019)
Sarteneja Alliance for Conservation and Development: Strengthening Management of Corozal Bay Wildlife Sanctuary in Northern Belize

Ocean Foundation

Washington, DC
$9,750 over six months (2019)
Enable participation from MAR countries during the Latin American and Caribbean Regional Symposium on Ocean Acidification

Oceana, Inc.

Washington, DC
$50,000 over one year (2019)
Rebuilding Ocean Abundance in Mexico

Washington, DC
$150,000 over one year (2019)
Protecting Belize’s Marine Resources


Arlington, VA
$547,000 over one year (2019)
Managed Access Fisheries and No-take Reserves in Honduras and Guatemala Delivered through a New Municipal Network Model

Smithsonian Institution

Washington, DC
$53,054 over one year (2019)
Promoting Mangrove Management in the Mesoamerican Reef Ecoregion

Social & Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc.

Calabasas, CA
$157,000 over 12 months (2019)
Preventing Plastic Pollution on the Mesoamerican Reef by Engaging the Social Enterprise (in partnership with Think Beyond Plastic)

The Coral Reef Alliance

Oakland, CA
$120,774 over one year (2019)
Improving Fisheries Management and Water Quality to Benefit Honduras’ Coral Reefs

Toledo Institute for Development and Environment

Punta Gorda, Belize
$124,000 over 16 months (2019)
General support for effective management of the Port Honduras Marine Reserve, Belize

World Wildlife Fund

Washington, DC
$150,000 over one year (2019)
Transforming Agricultural Production Beyond the Agribusiness Giants: Guiding Smallholder Palm Oil Farmers toward Responsible Production in Honduras