National Maritime Museum (NMM)
National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, England is the largest Maritime Museum in the world. Through its pre-eminent collections, displays and expertise the Museum illustrates the global relationship of Britain and the sea from the fifteenth century to the present day
The TK Foundation has provided funding in the amount $754,122 and for a period of two (2) years in support of the Neptune Globe project: To create an information rich, central installation that helps our visitors to appreciate the global context of Britain’s maritime history and to develop their understanding of contemporary issues relating to the world’s oceans and seas.
Maritime Aquarium (MA)
The Maritime Aquarium has operated a research vessel on Long Island Sound which provides a platform for marine science and environmental, environmental monitoring as well as exploration and research on Long Island Sound.
The program has served tri-state schools over the years taking more than 100,000 students and teachers out on the Sound for on-board field ecology programs. Many of these children come from the poorest school districts, providing in many cases their only science field experience. The Aquarium has been asked to do more in this area.
A TK Foundation grant of $500,000 over a three (3) year period will support the construction costs of a new catamaran research vessel for the MA.
Marine Society & Sea Cadets (MSSC)
The charity works in two areas: Advancing the education of seafarers; Promoting the development of young people, using a nautical theme. The emphasis is one of motivating and inspiring young people, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds.
A square rigger training ship provides a unique experience for Cadets from the ages of 13.5 to 18 years.
A grant of just over $374,867 was awarded by the TK Foundation to replace the TS Royalist with a new square-rigged sailing ship. The new vessel will provide a greater number of cadets with the opportunity as compared with TS Royalist, as she won’t need to continually be taken out of her sailing season for maintenance up-keep.
Seafarers’ International Research Centre (SIRC)
This grant in the amount of $297,772 and for a period of one (1) year is to support SIRC’s research specific to seafarers’ reactions to mandatory equipment on board ship.
Mercy Ships (MS)
Mercy Ships Provides ship-based medical services around the world. The Africa Mercy hospital ship provides medical care; surgeries; training and preventative health strategies to communities in Africa. Since 2005, TK Foundation grants have supported its Technical Training Fund (TTF) to ensure the crew’s training meets international shipping standards. The TK foundation will continue this support of the TTF and the purchase of new scuba equipment over one (1) year period and in the amount of $225,750.
California Maritime Academy Foundation
The California Maritime Academy (Cal Maritime) is a unique and specialized campus of the 23-campus California State University (CSU) system. Cal Maritime is one of only seven degree-granting maritime academies in the United States — and the only one on the West Coast. The TK Foundation awarded a $215,000 dollar-for-dollar matching challenge grant to support Phase 2 of the construction of a Navigation Lab onboard Cal Maritime’s Training Ship Golden Bear, which incorporates a multi-function simulation bridge and an onboard classroom simulator, complete with 20 cadet workstations. Cal Maritime now has the only training ship in the United States equipped with a state-of-the-art simulation facility that complements the ship’s traditional operating bridge.
World Maritime University (“WMU”)
The World Maritime University is a centre of excellence for maritime education and research, operating under the auspices of the International Maritime Organization (IMO). The TK Foundation has provided fellowships to eligible students in the past. The grant of $191,703 is to support up to four (4) fellowships for the WUM program starting in 2012 for a period of one (1) year.
This is a non-profit research organization that provides research and analysis to inform the work of public sector leaders. It operates the Institute for Public Research and the Center for Naval Analyses.
The project ,“Illegal, Unreported, and unregulated (IUU) Fishing in the African Littoral: the impacts on broader maritime security challenges” will explore the connection between IUU fishing off the coasts of Africa and the rise and perpetuation of other maritime criminal activities and security challenges in these regions. In partnership with The TK Foundation, CNA will use its analysis to frame and offer potential solutions detailing how regional stakeholders may be able to address IUU fishing challenges as part of a comprehensive approach to improving maritime security in these regions.
A grant of $175,000 will support research and written findings for over a one (1) year period.
Oceans Beyond Piracy (OBP)
Oceans Beyond Piracy is a division of the One Earth Foundation based in Colorado, whose vision is a world beyond war by the year 2110, achieved by developing more effective systems of global governance.
OBP’s research project “The Human Cost of Piracy: Empirical Evidence” is supported by the TK Foundation in the amount of $143,000 for a period of two (2) years, is intended to assess the impact of piracy experiences on seafarers and their families, using best-practice international comparative research methodologies.
Erie Maritime Foundation — Bayfront Maritime Center (BMC)
The BMC mission is to Develop and implement unique hands-on, maritime themed educational, vocational and recreational opportunities for the community in a universally accessible waterfront facility.
The TK Foundation supports BMC’s Project Sail; a program designed to improve educational achievement and provides apprentices with a basic understanding of post-secondary opportunities, for a period of three (3) years in the amount of $139,595.
International Trade Education Program (ITEP)
Through academies, aka “Small Learning Communities”, ITEP introduces economically underserved public high school students to careers in maritime, trade, transportation and logistics, while uniting business, educators, and parents to prepare students for a place in the working world. ITEP works within the public school system, acting as advocate, facilitator, connector, and consultant to teachers, administrators, industry, and business leaders. ITEP also works directly with the maritime community to implement educational strategies to increase classroom relevancy, generate teacher excitement, and engage the local business and industry leaders.
ITEP’s grant of $120,000 from the TK Foundation will be applied to the Small Learning Community Academics.
Propeller Club of Manila
Propeller Club of Manila is dedicated to the enhancement and well-being of the diverse interests of the maritime community on a national and international basis and actively promotes the maritime industry through networking and partnering with other similar organizations.
The TK Foundation continues its support of the Propeller Club and has awarded a further grant for the period of three (3) years in the amount of $115,650 in its efforts to train 25 scholars of the Propeller Club’s Fitter Machinist Vocational Training Program.
The Nautical Institute (NI)
The TK Foundation’s grant of $100,000 over a five year period will support NI’s key personnel and volunteer members’ participation in the IMO’s eNavigation strategy sessions.
“E-Navigation is the collection, integration, and display of maritime information on-board and ashore by electronic means to enhance berth to berth navigation and related services, for safety and security at sea and protection of the marine environment, helping advance the communications technology used by ship masters and onshore personnel for shipping safety.”
International Committee on Seafarers’ Welfare (ICSW)
International Committee on Seafarers’ Welfare is an international charity dedicated to the relief of need, hardship or distress amongst all seafarers, irrespective of race, color, creed, nationality or gender. ICSW recognizes that more staff capacity is needed and seeks to engage a Project Manager to assist the Executive Director in the successful delivery of the ICSW projects and the lead up to the merger with ISAN to ensure that the new merged organization makes an impact from day one.
In support of this request ICSW was awarded $71,214 by the TK Foundation to allow for the engagement of Project Manager over a period of two (2) years.
Sea-Change Sailing Trust (SCST)
Sea-Change Sailing Trust provides action-centered learning and seamanship training for young people and vulnerable adults. It is expert and experienced in offering a range of different experiences for its clients, with accreditation of learning where possible.
Sea-Change has reached the point where formal shore based administration and management structure needs to be established and staffed appropriately, indeed its development strategy depends upon it.
The TK Foundation supports SCST in its effort to establish a shore-based office infrastructure and fund a development office for a period of one (1) year in the amount of $23,884.
Vancouver Maritime Museum (VMM)
For over 54 years, the VMM has operated as one of Canada’s principal maritime museums. The Museum is located in the heart of Canada’s largest and busiest port cities at the gateway to the Pacific Rim.
The TK Foundation supported this project with a matching grant of just over $15,096 to support the Museum’s Website Redesign Project. This project is related to the promotion of both the Museum and maritime history.
Salish Sea Expeditions
This grant is to provide its “Sailing for Science” programs to low-income children, teens and young adults (grades 5 – 12) in 2013 (spring/fall program seasons) and in the amount of $10,000 for the period of one (1) year.
Young Mariners Foundation, Inc. (YMF)
This grant in the amount of $10,000 is to support personnel expenses related to YMF’s core sailing program for one (1) year.
Milwaukee Community Sailing Center (MCSC)
This TK Foundation grant is for the purchase of a 420 Sailing Dinghy in the amount of $8,000.
The Webb Institute
The Webb Institute is a specialty college located in Glen Cove, New York that offers one academic option, a double major in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. Each student admitted to the highly selective program is awarded a full academic tuition scholarship for the four year program.
Webb’s mission is to provide a rigorous education in engineering, to develop skills enabling graduates to become leaders and make significant contributions in their professions and to instill in them the highest ethical standards and sense of professionalism.
The TK Foundation grant in the amount of $6,800 is to support naval architecture and marine engineering students at the Webb Institute to attend the 2012 Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) conference.
United States Sailing Association (USSA)
This TK Foundation grant is to support travel stipends for attendees from non-profit organizations at US Sailing’s Symposium and the One Design Symposium held January 2013 and in the amount of $5,000.
Aalborg University (AU)
A grant in the amount of $4,700 and for a period of one (1) year was awarded to AU is to support of the 2012 “Community and the Sea in the Age of Sail” conference in Aalborg, Denmark. The international conference on Atlantic/maritime history was to “investigate how ships, sea ports and the sea itself have been key scenes of action for human stories of conflicts and power. We go about this investigation by looking at the people and communities that populated this maritime world – sailors, convicts, slaves, soldiers, longshoremen etc. – and investigate what their world looked like and how it was discursively constructed, and how people and social groups (inter-)acted.”
Dalhousie University PIRACY Project
Researchers at Dalhousie University, led by the Marine Affairs Program (MAP), are taking a new approach to an age-old problem faced by seafarers the world over: piracy. A half-million dollar, two-year research grant from The TK Foundation and in-kind Dalhousie University support will be used to examine issues surrounding modern piracy, to gain insights that may help to prevent future outbreaks of violence at sea.
Danish Maritime Museum (‘DMM’)
The TK Foundation provided a grant to contribute to the building of the Danish Maritime Museum, dedicated to the preservation of the part of trade and shipping aspects of Danish cultural heritage.
Maritime Piracy Humanitarian Response Program (MPHRP)
A pan-industry alliance of ship owners, managers, manning agents, insurers and welfare associations, working together with one aim — “to assist seafarers and their families with the humanitarian aspects of a traumatic incident caused by a piracy attack, armed robbery or being taken hostage.” Together with other industry leaders, The TK Foundation provided startup funds for this important project to help seafarers and their families affected by piracy.
North Shore Lifeboat Society, Vancouver, Canada
The North Shore Lifeboat Society is a non-profit all volunteer registered charity that owns, runs, and supports all-weather search and rescue vessels for dedicated use by the North Shore based Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary. The TK Foundation provided a grant to purchase a new, state-of-theart search and rescue lifeboat.
Simon’s Town School, South Africa
Simon’s Town School introduces young people, especially those from South African townships, to the global maritime industry and equips them with a body of maritime knowledge and skills. The TK Foundation provided funding to build Lawhill Centre which houses not only the maritime program, but also maritime classrooms, a cafeteria and dormitory for learners.