Since its inception in 2002, The TK Foundation has awarded over $46 million in grants to non-profit organizations and projects to improve the maritime realm and the lives of disadvantaged youth.
Through a Request for Proposal (RFP) process, we cultivate specific projects and partner with organizations whose efforts are aligned with our program priorities and the requirements of the RFP. This proactive approach helps us maximize effectiveness and impact.
The Foundation does not encourage unsolicited proposals for funding within an area of focus where there is an existing RFP in process.
Please note that all grantseeking organizations must meet the following minimum criteria in order to be considered for a grant from The TK Foundation:
Additional requirements may apply to specific grant opportunities — please refer to the RFP documentation for each of our current grants to learn more.
The TK Foundation promotes knowledge of the seas and oceans, and strengthens maritime safety and security for the betterment of all. We do this by supporting programs that include:
The TK Foundation enables disadvantaged youth to maximize their capabilities through pathways such as education, training and life skills with a view to becoming self-sufficient. We do this by supporting programs that:
To learn more about the TK Foundation’s youth development grant availability, click here.
The TK Foundation supports nonprofit youth sailing programs that are reaching motivated disadvantaged youth and offer youth an up-close and personal relationship with the ocean, provide them with opportunities to challenge themselves in an ocean environment, teach responsible seamanship and stewardship, and help them develop important life skills.
Applications for this program are now closed. Applications for 2022 will be available in December 2021.