Environmental grants

Protecting biodiversity, restoring oceans and land, driving toward a zero-waste future, connecting youth with nature—these are just some of the challenges for which our grantees are designing solutions. Explore their inspiring stories below.

“The Marine Mammal Center has rescued 24,000 marine mammals to date, yet the ecosystems that are vital to the health of our ocean and life on earth are under constant threat. Thanks to Oracle’s support, we’re furthering our ocean conservation and educating others on how they can protect the planet too.”

Dr. Jeff Boehm, DVM, Dipl. ACAW CEO, The Marine Mammal Center

Today, only 2% of scientists studying African wildlife are African

The Fossey Fund is changing that. Through a combination of scholarships, professional internships, and capacity building, the organization trains hundreds of aspiring African scientists each year. In this article, Fossey Fund CEO Dr. Tara Stoinski shares why these efforts are critical to building a pipeline of African conservationists.

Featured grantees

Keep Austin Beautiful

Inspires and empowers people in the Austin community to care for the environment.

Learn more on Keep Austin Beautiful

Connects young people to the wonder and science of the natural world via hands-on environmental programs.

Learn more on NatureBridge
Foundation for Environmental Education Japan

Promotes sustainable development through environmental education.

Learn more on Foundation for Environmental Education Japan

6 million square kilometers of ocean protected

National Geographic’s Pristine Seas, an Oracle grantee since 2008, is on a mission to identify, survey, protect, and restore the last wild places in the ocean. To date, Pristine Seas has protected 6.​5 million square kilometers of ocean in 24 marine reserves around the world. Read the story on how Dr. Sala is trying to protect the ocean and the planet.

The Marine Mammal Center

The Nature Conservancy

More than 12,000 tons of recyclable materials collected by Wecyclers

Last year alone, Oracle grantee Wecyclers recycled 2,400 tons of plastic and 500 tons of aluminum and sachets—preventing the release of 13,000 tons of carbon dioxide. The Nigerian social enterprise achieves these results by incentivizing people in low-income communities to capture value from their waste. Get to know the program.

California Coastal Commission


WEEE Centre

Restoring 70,000 acres of California’s ancient forest

Save the Redwoods League's Redwoods Rising forest restoration project in the Redwood National and State Parks will put more than 70,000 acres of previously logged park areas back on track to become the redwood forests of the future.

California State Parks Foundation

Keep Austin Beautiful

Connecting 1,500 underserved youth to the outdoors

They say nature is the best classroom. That’s why Mirai no Mori, an Oracle grantee in Japan, brings youth from low-income backgrounds into the great outdoors to inspire a sense of leadership and independence through experiential learning.

Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose


Marine Science Institute


Photo credits: 1. Bill Hunnewell/The Marine Mammal Center; 2. Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund; 3. Enric Sala/National Geographic Pristine Seas; 4. Wecyclers; 5. Save the Redwoods League; 6. Mirai no Mori