Open Call – Paul M. Angell Foundation: Grants in Conservation and Social Causes

Mar 19, 2021 | Awards & Funding, Research

To: All Divisional Faculty and Researchers
From: Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations
Subject: Funding Opportunity

The Office of Foundations Relations is pleased to share this open call for funding from the Paul M. Angell Foundation for conservation and social causes.  Please forward the call to interested faculty in your departments and divisions. 

UCSC Contact:
Funder: Paul M. Angell Foundation
Program DescriptionGrants in Conservation and Social Causes
LOI Deadline: June 7, 2021: Portal Opens: May 3, 2021
Funding: (approx.) $25,000-$30,000/year



The Foundation’s Conservation grant making focuses primarily upon issues of ocean conservation.  Priorities within Conservation are:

    • Supporting the creation of Marine Protected Areas
    • Encouraging sustainable fisheries management
    • Eliminating illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing
    • Conserving the world’s shark and ray species
    • Limiting plastics pollution and other ocean debris
    • Preserving coral species and ecosystems

Grant requests for other types of ocean-related conservation efforts may be considered on a limited basis

Social Causes

The goal of the Foundation’s grantmaking in Social Causes is to promote equitable, safe, and thriving communities, particularly for low-income Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC). Achieving this goal requires long-term, comprehensive approaches led by those closest to the challenges and the possibilities.

The Foundation is committed to understanding and addressing the root causes of persistent inequities for BIPOC families and communities, including the profoundly harmful impacts of structural racism and white supremacy. The Foundation funds efforts that promote access to meaningful life opportunities, such as quality education, networks of support and healing, and financial assets and employment. The Foundation also supports antiracist education, organizing, and advocacy efforts that have strong potential to advance meaningful systemic change.

Public and private disinvestment has created unjust inequities in almost every realm of social, economic, and civic life of many BIPOC communities. At the same time, every neighborhood is home to creative and resilient individuals, families, businesses, and institutions. The Foundation’s grantmaking in Social Causes seeks to recognize both of these realities while it learns from and supports thoughtful and strategic changemakers. Priority areas are Education, Economic Empowerment, and Justice

Please see information on grant writing tips.
If you have any questions regarding the foundation, please email


Applicants must have a 501(c)(3) determination letter from the Internal Revenue Service and be designated as a public charity. If you are an international Conservation organization, you are also eligible to apply.


Special Requirements

Please promptly submit your proposal intake form prior to the UCSC’s Internal Institutional Deadlines. For proposal support, or for any questions about institutional requirements, please send requests and questions to the research development team at A proposal development specialist will field your requests.

Call sent: March 16, 2021

The Office of Foundation Relations is a unit of University Relations. The FR team creates and maintains mutually beneficial, long-term relationships with private organizations, matching grant initiatives with educational and research programs and centers. FR supports faculty and staff to identify and approach these and other private foundations and corporations for funding, to assist in strategic positioning of the grant application, and to facilitate funder campus visits.

For a list of recent funding opportunities, please visit the FR website.  FR Calls for Funding

If you have any questions or comments, please contact