The concept of reef resiliency as a conservation approach is quite simple: reduce local reef threats to make the ecosystem more resistant to large-scale global threats.
CORAL works toward increasing reef resilience in all project sites by providing microgrants to our local partners to support their efforts to preserve and protect coral reefs. By supporting small-scale, local projects, CORAL generates immediate and positive impacts on the health of coral reefs worldwide.
We are currently focusing on five project sites: Mexico, Honduras, Hawaii, Fiji, and Indonesia. Depending on the availability of funds and project needs, grants may range from $500 to $25,000, with the average grant being $5,000. CORAL’s microgrants are made possible through member contributions, dues, and special gifts.
Eligibility: CORAL does not accept unsolicited proposals. All microgrants are awarded to local partners already working with CORAL in our CRSD work.