Blue Initiative Program

Each year CMG identifies a unique marine conservation organization for a capacity-building video initiative. Our focus is on small to mid-sized organizations doing work on the ground to engage local communities in conservation efforts, such as fisheries health, plastic pollution, climate change mitigation/adaptation and marine protected areas.

What is the Blue Initiative Program?

Our Blue Initiative Program provides a $30,000 grant to an international organization each year, including production funding, in kind support, and guidance, to create a series of short films aimed at engaging local audiences in direct measurable action. In addition, a short film is created to engage world travelers in protecting the places they love to explore. Funding of this program is in partnership with and made possible by a 5-year grant from the Grand Circle Foundation, whose mission is "giving back to the world we travel."

How to Apply for the Blue Initiative Grant

Currently, CMG does not accept unsolicited Blue Initiative applications.

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