Paul K. Dayton, Ph.D.
Daniel M. Hanes, Ph.D.
Charles P. Rettig, Esq.
Andrew Saxon, M.D.
ANNOUNCEMENT OF FUNDING OPPORTUNITY
A California Non-Profit Public Benefit Corporation
9150 WILSHIRE BOULEVARD, SUITE 300
FOR GUIDELINES AND DEADLINES
|The PADI FOUNDATION encourages and supports underwater science, environmental
projects, and education. The Foundation will fund and assist worthwhile projects that will
enrich mankind's understanding of the aquatic environment and encourage sensitivity to and
protection of the delicate ecological balance of underwater life. The Foundation will also
fund worthwhile projects to increase understanding of sport diving physics and physiology
that will benefit the general diving public and add to the scientific understanding of
man's relationship and ability to survive in the underwater environment. The PADI
Foundation is an IRC Section 501 (c)(3) non-profit, tax exempt organization. It is a
separate and distinct organization, corporately unrelated to PADI, Inc. and its
affiliates, but funded through International PADI, Inc.
Since 1992, the Foundation has awarded almost $4.0 million to almost 900 projects. In 2014, there were almost 400 grant applications of which 55 received grants aggregating $278,950 was awarded to 55 projects. Each year, the Foundation will consider proposals with budgets up to $20,000 although the average for proposals will be on the order $5,000 to $10,000. The Foundation will not fund overhead or other direct expenses.