In partnership with the 501(c)(3) not-for-profit Maritime Foundation, Grand Banks generates funds to support maritime conservation, education, and preservation.

Since 2014, Grand Banks has generated over $100,000 to preserve at-risk historic vessels, to restore healthy rivers, and to develop oyster habitats in New York Harbor.

In support of those goals, the Maritime Foundation presents onboard exhibitions about maritime history and curated a lecture series on topics from nautical culture to aquatic sustainability.