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Youth Boating Grants programs

West Marine is committed to fostering a love and appreciation of the water in future generations. Donations to the BlueFuture Fund™ will help support youth boating and fishing organizations so that they may provide scholarships, purchase new equipment, maintain staff, add programs and more. Each contribution will provide critical resources to these non-profit groups.

Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who nominated their favorite Youth Boating non-profit organizations in our recent nomination period. We received over 260 nominations of great youth boating organizations throughout the country and Canada and it was indeed a difficult decision.

Below are the 29 Youth Boating nonprofit organizations receiving checks for $1,500 from West Marine‚Äôs BlueFuture Fund™. 2015 nominations for these grants are now closed. Check back here for information on future grant donations.

You can help give back

If you would like to donate, your tax-deductible contributions can be made here.

Our 2015 Youth Boating Grant Recipients

Kids Can Fish Too

Port Orange, FL


Ovideo, FL

Sail Sand Point

Seattle, WA

Kama'aina Kids

Kaluia, HI