BlueFuture

BlueFuture Grants

West Marine offers two BlueFuture grant cycles each year that benefit nonprofit organizations dedicated to youth waterlife recreation and education. Our grants provide much-needed funds so these valuable, community-based organizations may provide scholarships, purchase new equipment, maintain staff, add programs and do so much more.

Spring Grant Cycle

Open for applications: April 1, 2018
Entry deadline: May 1, 2018
Grants awarded: June 2018

Grant applications will be accepted through May 1 for the Spring cycle. Shortly thereafter, our team of judges will convene to review the applications and select our 25 grant winners. If you are a BlueFuture fall grant recipient, we will notify you by Friday, June 8; at that point, we will request additional details to process your grant check, as well as photography. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at bluefuture@westmarine.com. Thank you for your interest in BlueFuture, and we look forward to hearing from you!

Fall Grant Cycle

Open for applications: September 1, 2018
Entry deadline: October 1, 2018
Grants awarded: November 2018

Grant applications will be accepted through October 1 for the Fall cycle. Shortly thereafter, our team of judges will convene to review the applications and select our 25 grant winners. If you are a BlueFuture fall grant recipient, we will notify you by Friday, November 9; at that point, we will request additional details to process your grant check, as well as photography. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at bluefuture@westmarine.com. Thank you for your interest in BlueFuture, and we look forward to hearing from you!

Affiliate Program

If your organization does not fit the BlueFuture grant parameters, we invite you to join our year-round Affiliate Program, which allows for up to 10% of sales generated through your custom portal on westmarine.com to be donated to your organization.

Once you establish your account, you'll receive a link to a designated portal that is unique to your organization. When customers use your custom portal to shop westmarine.com, donations are automatically tracked and routed to you. You can promote your special shopping page with banners, business cards, handouts and word of mouth.

  1. Register your organization.
  2. Once your sign-up is complete, contact Mike Montgomery at mikem@westmarine.com or (831) 761-6874.
  3. Post unique banners on your website to promote your portal.

How the Affiliate Program works:

Eligible to apply: Any organization, local outdoor group or club, yacht club, sailing school, blog, message board, website seeking advertising opportunities, and media outlets including magazines and mobile apps.