West Marine Blue Future - Wear It program of the National Safe Boating Council.

National Safe Boating Fundraiser

May 1–31

During the month of May, help West Marine and the National Safe Boating Council get more kids out on the water and support safe boating by purchasing a Ready Set Wear It tag from your local West Marine Store.

Find a Store

May 17—Wear Your Life Jacket to Work Day
May 18–24—National Safe Boating Week

Grant Info

West Marine offers a BlueFuture grant program that benefits nonprofit organizations dedicated to youth waterlife and education. Our grants provide much needed-funds so that these valuable, community-based organizations can provide scholarships, purchase new equipment, maintain staff, add programs, and so much more.

2019 Annual Grant Cycle Details

The Spring 2019 Grant Cycle has ended. If you applied for a grant during this time, you will hear from us in the coming weeks on whether or not a grant will be awarded to your organization.

Details on the next Cycle will be posted soon. In the meantime, please reach out to us with any questions at bluefuture@westmarine.com.

Affiliate Program

In addition to BlueFuture, 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 us at social@westmarine.com
  3. Post unique banners on your website to promote your portal.

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