BlueFuture Grants

West Marine offers one BlueFuture grant cycle each year that benefits 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.

2018 Annual Grant Cycle Details

Open for applications: April 1, 2018
Entry deadline: May 31, 2018
Grants awarded: June 2018

Apply for a BlueFuture Grant Today!

Grant applications will be accepted through May 31. Shortly thereafter, our team of judges will convene to review the applications and select 50 grant winners. If you are a BlueFuture grant recipient, we will notify you by Friday, June 22; 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 Thank you for your interest in BlueFuture, and we look forward to hearing from you!

Click here to see previous grant winners

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 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, 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
  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.