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

If you are a nonprofit organization that meets the mission above, we welcome you to apply for a grant. The grant cycle is open March 1 –March 31, 2019. Recipients will be selected and notified by the end of April.

  • Entry deadline: March 31
  • Grants awarded: Approximately May 10

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Thank you for your interest in BlueFuture, we look forward to hearing from you! If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us anytime at

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 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.

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