BlueFuture

Grant Recipients

West Marine is proud to support outstanding, nonprofit, community-based organizations across the United States and Canada that are dedicated to waterlife adventure, education and recreation among young people. Twice a year, we offer grants through our BlueFuture Fund, providing these worthy organizations with the resources they need to continue offering their valuable programming.

We’re honored to introduce a few of our BlueFuture grant recipients, each of which is dedicated to getting young people on and around the water. Click below to learn more about the real difference these organizations are making in the lives of their communities’ children.

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Blue Future



Our Spring 2017 BlueFuture Grant Recipients

ABLE for Youth Inc. dba ABLE To Sail, Longmont, CO
American Seafarers, Waterford, CT
Brother Rice/Marian Competitive Sailing, Rochester Hills, MI
Buzzards Bay Coalition, New Bedford, MA
Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons, MD
Community Rowing, Boston, MA
City of Mackinac Island Recreation Dept., Mackinac Island, MI
Hudson River Maritime Museum, Kingston, NY
King Harbor Youth Foundation, Redondo Beach, CA
Friends of MAOS (Monterey Academy of Oceanographic Science), Monterey, CA
New Horizons Maritime Center, Springville, UT
Newport Sea Base, Newport Beach, CA
Ocean Research & Conservation Association (ORCA), Fort Pierce, FL
Puppy Prodigies, Escondido, CA
San Juan Islands Sailing Foundation, Friday Harbor, WA
Sail Nauticus, Norfolk, VA
Sea Scout Ship 5496, St. Charles, MO
Space Coast Sailing Education Foundation Inc., Indian Harbour Beach, FL
Student Angler League Tournament Trail, Myrtle Beach, SC
Surfrider Spirit Sessions, Kailua, HI
The 5Gyres Institute, Los Angeles, CA
The Cleveland Home dba Life Adventure Center, Versailles, KY
Warrior’s Ranch Inc., Wakefield, KS
WILDCOAST, San Diego, CA
YMCA Camp Winona, DeLeon Springs, FL

Our Fall 2016 BlueFuture Grant Recipients

ClearShark H2O

ClearShark H2O

Hanover, MD

Guilford High School Voyages and Vessels

Guilford High School Voyages and Vessels

Guilford, CT

Lake Havasu Sea Scouts

Lake Havasu Sea Scouts

Lake Havasu City, AZ

LifeSail Inc.

LifeSail Inc.

Van Nuys, CA

Outdoor Outreach

Outdoor Outreach

San Diego, CA

Project Oceanology

Project Oceanology

Groton, CT

Sail Newport

Sail Newport

Newport, RI

Southwest Florida Council, Boy Scouts of America

Southwest Florida Council, Boy Scouts of America

Fort Myers, FL

Tidewater Wooden Boat Workshop

Tidewater Wooden Boat Workshop

Norfolk, VA

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