2023 Youth Sailing Grant Program

The Florida Commodores Association Foundation (FCAF) announces their 2023 Youth Sailing Grant program.

Grants are available to recognized Florida yacht clubs with youth sailing programs.  They are designed for youths 8-16 years of age in need of financial assistance to participate, with an interest in learning to sail or extending their sailing training.  Award amounts will vary, with a maximum of $250 going to any one club.

The objective of the program is to develop sailing proficiency, communications, organization and leadership skills, and greater understanding of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).  The grants can off-set all or some of the registration cost for participating youths or used for course materials or teaching aids for enhancing STEM in their sailing program.  They cannot be used for capital equipment or salaries

The FCA Foundation was established by Florida Commodores Association, a community of past, present and future commodores of recognized Florida yacht clubs who promote the business of yacht clubs and yachting customs and traditions through awareness, education, charitable and social events.

The Foundation works to ensure the future of yacht clubs and sailing opportunities through educational and charitable programs.  It’s present focus is on youth sailing, U.S. Olympic sailing and the Wounded American Veterans Event (WAVE).

Grant Information

Download the Application Here

Submission deadline: April 30, 2023

Awards made by May 15, 2023

Grant contact:  P/C Thomas Reynolds via email:   t.reynolds@ieee.org

Complete the following:.

  1. Download and fill out application.
  2. Print the completed application.
  3. Get the Commodore’s signature.
  4. Save a copy of the signed application for your records
  5. Mail the completed & signed application by April 30, 2023 to:
    FCA Foundation
    P.O. Box 1626
    Niceville, FL 32588-1626
    Or email the completed & signed application by April 30, 2023 to: t.reynolds@ieee.org