West Marine Accepting BlueFuture Grant Applications


West Marine is now accepting applications for its BlueFuture grants, which aim to promote non-profit organizations that provide boating and waterlife education and activities for youth. Interested organizations can apply for a BlueFuture grant from April 1 through May 31.

Each grant is for $1,500 with no strings attached. West Marine will announced 50 grant winners by mid-summer. West Marine is encouraging nonprofit, community-based organizations that teach sailing, powerboating, fishing, paddling or surfing; that provide boatbuilding instruction; that foster aquatic sustainability and conservation practices; or that encourage learning in the marine sciences, to apply. 

“West Marine’s BlueFuture grants are dedicated to help getting more kids out and around the water, no matter what their circumstances may be,” says Doug Robinson, West Marine’s Chief Executive Officer in a press release. “As a company, we have been amazed at the number of nonprofits dedicated to helping America’s children learn about life on and by the water. Through this program, West Marine wants to help as many children as possible enjoy the same opportunities our associates have had growing up.”

Interested parties should apply at