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The SYC Foundation supports a broad range of educational, training and competitive endeavors. Strong support is always considered for programs for younger boaters, scholarships to allow talented youth to compete effectively, and for maritime education. The Foundation is also happy to provide scholarships for young sailors to attend the Seattle Yacht Club Summer Sailing Program. 


The Foundation donates approximately $50,000 annually to about 20 deserving recipients, half of which goes to supporting national level competitors. The size of grants awarded depends on the size of the program and/or need, but typically grants are between $100 and $5,000. Scholarships are based on need. To apply for funding, please submit a grant request application.

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SYC Foundation grant applications are due by the 15th of the month. Please note that grant applications are NOT reviewed during the months of July, August and December.


To apply for a SYC Foundation grant, please review our grant guidelines, download the appropriate grant application form; outline pertinent details of your request, including a concise  projected budget, and confirm that your project, program or event meets the mission of the SYC Foundation.

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past GRANTEES (Partial List)

Alexis Aird

Alki Elementary School

Bainbridge Island Fire & Rescue Boat

Bainbridge Island Sailing Fund

Bainbridge Sailing Team

Bergan & Maxam Olympic campaign

Boscolo & Karas 49er Olympic campaign

Camp Fire - Central Puget Sound

Camp Sealth

North Kitsap Sailing

Northwest Maritime Center

Ocean Racing Adventure – OAR Northwest

Ocean Springs Yacht Club, MS, Assisted Katrina rebuild of Jr. Program

Pender Harbor Marine Rescue

Pistay Juniors

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