The Florida Commodores Association Foundation (FCAF) announces their 2019 Youth Sailing Grant programGrants 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 and the application form:

                                                Submission deadline: April 15, 2019                                                                                                 

                                                  Awards made by May 15, 2019   

                        Grant contact:  P/C Thomas Reynolds via email:

Complete the following:.

Fill out application form on line

Save completed file for your records

Print competed application

Obtain Commodore signature

Mail by April 15, 2019 to

FCA Foundation 

P.O. Box 1626 

Niceville, FL 32588-1626 


Return by email to:

Florida Commodores Association Foundation,  P.O. Box 1626,  ​Niceville, FL 32588-1626

Florida Commodores Association


2019 Youth Sailing Grant Program

Click to upload application  2019 Grant Application.pdf