US Sailing Foundation

The United States Sailing Foundation (USSF) exists to promote U.S. excellence in international competition. Through the generosity of individual and organizational donors, USSF principally supports U.S. participation in the world championships of various international one-design classes, which serve to expand the base of our sport. In addition, support for projects developed by the Inshore, Offshore, Training and Community Sailing Committees, are made as resources permit.

Since 1985 the United States Sailing Foundation has made over $1 million in grants to participants in 30 different classes,  to teams and individuals for supporting attendance at 10 different international events on numerous occasions and to the One Design Class Council and Community Sailing in support of competitive sailing.  Click here for a complete grant history.

Giving a Gift to the US Sailing Foundation

Gifts to USSF can help give athletes the experience they need to fulfill their potential — perhaps even to become the Olympic athletes of the future. They help give US Sailing team members the coaching and support they need to capture medals for the United States.

Gifts may be made in the form of:

  • an outright donation
  • a pledge paid over a period of years
  • a bequest, or a planned gift that provides you or a loved one with current income
  • Assets may take the form of cash, appreciated securities, life insurance or property.

In making a gift, you become part of a tradition of giving that began in 1958 with the formation of the US Sailing Foundation and part of the legacy of the US Sailing Association.

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