The following is a brief summary of grants made by the Board of Trustees in Spring 2023 and Fall 2023
o Billion Oyster Project received $2500 for exposure suits.
o Brigs Youth Sail Training receives $3975 for fall restraint harnesses.
o Call of the Sea received $9945 for required WFA &WFR courses for staff.
o Center for Coastal Studies received $8448 for equipment to study juvenile Sharks.
o Centrum received $6000 for Scholarships to their water world program.
o Gulf of Maine Lobster foundation received $10,000 for kits built in the student drifter program.
o Hurricane island Foundation received $3200 to retro fit a dive boat.
o Maine Islands Trail received $5,000 to continue their work on the crusher project.
o Maine Coast Fisherman’s Assoc. received $5000 to add needed Safety Gear to their lending equipment library.
o Maine maritime Museum received $3350 for scholarships to their Green Teen program
o MarAlliance received $5000 to support safety at sea training.
o Marine Mammals of Maine received $3000 for signage about the mammal Hotline reporting system.
o National Audubon Society’ seabird Institute received $3000 for safety equipment.
o Nooksack salmon Enhancement assoc. received $5000 for Electric brush cutters to improve salmon habitat.
o Ocean Research Project received $5000 for Multibeam Transducers
o Puget sound Restoration Fund received $5000 for lapsed time gear to study underwater flora kelp growth.
o US Sailing Assoc. Inc. received $6000 for Safety at Sea efforts.
o Vashon-Maury Island Nature center received $5000 for kelp studies.
o Wooden Boats for Veterans received $2500 for adaptive sailing Technology.
Grants from Spring 2022 and Fall 2022
• Bellingham Bay Community Boating received $5000 to purchase a safety boat
• Billion Oyster Project received $5000 for safety equipment
• Brigs Youth Sail Training received $3000 for personal safety Equipment upgrades
• Cape Cod maritime Museum received $5000 for Young Mariner Scholarships
• Coral Reef Alliance received $5000 for collecting and analyzing data on the health of coral reefs in Hawaii and Florida
• Friends of casco Bay received $7500 to develop and distribute Healthy Bay information from a pump out boat
• Gulf of Maine Research Institute received $4000 for the purchase of personal safety equipment
• Loggerhead Marinelife Center received $10000 to increase efforts to reduce harm to turtles by speeding boats
• Maine Island Trail Association received $10000 for the construction of an innovative trap crusher
• Rocking The Boat received $10000 to replace their volunteer-built dock on the East River
• Sail Newport received $3000 to upgrade Safety equipment including ADE and floating VHFs for instructor boats
• Sound Experience received $8500 for scholarships benefiting marginalized, underserved youth
• Sustainable Marblehead received $2269 to purchase a WaterMonster, a portable means to refill water bottles
• Wooden Boats for Veterans received $4900 for sail training support for veterans returning to life in the USA