Making a Donation

Thank you for visiting our donation page, there are two ways to make a donation:

You can click on the Donate button below which allows you to securely pay through our PayPal account – or – make your check out to SJI Sailing Foundation and mail it to us at P.O. Box 2464, Friday Harbor, WA  98250.

You can donate any amount of $5 or above.  Please see below for examples of what your donation amounts can help us with.  Thank you!

Click on our PayPal “Donate” button below:


Your donation helps us provide young and old with the joys and skills of sailing.  We supply and maintain the boats, equipment, coaching and volunteers to allow our San Juan Island middle & high school kids to advance their sailing skills and compete at regional regattas.  We also support the San Juan Island Parks and Rec by providing all the sailboats, equipment and volunteers for summer sailing lessons.

If you are interested in having your company name on one of our boats you can contact us through the email link below.

If you’d like our Treasurer, Gray Cope, to call you and answer questions please email your contact information here

For donations made to our PayPal account we want this to be a secure and pleasant experience for you.  When you click on the donate button above you will be taken to PayPal’s secure server which will  allow you to donate the amount you choose using your credit or debit card or PayPal account if you have one.  You may print a transaction receipt from our PayPal donation page.

You will also receive an email confirmation from PayPal with a unique receipt number.

All donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.  We are registered with the IRS as a public charity.  For donations of $20 or more our treasurer will mail you a tax donation receipt on our 501(c)(3) letterhead.

Our foundation work is almost entirely volunteer supported, except for the team sailing coach position. Even then our coach is offering services at a great discount, motivated by a passion to share the love of sailing with others.  We try to make your charitable contributions go as far as possible. Some of our largest costs are for insurance, equipment, and sailing team related expenses.

When you finish you will come back to our website and be allowed to send us an email if you want to share your experience donating through PayPal.

Here are some examples of what your donations can help us with:

  • Team Regatta Trip – Van Fuel: $40
  • Team Regatta Trip – Van only Ferry Ticket:  $70
  • Team Regatta Trip – Van Rental & Fuel: $100
  • Replacement Sheets/Lines: $150
  • Team Regatta Trip – Ferry ticket for Van with trailer and sailboats – Ferry Ticket: $200
  • Gas for summer sailing education in support of Island Rec and community sailing:  $250

We also have higher cost needs you can contact our Treasurer about.  Email Gray Cope with your phone number to discuss in person or by phone any of the following:

  • New FJ sail boat fully equipped with dolly:  $8,500
  • Endowment:  $50,000
  • New Boat & Equipment Storage Shed:  $100,000
  • Center for SJISF or sustaining endowment:  $500,000

Thank you!

San Juan Island Sailing Foundation Board

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