South Florida Intercoastal

Member News: West Marine

By: MIASF Staff

Date posted: Dec 21, 2020 Mon

On December 1, also known as Giving Tuesday, West Marine kicked off its annual “Month of Giving” to support its nonprofit, BlueFuture.

West Marine created BlueFuture to provide ongoing grant support to nonprofit, community-based organizations that promote waterlife adventure, education and recreation for young people across the nation.

Customers can make donations both online and in-person at all West Marine stores throughout December and 100% of the proceeds raised will benefit the BlueFuture grants program.

BlueFuture annually distributes much-needed grants to dozens of nonprofit organizations that are dedicated to getting kids on the water through boating, fishing, paddling and the marine sciences. Nonprofits interested in applying can visit, to fill out and submit an online form.

BlueFuture is a donor-advised fund set up through the Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County, and all donations are fully tax-deductible. During the 2020 Month of Giving, donations can be made at checkout in a West Marine store or online. Those that donate in-store will receive a personalized “I Gave...” gift tag to be displayed in the store throughout the month.