The Miles River Yacht Club Foundation is accepting grant applications from eligible nonprofit organizations for the spring 2017 grants cycle.
The foundation gives grants of facilities, equipment, scholarships and general support to organizations that sponsor competitive sailing, rowing and swimming, and other maritime educational programs in the Chesapeake Bay region.
The foundation’s signature project is “SOS: Sink or Swim,” an initiative with the goal to teach all Talbot County children under 15 how to swim. This summer, in partnership with the St. Michaels Community Center, approximately 300 non-swimming children from the Bay Hundred region learned how to swim through the program at the Bay Hundred Community Pool in St. Michaels.
Other grants are provided to programs that teach children to be good stewards of the Chesapeake Bay, and that grow leaders and team players for life through competitive maritime sports.
The application deadline is April 15, 2017
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