Sarasota Youth Sailing counts on the kindness of people in the greater Sarasota and Manatee County areas to support the numerous programs that we offer.  Our outreach programs, summer camp, year round learn to sail and after school programs, not to mention the equipment updates and maintenance, are made possible either in part, or in whole, by contributions from individuals and corporations. Our program provides these opportunities to over 500 kids a year and we work very hard to give any child who has the interest, the opportunity to get on the water and go sailing.


Our Federal Tax ID # is 59-2008905.

Donations may be sent directly to SYS:
Sarasota Youth Sailing
PO Box 2706
Sarasota, FL 34230

Charitable Giving

To learn more about our organization and to donate securely online please visit our Giving Partner profile at: and make a donation through the Community Foundation of Sarasota County.

This year we participated in the Community Foundations’ Giving Challenge.  This 24 hour Giving Challenge was a great way to get the community informed about our organization.  We had over 150 donors in the 24 hour time period.  Thank you to everyone who supported us!


Outright gifts to Sarasota Youth Sailing are the quickest and easiest way to make a gift – and they can be put to work immediately to impact our programming.  Please make your check payable to the SYS and include any specific designation of your gift for a specific department or program on your check memo.  Please mail your check to:

Give Online

Make a gift or pledge payment online using your credit or debit card. It’s safe and secure and is the fastest way to support SYS. Click the “Donate” button to get started.

Planned Giving

Charitable gift planning ensures that SYS can continue to impact the next generation of young people by providing sailing instruction that builds character, self-reliance, and respect for the marine environment. SYS gratefully accepts Charitable Bequests in a will or testamentary trust as well as Beneficiary Designations (irrevocable trust, life insurance policy, 401K or other retirement plans).

Donate Your Boat

Have a boat that you no longer use and would like to see it go to a good home?  The Youth Sailing Program takes all boats in good to excellent condition for donation. 

If you’re interested in donating your boat please contact the Executive Director at or 941.504.4236.


We have several sponsor opportunities.  Please contact us at or 941.504.4236 for more information. 

Corporate Matching

Many corporations match the gifts their employees give to charitable organizations. Contact your human resources department to let them know you support SYS. Let us know if we can help: Contact us at or 941.504.4236.

Other Ways to Give:

  • “In memory of” a loved one
  • To commemorate a special occasion

Volunteer your time! SYS loves volunteer support and has many ways you can get involved. Contact us at or 941.504.4236 to learn more.


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