The Sarasota Yacht Club Charitable Foundation….. “Supporting our local students as they reach for their dreams.”


Mission Statement:

Through contributions from the community, the SYCCF will provide educational scholarships for studies in Marine Science, Marine Engineering, or Seamanship


 Who We Are:

The SYCCF was incorporated in 2009 because of the efforts of the Charity Task Force commissioned by the SYC Board of Directors. The conclusion of the Task Force, approved by the SYC Board of Directors, was to establish a tax-exempt 501c3 corporation that could reach out into our community and channel our members' charitable interests.

The Foundation has no members, no paid staff and collects no dues or assessments. The Foundation is simply a group of interested and willing volunteers, mostly members of the Sarasota Yacht Club, who donate their time and energy to support this worthwhile mission.

In our first two years, we raised over $150,000 for local charities. Beginning in 2012, we changed focus to exclusively offering Scholarships for the Study of Marine Science, Marine Engineering, or Seamanship at the Undergraduate and the Graduate levels. Additionally we offer Stipends for Internships and provide opportunities for local youth to attend the SYC Summer Camps. 

We have made new friends, helped many in need, and had fun along the way!  If you would like to volunteer to help us and for more information, please use the “CONTACT US” link on this web site’s main menu.


Thank you for your interest and support!