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Focused on advancing local sailing and maritime activities, supporting maritime-related charitable and education organizations, and preserving the Ocean City Yacht Club legacy.

The Ocean City Yacht Club Foundationa 501 (c)3 non-profit organization (FEIN # 85-0863199), provides an opportunity to make donations on a tax-deductible basis to the Foundation to promote charitable and educational activities associated with the Foundation’s mission to:

  • Provide opportunities for the Ocean City Yacht Club to foster local excellence in amateur maritime activities and competitions;
  • Contribute to maritime-related charitable and educational organizations;
  • Maintain and exhibit the Foundation’s collections of artwork, books, and other articles of historical importance; to educate students and others in the subjects of maritime history and music and other related topics; and
  • Maintain, administer, and award grants-in-aid and scholarships to recipients interested in maritime activity who are entering or attending accredited colleges, universities, technical training, trade, or vocational schools as well as recipients entering a recognized program for training and/or certification in a maritime activity. 

The Ocean City Yacht Club Foundation offers four types of funding programs

  • Scholarships to persons 5 to 18 years of age for membership, sailing lessons and/or equipment at the Ocean City Yacht Club or another sailing organization or institution up to $1000 per year per individual.
  •  Grants to sailors from the Ocean City Yacht Club to attend amateur sailing competitions of up to $1000 per year per individual.   
  • Grants to individuals or non-profit organizations for a maritime related program or event carried out in southern New Jersey. 
  •  Scholarships to any resident of Ocean City, New Jersey and the surrounding communities to attend post high school career preparatory programs including college, university, or apprenticeship of up to $1000 per year per individual in a maritime related program. 

Applications (click on the links below for pdf or word doc) may be submitted any time during the calendar year; there is no yearly deadline. 

Questions can be addressed to:  OCYCFS@OCYC.ORG 

Completed applications can be emailed to OCYCFS@OCYC.ORG  or mailed to:

The Ocean City Yacht Club Foundation

P.O. Box 1892

Ocean City, New Jersey 08226

Application to Travel to Amateur Competition.docx

Community Grants for Maritime Activities.docx

Scholarship for Maritime Education.docx

Application for Youth (Junior) Sailing Lessons, Membership, Equipment.docx

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