The King Harbor Youth Foundation is seeking to dramatically increase our impact on the youth of the surrounding South Bay communities through extending our programs to a broader audience of local youth and improving the quality of our instruction, coaching and equipment. To accomplish this, we have identified two areas requiring investment: year-round instructional/coaching staff and equipment (new boats, sails and maintenance). The following donation programs are available to individuals and organizations interested in contributing to our cause:
General Fund Donations
Your tax-deductible contributions can be made any of the following ways:
- Send your check, made out to King Harbor Youth Foundation, to the King Harbor Youth Foundation, care of Donations, 280 Yacht Club Way, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.
- Interested parties should contact us at the King Harbor Youth Foundation, (310) 376-2459
King Harbor Yacht Club Member Billing Donations
While we don't receive formal financial backing from the King Harbor Yacht Club, many of its individual members have chosen to be generous contributors. To facilitate this process, we have established a monthly billing donation through your yacht club membership dues, enabling you to make a tax-deductible contribution to the Youth Foundation each month. To participate in this program, please call Dinah Lary at (310) 376-2459.
Boat Endowment Program
Many of our sponsors are interested in making a lasting impact on our programs. To this end, we have created our Boat Endowment Program, where contributions will fund the purchase of a new boat and subsequent replacements of that boat as necessary in the years ahead. Participants in this program select the name of their boat and will have the satisfaction of knowing that their boat will be assisting youth sailors for decades into the future. The costs of our endowment program vary by class of boat, and can be made by organizations, individuals or groups of individuals pooling their resources:
- U.S. Sabot (8 foot single-handed training boat ): $2,800
- Flying Junior (14 foot double-handed dinghy): $8,000
Interested parties should contact us at the King Harbor Youth Foundation, (310) 376-2459
Long Term Vision
The King Harbor Yacht Club has historically relied on individual donations, program fees and fundraising events to fund its programs. To increase both the quantity of children and families we serve and the quality of experiences we offer them, we will need to expand and diversify our funding sources. To that end, we are seeking to expand our fundraising to also include private and community foundations, corporate grants, public agencies and other non-profit organizations. If you have suggestions for us or assistance to provide in any of these areas, please contact us at