Give & Support

Some destinations can only be reached by boat.
Support the journey.

Courageous Sailing is committed to lifting up Boston via one-of-a-kind learning experiences, delivered through the sport of sailing. Your donation helps us provide a safe harbor for personal growth that extends far beyond the water.
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Support the Courageous Community

From the Pier to the Pond, anyone can be a sailor, regardless of background, income, or disability.
More about our mission

In 2023, donations to Courageous helped:

young people participate in free multi-week programming
people with adaptive needs sail Boston Harbor at no cost
of summer students gain confidence through their Courageous experience

Their Words. Our Impact.

Each year, we hear about the intangible, undeniable impact of Courageous in the words of participants, members and parents.
Download the 2023 impact report
“Being involved with Courageous has increased my daughter’s independent spirit, openness to working with new kids, and confidence in her abilities.”
—Courageous parent
“Working at Courageous gave me the drive to work with kids in Boston.”
—Eddie Sullivan, Youth Program alum and former Swim Sail Science Head Instructor / Site Director
“What’s special about Courageous is that it allows people who would never go sailing, go sailing.”
—Step 4 student
“Courageous opened up my love for the ocean.”
—Isabelle Cadene, Youth Program alum, Instructor-in-Training Coach, and Marine Biologist
“My daughter really felt comfortable and welcomed today. I can’t even begin to tell you how much my mama heart needed that glorious afternoon, perfect weather sail!”
—Kristin Der, Charlestown Adaptive Sailing Day participant

    Support. Sustain. Sail.

    The generosity of individuals, corporate donors, and grantmakers is, and always has been, crucial to the work happening at Courageous Sailing. Thank you.
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    Have a Boat to Give?

    In-kind donations of boats and equipment keep our fleet sailing smoothly. Learn more about what we need most.
    Donate Equipment

    Become a Volunteer

    Raising your hand as a Courageous volunteer is a good way to get outside – and a great way to get involved in our shared community.
    Volunteer Opportunities