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AYC Fund

AYC Fund Mission

The mission of the AYC Fund is to teach competitive sailing, develop amateur athletes for national and international sailing competitions, develop sailing judges, race officials, instructors and coaches, and foster national and international sailing competition in the Austin area.

AYC Fund Guiding Principles

Over the years, the Fund has established a practice of spending roughly half of annual donations received on grants, and saving half, with the objective of the fund being capable of financing future grants with fund income.

The AYC Fund has recently supported regatta travel expenses to represent AYC, training events, educational lecture, support for sail training personnel, support boats for the junior program and community outreach.

Make a Donation

The AYC Fund is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and your donations are tax-deductible.

You can donate online using a credit card or by check. Checks should be payable to “Austin Community Foundation” and note “Austin Yacht Club Fund” in the memo line of the check. Checks should be mailed to: Austin Community Foundation, 4315 Guadalupe Street, Suite 300 Austin, TX 78751.

Please contact the AYC Fund Board at if you have donation questions including corporate matching and planned giving.

Apply for a Grant

The AYC Fund is able to support a wide range of activities related to our mission of promoting competitive sailing, including coaching/race officer/judges training, travel support to competitions, acquisition of equipment to teach sailing and conduct sailing competitions, and community outreach.

Please download and complete the AYC Fund Grant Application Form and submit the completed form along with any supporting documents via email to:

The AYC Fund Board reviews requests upon receipt. Considerations include consistency with the AYC Fund mission, projected costs, qualification process for competitive events (if applicable), and available funds.

2020 AYC Fund Board of Directors

Steve Keckler (Chair), Ray Shull (Treasurer), Louise Miller (Secretary), Molly Lewis, Matt Romberg, Terry Schertz and Ravi Subramanian

Questions or comments? Contact us at:

Grant Spotlight

In 2018, the AYC Fund sponsored the team of Scott Young, John Morran, and Doug Kern to represent AYC in the New York Invitational Cup Regatta.

The AYC Fund provided funds to support Ethan Froelich’s participation as the qualifying US representative in the men’s I-420 at the 2019 Hempel Youth World Championship in Poland.

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