The South Haven Boating Foundation (SHBF) is a 501 C 3 non-profit organization that is dedicated to supporting junior and adult sailing. The foundation awards scholarships each year so that local children who live in the South Haven school district can learn to sail. Since the foundation’s inception in the early 90’s junior sailing has been its primary focus. Serving over 100 youth each year — with more than a third learning to sail by way of a Boating Foundation Scholarship
SHBF also owns the sailboats used in Junior and Adult sailing and makes them available for the South Haven Yacht Club to utilize via a formal use agreement. This allows generous donors to make tax deductible contributions to the Foundation, that can be leveraged to buy boats and equipment. In 2018 an anonymous donor provided funds for the Foundation to buy a 24’ cargo trailer and convert it into a mobile classroom and technology center which greatly improved operations for junior sailing.