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Help Treasure Island Sailing Center make sailing more accessible for children throughout the Bay Area! Choose one of our outreach programs below or contribute to our general fund with a tax deductable donation.



Sponsor a Junior Sailor

Imagine the independence a child feels the first time at the helm of a sailboat. Experiential learning is so important for building self-confidence and encouraging critical thinking. At Treasure Island Sailing Center we provide the opportunity for children to learn these valuable lessons while cultivating a love for the sport of sailing. If you are a life long sailor or if you have dreamed of sailing on the bay you can appreciate the fantastic experiences a youngster will have by participating in our classes.

TISC's sailing programs remove financial barriers by providing scholarships to children from all socio economic backgrounds. About 75 percent of our students live in households where the total combined annual income is less than $40,000.

At TISC, we create an environment where children feel empowered. Through our programs, children enjoy access to the water and the invigorating challenges of participating in a sport, working in teams and cultivating leadership skills. Our sailors gain a sense of responsibility, strengthen communication and decision-making skills, set challenges, and gain confidence while having fun and making new friends.

By contributing to the Sponsor a Sailor Program, you will help TISC involve children who would not ordinarily have access to sailing by providing them with free sailing lessons and a chance to develop ties in the local sailing community.


Sponsor the Envision Academy Sailing Team
In line with our mission to make sailing more accessible to all kids in the Bay Area, Envision Academy of Arts and Technology, a tuition-free charter high school in Oakland, the Olympic Circle Sailing Club (OCSC) and TISC are teaming up to teach teens how to sail and learn through competition.
Envision students have the opportunity to enroll in summer sailing camps at TISC at no cost to prepare for the formation of the Envision Academy Sailing Team (EAST) this fall.  EAST will have weekly practices at TISC throughout the academic school year with the goal of competing in interscholastic high school regattas when they are ready.
Donations earmarked specifically for this program can be made in the drop down menu below; "Donate Online Now" and click onto "Envision Academy" to make a donation of any amount.
While the EAST, OCSC and TISC program is in its initial stage, the intent is to create an extra-curricular sailing program for the students that will have a profound effect on their lives and positively affect college acceptance and success for the Envision students.




Donations of all amounts and purposes are welcome.  General donations can be made to help fund programs, general operating costs, facility improvements, and are critical to our success in serving the community.

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Ways To Donate

Make a donation of stocks: fill out the Stock Donation Form and mail it to:

Treasure Island Sailing Center c/o Donation Facilitator
698 California Ave. # 112
San Francisco, CA 94130

Make a donation of services, products, or vessels: contact us at (415) 421-2225, or email us at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  We will be happy to accept your donation.  Please email us for a complete wish list, some items include the following:

  • Motorboat/Safety boat- engine and/or hull
  • Sailboats: FJ, Opti, J24's, Lasers, and V15s
  • Program supplies: wetsuits, foul weather gear, life jackets, sails, etc.
  • Office Equipment: laser printers, copy machine, furniture, chairs, paper, dividers, markers etc.
  • Electronics: ipod, camera, computers, monitors, TV, DVD player, etc.


Alternate Ways To Pay

Mail: Fill out the Donation Form and fax or mail it with your donation to:

Treasure Island Sailing Center
698 California Ave, Building 112
San Francisco, CA 94130

Fax: (415) 421-2208




If you have any questions about the Sponsor a Sailor Program or are interested in volunteering at TISC, please contact us by phone at 415-421-2225 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .