Make an impact right now

How do you think your donations make an impact?

  • Building collaborative problem-solving skills for local youth?
  • Connecting county locals with their marine environment and teaching the value of stewardship?
  • Providing affordable and equitable access to a shared resource?

How about all of the above?

When you donate to the CBC, you provide sustaining funds to enrich your community, both individually and collectively - we all benefit when we care for the land and the water, and we only care for something after we've learned to value it. CBC students, adults and youth, learn the value of their marine environment through our programs, and leave more informed, engaged, and responsible community members.

Join us in helping to build a community of which you're proud to be a part.

Capisize recoveries aren't work if you've got team work!
Capisize recoveries aren't work if you've got team work!

Every single dollar moves our community toward sustainable equity on the Bay, and we offer you our immense thanks for your support.

To make your donation go even farther, consider becoming a monthly donor, and know you're making an ongoing difference in the lives of local children and adults.

Other ways to support your CBC

Kailana sailboat - boat donation program

Vessel Donation Program

Did you know you can donate your old and unused boats and equipment to the CBC? All vessel and equipment donations are either incorporated into our fleet or are sold, with the funds from the sale incorporated into our programs.

Contact our Fleet Manager to donate your boat today, or call 360.714.8891.


Business Sponsors

As a CBC Sponsor, you show that you value equity, and you value a healthy marine environment - together, you and the CBC educate Whatcom citizens to be safe and sustainable boaters. We are proud of our sponsors, and we work hard to share your story, support your mission, and place you in front of an engaged audience.

Become a CBC Sponsor!



The CBC exists today because of you, our volunteers. Volunteers help with every level of the organization, from board and committee service, bookkeeping, event planning, daily operations, sailing and kayaking instruction, and more.

Contact our Volunteer Coordinator to sign up for your first shift and help lift your boating community!


Every time you shop, you could be supporting local boating! Shopping through Amazon Smile and the Fred Meyer Community Rewards programs means that every time you make a purchase, Amazon or Fred Meyer donate to your selected charity.

Make the CBC your selected charity today!



Did you know more than 2,000 people used the CBC in 2019? That's a lot of paddles, sails, boats, and PFD's getting used all day, every day of summer! We ask a lot of our equipment, and it needs to be high quality to keep students safe and give them a great boating experience.

We keep a running wishlist of items you can donate to keep our students safe and learning - check it out here!


Tell a Friend

We know you value a healthy Bay and a community connected to their marine environment - so share word of the CBC! One of the most impactful ways you can support your local boating community is to be a Boating Ambassador.

So share your passion for boating
with the world
, and let folks know where they can get started -
right here at the CBC!