Support youth scholarships & community access to Bellingham BAY!

We accept financial donations from sponsors, through planned giving or endowments, from our monthly CBC Navigator contributors, and from individuals whenever they’re moved to support a program or meet a need.

We also accept donations of vehicles, boats, and boating-related items. Please contact us if you have an item you’d like to contribute to the CBC.

Every gift helps provide youth and diversity programs to our community, and keeps the Bay accessible to all.

Your passion, use of the CBC, and enjoyment of Bellingham Bay are important to us. It’s rewarding to know that so many community members support our mission to provide maritime recreation and education opportunities on the Salish Sea.

Keep access to Bellingham Bay affordable and open to everyone!

Your tax-deductible donation is critical to our work. 

The Community Boating Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization (EIN 20-4946594). As no goods or services are provided in return for your charitable donation, it is tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law


Want to donate your IRA Distributions?

Are you 70½ years old or wiser? If you like our work and want to take advantage of the Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD), allowing an individual to gift up to $100,000 a year in charitable distributions from their IRA. This transfer is tax-free and if you’re 72 or greater, it will help satisfy your Required Minimum Distribution (RMD). You will receive a tax benefit even if you take a standard deduction.

What you’ll need to do: Fill out the Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) form issued by your IRA provider no later than December 31st, and be sure to discuss this plan with your financial advisor.


Bellingham Bay Community Boating Center
Address: 555 Harris Ave, Bellingham, WA 98225
Tax ID: 20-4946594
In Memo Line: QCD for 2021 from (your name)

In-Kind Wishlist

  • Mushroom Anchors
  • Dry Erase Boards
  • Truck/Van with towing capabilities.
  • Youth Life Jackets
  • Youth Wet Suits
  • HDPE Sit On Top Kayaks
  • Kayak/SUP Paddles
  • Good condition Lifejackets
  • iPad/Tablet
  • Laptop
  • J24 Sailboat or Parts
  • Safety Boat


If you have gently used/new gear or boats to donate please fill out our donation form below.

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