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Grants-In-Aid Requirements

Through the generosity of donors our Endowment Fund generates income that we give away in Grants. No member dues are part of the Grants-in-Aid program distribution, this is a separate fund. The whole purpose of Grants-In-Aid is to allow Lake Michigan racers to keep up with the latest in the sport of sailing. By traveling away to events, sailors learn the latest, then bring that knowledge base back to our Lake.


What sorts of Grants have been awarded?  Funding for:

  • Sailing Instructors to become certified.
  • Youth, individuals or teams to travel to “away” championships.
  • A Coach to provide a clinic for Youth events.
  • Member Clubs hosting a national, continental or world championship.
  • Try us on other ideas!

In return for a grant, we ask that grantees write a short two to three paragraph article describing what they learned to share that new knowledge base with our fellow sailors on the Lake to be included in the LMSRF newsletter. Email the article to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Membership Requirement

Applicants, whether Yacht Club, Sailing Organization, individual, or a boat team shall be current year Members in order to be considered for a grant.  Boat team recipient's crew members also shall be Individual Members. 


Grants for Instructor Scholarships

Reimbursement may include registration fees, and possibly travel, housing, and meals for those attending US Sailing Instructor Training or Clinic programs.   Applications must be submitted in writing prior to attending any recognized program.  The club/organization and candidate shall both be current Members in order to be considered for a training grant. 

Preference will be given to those persons who have no other source of financial assistance (funding from their club, etc). If approved, payment will made upon applicant’s completion of the program which is evidenced by the candidate reporting completion and submitting their written report.

Administration of the Program

Please use the Grants-in-Aid Application form at www.lmsrf.org > Grants-In-Aid > Grant Application for all submissions. 

The Grants-In-Aid Committee will review all applications for grants, scholarships and training.   The amount of funding granted will be based upon the Committee’s analysis of the qualifications of the applicant and upon monies available in any given year for distribution through the program.  

A written response will be made to each request upon completion of the Committee’s consideration.   Applications must be submitted in writing prior to any event for which a grant is being sought. 

An annual report of all grants (grantee, amount requested, amount granted) shall be made to the Board of Directors at the first Board Meeting of the calendar year.

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