The first element of Southern Idaho Sailing Outreach’s mission statement is fund raising. This is necessary to complete the remaining elements of our mission:
⦁ Completing a non-motorized dock addition at Spring Shores Marina
⦁ Purchasing a fleet of Olympic Class Laser sailboats
⦁ Certifying sailing instructors
⦁ Providing opportunities to learn to sail.
This is also why we are registering as a 501 (c) (3) corporation with the IRS (final determination letter is pending).
Our first fund raising effort was a big success. In 2017, we authored a grant application to Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation, through their Waterway Improvement Fund, to begin the dock improvement process at Spring Shores. We were successful – the grant was approved and awarded through Ada County Waterways, and Phase 1 of the dock expansion process will be installed in Spring of 2018.
Moving forward, our next goal is to finish the dock project, and begin the purchase of Laser sailboats to build our fleet. This will require significant funding, and we are actively pursuing several fund raising campaigns.