United States Sailing Foundation

Our Focus in on the Horizon

aka US Sailing Foundation   |   Bristol, RI   |  www.ussailingfoundation.org

Mission

The US Sailing Foundation exists to secure donor resources for the US Sailing Association (USSA) which is the National Governing Body for the sport of sailing and sailboat racing, and which works to increase sailing participation and excellence through education, competition and equal opportunity, while upholding the principles of fair play, sportsmanship and safety.

Ruling year info

1986

CEO

Alan Ostfield

Main address

1 Roger Williams University Way

Bristol, RI 02809 USA

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EIN

22-2667411

NTEE code info

(Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution) (N12)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The US Sailing Foundation is committed to securing resources for the US Sailing Association to address and reverse the decline in sailing participation by: providing outstanding service to US Sailing members, strengthening education and certification programs, expanding the sport in under-resourced communities, promoting gender equality in sailing, and supporting the US Sailing Team in their quest for Olympic excellence.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Youth Sailing

Secure funding for the Siebel Sailors Program, a unique and comprehensive sailing program for middle-school-aged youth that aims to increase opportunity, promote diversity, and inspire the next generation of life-long sailors.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Raise funds for US Sailing’s adult programs including First Sail, certification courses, instructor training, and adaptive sailing.

Population(s) Served
Adults
People with disabilities

Acquire funding for elite-level training, coaching, equipment, and logistical support to the US Sailing Team and athletes in the Olympic Development Program as they pursue the path to the podium.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Adults
Adolescents

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total Donations received for current use.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The figure for 2018 includes a single, non-recurring gift of $3,000,000. While revenue decreased in 2019, strategic changes have resulted in an upward trend in revenue that is expected to continue.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Generate donor funding for current use as well as endowment funding to provide resources for the US Sailing Association to achieve its mission of increasing sailing participation and excellence through education, competition, and equal opportunity, while upholding the principles of fair play, sportsmanship, and safety.

Develop an active Board of Directors and Board of Trustees committed to expanding support by engaging members of the sailing community who share our purpose and mission.

Increase contributed income from individuals, foundations, and corporations through targeted outreach, solicitation, and stewardship.

Secure endowment funding to ensure long-term support for the US Sailing Association.

Create new strategic partnerships and grow the Planned Giving portfolio.

We have an active, passionate, and experienced Board of Directors who are leaders in the business, philanthropy, and sailing communities. They serve as strong advocates for our mission and actively participate in all aspects of fundraising.

An investment in hiring expert professional fundraising staff gave us the knowledge and capacity to expand outreach, improve donor engagement, and better fulfill our purpose.

We have upgraded our internal systems to accept multi-year pledges, enabling us to solicit and secure significant long-term commitments.

We have an impressive Investment Committee overseeing the endowment.

Following an extensive national search, William Ruh took the helm as the Foundation’s Board Chair in 2019. A noted sailor and recognized business executive, he brings a wealth of knowledge and fundraising acumen to lead the Foundation as it expands outreach and increases revenue.

Since upgrading our internal fundraising capacity, we have secured six-figure, multi-year commitments for two of USSA’s primary programs: the Siebel Sailors Program and US Olympic Sailing.

We have built a robust, motivated, and collaborative team of leadership volunteers and staff working together on our mission.

In the future, we will expand our networks to engage and involve more volunteers and donors in the mission of the Foundation.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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United States Sailing Foundation

Board of directors
as of 02/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. William Ruh

Chairman

John Lovell

Lee Parks

Glenn Darden

Roger Gatewood

Gary Jobson

David Loring

James Muldoon

David Rosekrans

Cory Sertl

Jack Gierhart

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/29/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

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Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

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