How to Give

Island Club Membership

Members of TISC’s Island Club know that a little goes a long way, especially for a small non-profit.  With TISC you are part of a community that helps empower youth all over the Bay.

  • Official Donors – $10/month
  • Big Thanks Donors – $20/month
  • “Skipper” Donors – $50/month

Clipper Cove Club Membership

Members of the Clipper Cove Club are the heart of philanthropy at TISC.  These generous individuals ensure that TISC continues to function and support our community for years to come.

  • Bronze Level – $1,500/yearly
  • Silver Level – $5,000/yearly
  • Gold Level – $15,000/yearly

The Treasure Island Sailing Center is supported by generous individual donations that help us bring the joys and triumphs of a life on the water to everyone.  Our incredible work is made possible by passionate and dedicated volunteers and philanthropists who want to make a difference in the lives of children today.

All TISC Donors receive a Thank You Note from the Executive Director, a refrigerator magnet, a sticker and acknowledgement in our Annual Report.  Donors who make significant contributions are recognized with additional acknowledgement.

To learn more about TISC’s Leadership Societies and the impact YOU can make at TISC, get in touch with Executive Director Chris Childers today.

TISC is a 501c(3) public charity with TIN 31-1625735.  TISC is officially qualified to run STEM Educational programs and operate for SFUSD district classrooms.


WHAT does Supporting TISC do?

Life Jackets


$100 Provides 2 new life jackets for young sailors to safely explore Clipper Cove



TISC provides snack for all campers. You can help make sure eager learners have full bellies.



Help defray the costs of running our powerboat fleet by sponsoring our fuel.

Sponsor a Class


Sponsors an afternoon sail on the Bay for a local Youth Group



Help cover some of TISC's marketing budget and spread the word with us! Flyers, printing, cards and more!

Ramp Float


The Floating Dock beneath our Ramp is where every sailor at TISC takes their first steps onto the Bay.

Dock Sections


TISC lost a section of long dock in a storm during the winter of 2022-23 and needs to be replaced.

Wetsuits & Gear


Upgrade and Replenish ALL our youth wetsuits and foul weather gear!

New Hoists


TISC's aging hoists are relics of the Navy and to be replaced in order to facilitate TISC's keelboat programs.

Building Maintenance


Until TISC can move to our new home, our three modular office buildings will need to house our team and host our Set Sail Learn Program - they all need some TLC.

Pier Improvements


Pier 12 at TISC dates back to the Navy days and is in need of major upgrades in order to continue running quality programming at TISC.

Sponser a Season


Sponsors an entire season of Set Sail Learn and keep our SFUSD 4th graders sailing!

WHY Support us Annually

The Annual Fund is the best way to help TISC get the essential, unrestricted operational support necessary to do our important work.  Although the distribution of the fund can change from year to year, the Fund will always support our core mission objectives:

  • Scholarships and Financial Aid
    • So families, youth and groups can find the same challenges, exhilarations and opportunities to learn as the entire sailing community
  • Programs and Curriculum Development
    •  So we can better support our sailors finding their way
      to fun and life lessons on the Bay
  • Training and Professional Development Opportunities
    •  So our staff can continually help our participants be their greatest self 
  • Modern and Safe Fleet and Facility
    • So our communities can enjoy safe access to the Bay with the dignity that everyone in our community deserves

Thanks to Our Sponsors!