The Dolphin Youth Swim Fund is dedicated to making sure San Francisco’s kids know how to swim. We have also funded neighborhood swim teams, and continue to see that learning to swim, being part of a team, and knowing somebody cares about you and about what you’re doing increases the odds of success for all. Our April 2020 funds recipient is the SF Boys & Girls Club; our hope is to give support this year to additional organizations serving low-income youth and youth of color through swimming. A $100 donation provides eight weeks of swim lessons for one child at the Boys and Girls Club; our goal is to raise and distribute $10,000, serving at least 100 youth, in 2020. This is a Donor Advised Fund, held at the San Francisco Foundation, and contributions are tax-deductible.

Dolphin Swimming and Boating Foundation was established in 2018 and received IRS exemption as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization in February, 2019. The Foundation is the successor to the Dolphin Club Building Fund Committee, which created the Building Fund in 1998 to develop and maintain an additional source of capital for major building-related projects, such as maintaining the building, deck, and dock.The purposes of the Dolphin Swimming and Boating Foundation are charitable and educational, each within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. In the context of these general purposes, the foundation shall maintain city and county property at 502 Jefferson St., San Francisco for public use and recreation; and provide classes and education on swimming, rowing, and boat building.

Volunteer, because service and support are part of being a Dolphin Club member. All members, especially newer members, are expected to volunteer to help out, whether with swims, piloting, parties, events, boat night, club clean ups, or working on the archives. Volunteering is a fun way to get to know other Dolphins and to learn about the club.