Seventeen San Francisco Bay area charities benefited from this summer’s America’s Cup Concert Series at the America’s Cup Pavilion.
Through their work with local organizations, the America’s Cup earmarked a portion of the proceeds from each of the 19 concerts towards a range of beneficiaries from community sailing and arts programs to supporting local Healthy Ocean and Sustainability initiatives.
The funds, totaling approximately $65,000, will be distributed next month.
A community association based near the America’s Cup Pavilion is among the recipients.
“As a community member, I recognize and applaud the commitment from the America’s Cup to supporting our community,” said Ciel Mahoney of the Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Center.
The mission of the center is to provide opportunities for the individuals and families in the North Beach, Chinatown, and Fisherman’s Wharf neighborhoods to enrich their quality of life.
“I know firsthand of their consistently generous involvement with community events and nonprofits. On behalf of the nearly 700 people who walk through our doors each day, we say thank you to one of our generous community partners, America’s Cup.”
Local sailing charities were also beneficiaries, including the Treasure Island Sailing Club.
"Our kids have enjoyed so many wonderful benefits as a result of the America’s Cup events happening in San Francisco,” said Jana Steel, the Executive Director of the Treasure Island Sailing Club.
“The funding that the America's Cup Event Authority has made possible through the AC Concert Series will help our kids for years to come - it will be earmarked for our Sailing into Schools Curriculum, a program available to and created specifically for fourth grade students in the San Francisco Unified School District."
The following organizations are recipients of the proceeds:
1. Treasure Island Sailing Center
2. Call of the Sea
4. Students Rising Above
5. Bill Graham Memorial Foundation
6. San Francisco Symphony- Adventures in Music
8. Healthy Ocean Project
9. San Francisco Food Bank
10. Sausalito Community Boating Center
11. Family House
12. Offsetters (America's Cup Sustainability Credit)
13. Community Music Center
14. BAADS (Bay Area Association of Disabled Sailors)
15. Lake Merritt Boating Center
16. Coast Guard Foundation
17. Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Center
18. Healthy Ocean Project
19. Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation