Become a Sponsor or Grantor
Sponsors & Grantors
We’re so grateful for the businesses, organizations, and community groups that choose to support CRAB with financial contributions.
CRAB has corporate sponsorship opportunities at many different levels. Sponsors can support CRAB programs, or target their gift to meet a specific need. Many sponsors qualify to be included in CRAB’s public communications – including press relations, social media campaigns, newsletters, email updates, and websites posts.
Grant funding from Community Foundations, Sponsors and private grantors made up 25% of CRAB’s operating budget in 2021.
In 2022 CRAB partnered with Phillips Charitable Foundation, Inc. to furnish the Lawrence B. Taishoff Learning Center with the latest in adaptive technology to create a fully universal learning environment where all CRAB guests can comfortably participate in CRAB Programming
The Meridian Foundation provided the funding needed for CRAB to purchase the Gemini Freestyle 399 Power Catamaran, Dream Catcher. The power catamaran is CRAB’s first powerboat and provides up to five guests in wheelchairs the opportunity to enjoy the Bay without leaving their chairs behind.
The Jack Kagan Foundation has been a long time supporter of CRAB programs. JKF was one of the first supporters of the Adaptive Boating Center Capital Campaign. CRAB proudly flys the JKF Logo on two of its Beneteau 22As
The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation provided funding for the Hoyer lifts now in use at the new Adaptive Boating Center. These lifts make it possible for guests who are unable to use transfer slides board CRAB’s fleet of Beneteau 22A sailboats, CRAB’s Martin 16 sip/puff sailboat as well as help boaters from the community who need assistance boarding private vessels for a day on the Bay.
Move United has been a long time supporter of CRAB Military Programs. The funds provided by Move United make it possible for CRAB to create customized programming for recovering warriors and veterans with disabilities.
The CRAB Cup
CRAB offers many levels of sponsorship through its largest annual fundraiser, The CRAB Cup. The CRAB Cup features a pursuit start sailboat race, a poker pursuit race for powerboaters and an award winning shore party that attracts more than 500 community members each year.