The Performance Handicap Racing Fleet Foundation (PHRFF) was established by the Performance Handicap Racing Fleet of the Chesapeake to:
(1) Provide an opportunity for its members to act collectively to foster local excellence in national and international amateur sailing competition,
(2) Contribute to maritime-related charitable and educational organizations in the Chesapeake Bay region, and
(3) Support charitable and educational activities undertaken by PHRF Member Clubs.
Awards to support amateur sailing competition
are made on the recommendation of an Awards Committee, grants to
maritime-related charitable and educational organizations provide members an
opportunity to support the Chesapeake Bay community in which their Club is
located, and scholarships permit underprivileged youths to participate in PHRF
Member Yacht Club’s junior sailing program.
Performance Handicap Racing Fleet Foundation [“PHRFF”] makes grants to support
its mission. Grants are made in three categories:
PHRFF evaluates proposals based on realistic budgets and clear, measurable and appropriate goals and objectives. Each category of giving has its own funding guidelines, as follows:
1. Amateur Sailing Competition:
- Amateur sailors - Amateur sailors from the Chesapeake Bay area who are participating in national or international sailing competition are eligible. An “amateur” sailor includes any sailor if the national governing body of the sport does not consider the type of support paid to the athlete as destroying the athlete’s eligibility to participate in competitions as an amateur.
- A competition or campaign budget must be included in the application. Travel, food, entry and charter fees, lodging costs, communications, and uniforms are eligible for support [capital investments, such as sails, hull, equipment, etc., are not funded];
- Other sources of support should not be included;
- PHRFF can be the sole sponsor; no matching funds or other sources of support are necessary to qualify; and
- PHRFF does not discriminate based on financial need.
- A sailing resume must be included in the application.
- Sailors are eligible for two grants from PHRFF in one calendar year, and the grants can be for an overall campaign or separate competitions.
2. Maritime-Related Charitable and Educational Organizations:
- Not-for-profit and governmental organizations conducting maritime-related programs are eligible. The organization must be listed in IRS Publication No. 78 [Cumulative List of Organizations Described in Section 170(c) of the Internal Revenue Code] or must provide a favorable determination letter from IRS issued subsequent to the last update of IRS Publication No. 78.
- Program or project budgets must be included in the application.
- Other sources of support must be included in the application;
- General overhead expenses are eligible for support under some circumstances;
- Expenses related to increasing participation or improving program quality have priority; and Projects and programs that are able to use PHRFF support to leverage additional resources are given the highest priority.
- Organizational experience conducting such programs or projects should be included.
- Programs that demonstrate sustainability will be given priority.
- Organizations are eligible for one grant from PHRFF in a calendar year.
3. Scholarships for participation in PHRF Member Club’s Junior Sailing Programs:
- Individuals under the age of 18 interested in participating in Member Club’s Junior Sailing Programs are eligible.
- Financial need must be demonstrated.
- A letter of interest must accompany the application.
- Scholarships can be full or partial.
To view the application forms, click the underlined text in the sections below, you must have Acrobat Reader on your PC. Click Acrobat Reader for instructions to download Acrobat Reader. All application forms must be mailed to PHRFF address on forms below via USPS. (ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION FORMS WOULD BE APPRECIATED. PLEASE CALL 757-865-0895)
1. Amateur sailing competition. Interested applicants involved in amateur sailing competitions are requested to submit the Application for Grant to Support Amateur Sailor or Amateur Sailing Program for National or International Racing Competition form on a quarterly basis. Quarterly applications are due 15 March, 15 June, 15 September, and 15 December, of the calendar quarter prior to when the grant is required.
2. Maritime-related charitable and educational organizations. Interested applicants from Maritime-related charitable and educational organizations are requested to submit the Application for Grant to Support Marine Related Charitable and Education Organizations form on a yearly basis by 15 March. Applicants are informed of funding decisions no later than 15 May.
3. Scholarships for
deserving children to participate in the PHRF Member Club’s Junior Sailing
reviewed by an Awards Committee comprised of members of the PHRF Executive