Associated with the Cruising Club of America and anchored by a donation of land on Block Island by George P.P. Bonnell, charter member and former Commodore of CCA, the Foundation supports innovation, environment, and safety with modest grants directly to active organizations. Contributions from CCA members and other supporters help keep the fund healthy and active.
In recent years the Bonnell Cove Foundation has funded essential elements of school and museum youth programs, environmental research, habitat restoration, medical research, search and rescue products, overboard rescue techniques and boating education. For a summary of grants made to date in 2019 go to Recent Grants
The Bonnell Cove Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) organization.