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Grants Awarded
Through Grant 225:

$ 2,633,106.10



The purpose of the United States Power Squadrons (USPS) Educational Fund is to promote the development and the furtherance of educational programs and techniques in boating, seamanship, navigation, engine maintenance, marine electronic equipment, sailing, weather, boating safety and other marine activities by issuing grants.

All contributions to the fund are fully deductible from income, gift and estate taxes.

The USPS Educational Fund is a legal trust, operated by six (6) trustees elected by the USPS Governing Board. It is a separate entity, apart from USPS, governed by its own board of trustees. The Internal Revenue Service has determined it to be a “qualified organization” under section 501(C) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

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The Chairman's report to the USPS Annual Meeting at Ponte Vedra, FL on 12 February 2020 is available on the Reports page. In addition, the agenda and minutes for the Ponte Vedra Educational Fund meeting have been posted to the Meeting Information page. (24 Feb 20)

The Educational Fund Trustees have developed a policy that clarifies squadron Honor Roll credits; expands Honor Roll credit for all donations made by a squadron, individuals, and others; and establishes the cut-off date for Honor Roll credit to the end of the fiscal year. This policy is available here (44KB, PDF) and on all EdFund web pages on the left side menu under Useful Information. (10 Apr 19)

Squadron Honor Roll information for 2019 is now available on the EdFund Honor Roll web page. Because this information is now automated, it will always be the most current information. (10 Mar 19)

A new table showing total active membership for each squadron as of 01 December 2018 is available. This information is also available on the left side menu under Contributions. Squadrons wishing to reach Educational Fund Honor Roll status for 2019 need to make a minimum contribution of $1.00 per active member using the active member numbers shown in this table. Get more information on our Frequently Asked Questions page, especially questions 13-15. (10 Mar 19)

The agenda for the upcoming Educational Fund meeting in Orlando, FL is posted on the Meeting Information page. (21 Jan 19)

New procedures were announced by the EdFund Trustees for squadron contributions to the Honor Roll program. Read about them here in the first letter (20KB PDF) and more detail here in the updated second letter (59KB, PDF). As described in the updated second letter, the table used for Honor Roll purposes that lists the active member count and the remaining contribution amount to make the Honor Roll for all squadrons is available here (197KB, PDF). (15 Apr 16)

At the 2015 Annual Meeting, the trustees of the Century Fund, who are also the members of the USPS Board of Directors (BOD), had agreed to meet with the EdFund trustees to discuss common areas of interest and concern regarding the future of USPS.  These notes (90KB, PDF) were used in a presentation by the Chairman of the EdFund to the BOD. (18 Mar 15)

The investment policy for the USPS Educational Fund is available in a PDF file (39KB). (22 Jan 11)

All Grant expenses must now be submitted and approved by the Grant holder on a Grant Expense Voucher, form EF-01. (29 Jul 10)


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