|About Sea Tow Foundation|
The Sea Tow Foundation’s mission is to promote safe boating practices that directly reduce accidents, deaths, and property damage related to recreational boating.
With a focus on safe boating practices that result in fun on the water, the Sea Tow Foundation – a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization – was established in 2007 by Sea Tow Founder Capt. Joe Frohnhoefer. After his passing in 2015, Captain Joe’s legacy continues as the Foundation brings attention to the number of preventable boating-related accidents, injuries, and deaths, and directly addresses prevention methods through education and awareness.
A dedicated volunteer board of directors govern The Sea Tow Foundation.
Paid staff manage the programs, grants, relationships and day to day work of the organization.
Volunteers from communities around the country help spread the boating safety message through our programs and resources. These people are part of businesses; governmental agencies at the local, state and federal level; other non-profit organizations; civic groups; and clubs. Volunteers communicate with each other by joining boating safety supporter groups.
FinancialsThe Sea Tow Foundation receives funding from a number of diverse sources including individual donors, corporate sponsorships, and in-kind gifts and services. Grant funds are provided through private foundations, state and regional governmental entities and through the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund, administered by the U.S. Coast Guard. As a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, all donations to the Sea Tow Foundation are tax-deductible.
Copies of our 990s and other tax-related documents are available on Guidestar.