Philadelphia Wooden Boat Factory depends on the support of institutional and individual donors to make our programming possible. Here are some of the many ways you can help us.


You can donate online now or send us a donation by mail using the attached donation form.

Matching Gifts

You can increase the size of your gift if your company has a matching gift program. Contact your Human Resources Department to see if your company has such a program and how to take advantage of it.

EITC program

Pennsylvania offers tax credits for contributions made to educational improvement organizations (EIO) under the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC). A company may receive PA State tax credits equal to 75% of its contribution up to a maximum of $750,000 per taxable year. This can be increased to 90%, if a company agrees to provide the same amount for two consecutive tax years.

Special Events

We hold a series of fundraising events throughout the year. Join our mailing list or visit our Facebook page to hear about the next one!

Our Supporters

We are grateful to the following institutions and individuals who have supported us with in-kind or cash donations. You make what we do possible. Thank You!

Institutional Supporters

  • Billet Industries
  • Children Can Shape the Future
  • Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Delaware River City Corporation
  • GHI Design
  • Henrietta Tower Wurts Foundation
  • Philadelphia Give and Get
  • Philadelphia Youth Network
  • Philadelphia Parks and Recreation
  • Phillies Charities Inc.
  • State Farm
  • Public Health Management Corporation
  • W.W. Smith Charitable Trust
  • The Department of Environmental Protection
  • The Philadelphia Foundation
  • The Susan Crown Exchange
  • The Elsie Lee Garthwaite Memorial Foundation
  • The Hoxie Harrison Smith Foundation
  • The Macquarie Group
  • The McLean Contributionship
  • The Nelson Foundation
  • The Seybert Foundation
  • The Stockton Rush Bartol Foundation
  • The Tabitha Foundation
  • Tookany Tacony Frankford Watershed
  • United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania (via donor-advised funds)

Individual Supports

  • Alan Schiff
  • Alice M. Gross
  • Ann and Dave Green
  • Benjamin R. Neilson
  • Dane Anderson
  • David Pierson
  • David Wasilewski
  • Dennis Brunn
  • Dennis Hart
  • Frank Stasky
  • Gail Blanchard
  • Henri Mamet
  • Hugh Hutchison
  • Ian Mcneill
  • Keene and Demi Garvin
  • Marilyn J Macvey
  • Melissa Dichter
  • Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hill
  • Pamela Rainey Lawler
  • Pete Eastwood
  • Quinn and Donna Asplundh
  • Robert Jaffe and Diana Bailey
  • Ronlad Cantor
  • Salas Saraiya
  • Stephen Jaffe
  • Tim and Sandra Greenwood
  • Viki Goodman

Our Partners

Successful implementation of our programs involves collaboration with the following partners:

Philadelphia Department of Parks and Recreation

provides on-water facilities for the Community Yacht Club

Columbia North YMCA

provides swim instruction for apprentices

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

provides health workshops

Pop Up Play

partners with apprentices to plan and run a fall festival, which involves a day of play for the larger community

Citizens Bank

provides participants with financial literacy supports


offers LGBT-related, sex and health education

The Free Library of Philadelphia

offers access to their Project Blast curriculum in support of literacy enhancement

JEVS Human Services

provides SAT/Act tutoring and workshops on post-secondary education for students and their families

Our Financials

We are a 501(c)(3) organization operating under federal EIN# 23-2997335. At least 80% of all contributed funds support direct service programming for area youth (rather than organizational overhead such as administration or fundraising). We are committed to transparency. You can access our past 990s here.