Bonnell Cove Foundation
The Bonnell Cove Foundation was
organized in 1989 by the Cruising Club of America to conduct
research and educational activities. Initial funding for the
Foundation came from the sale of a tract of waterfront land
in Block Island, Rhode Island to the Block Island Conservancy
for conservation purposes. George P.P. Bonnell, a charter member
and former Commodore of the Club, bequeathed the land to the
Club in 1959. Club members have provided additional funding.
The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization that makes grants
each year to other charitable organizations with particular
emphasis in the areas of safety at sea and environmental protection.
Previous grants have supported such projects as the development
of the Suddenly Alone seminars, and the Helicopter Rescue Guide & Video.