About Us

The Island Heights Sailing Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)3 charitable organization, established in 2003, and incorporated under New Jersey law. It was created to preserve and advance the tradition of recreational sailing and preserve historic structures. Its primary mission is to help teach children and young adults to enjoy the wonderful sport of sailing.


By providing targeted grants to local sailing organizations, the Foundation strives to instill a life-long love of the sport, a strong sense of sportsmanship and a commitment to safety in young men and women. The Foundation also helps preserve historic structures, both buildings and sailing vessels. Within the communities of the Toms River and the Barnegat Bay are located many stunning Victorian-Era homes which are recognized by both the New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places. The Foundation provides targeted grants to organizations helping to preserve the historic character of the community for future generations.