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The ACA is able to continue to support paddlesports education, stewardship, recreation and competition through the generosity of individuals and organizations.  All online donations are quick and easy using our secure credit card transactions.  We welcome donations of all sizes and payment plans - whether it's a one time gift or a monthly contribution.

 

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Thank you for considering a contribution to the nation's oldest paddlesports association.


Adaptive Paddling » Donate Online

Funds donated to the ACA's Adaptive Paddling Program are dedicated to the advancement of creating opportunities for paddlers of all abilities. Whether it is access, specialized equipment, or targeted educational outreach, the ACA is committed to providing programs and resources for all paddlers.

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The Commodore's Campaign » Donate Online

Donations to the Commodore's Campaign allows the association to place the funds into the area of greatest need. It allows for considerable flexibility in furthering the mission of paddlesports education, stewardship, recreation and competition. The title, Commodore's Campaign, has historic meaning as it honors those who have served the ACA and paddlesports over the past century.

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Education » Donate Online

This fund helps the ACA to maintain the primary paddlesports education program in the United States. From the National Paddlesports Instruction Program to a range of video's, brochures, posters and other educational materials, the ACA is the authoritative resource when it comes to paddlesports safety, education and instruction.

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Stewardship » Donate Online

Donations to this fund are utilized exclusively to work on issues related to the Stewardship of paddling venues. From fighting for clean water to advocating for appropriate access to that clean water, the ACA's Stewardship Department works diligently on behalf of all paddlers.

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International Whitewater Hall of Fame » Donate Online

The IWHoF is a program of the ACA and its International Paddlesports Partners. The ACA is proud to support these whitewater Advocates, Champions, Explorers and Pioneers. IWHOF recognizes and honors individuals who have made significant contributions to whitewater related activities. To date, 43 honorees have been inducted into the Hall of Fame since the first class was inducted in 2005.

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Sugar Island - 'Chick' Dermond Memorial Fund » Donate Online

Donations to this memorial fund will be dedicated to the continued preservation of Sugar Island. Sugar is a 35 acre island located in the heart of the Ten Thousand Islands which is an international tourism destination near the St. Lawrence Islands National Park. The ACA is committed to honoring the legacy of Russell 'Chick' Dermond, an ACA Legend of Paddling award recipient and lifetime supporter of Sugar Island and the ACA.

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Marge ' River Mom' Cline Memorial Fund » Donate Online

In honor of her son, Mike, the ACA is pleased to assist in continuing Marge 'River Mom' Cline's legacy to encourage youth in the Midwest (IL, IN, MI, WI) to participate in paddlesports.

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FreeStyle Canoeing » Donate Online

This fund is dedicated to promoting the art and grace of FreeStyle Canoeing. FreeStyle canoeing is the “art and science” of quietwater paddling and emphasizes smooth, efficient flatwater paddling and precision boat control. The FreeStyle Canoeing Committee is an ACA National Activity Committee whose purpose is to promote FreeStyle canoeing as a convenient lifestyle sport and encourage its growth through the development of recreational and educational programs.

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Competition Donation » Donate Online

This fund allows the ACA to continue to support competitive paddlesports races as well as competitive youth development programs across the country. From the collegiate race series to wildwater, slalom, downriver, poling, canoe sailing, paracanoe and freestyle, the ACA understands the value of how competition helps foster an active, healthy outdoor lifestyle.

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Havens Leadership Award » Donate Online

The Havens Leadership Award provides recognition and support for individuals whose practices and behaviors best serve the interests and success of USA paddlesports athletes, particularly those “behind-the-scene” volunteers who help athletes achieve their Olympic dreams.

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Olympics: Slalom » Donate Online 

This fund allows the ACA to continue to support the U.S. Olympic Whitewater Slalom Team. From youth development, club programs, coaches, events and Olympians, please consider donating to further slalom in the United States. Through a generous 2018 matching grant, the ACA has set a $100,000 fundraising goal!

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Olympics: Sprint » Donate Online

This fund allows the ACA to continue to support the U.S. Olympic Canoe/Kayak Sprint Team. From youth development, club programs, coaches, events and Olympians, please consider donating to further Sprint in the United States.

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Paralympics: Paracanoe » Donate Online

This fund allows the ACA to continue to support the U.S. Paralympic Paracanoe Team. From youth development, club programs, coaches, events and Paralympians, please consider donating to further Paracanoe in the United States.

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Marathon » Donate Online

Help support the ACA Canoe Marathon National Team with their training and competition expenses.

Canoe Polo - Womens » Donate Online

Support Women's Canoe Polo! As the National Governing Body for paddlesports in the USA, the ACA supports Women's Canoe Polo in their endeavors. Sponsor or donate here and 100% of these funds go to support Women's Canoe Polo programs and initiatives in the USA.

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Canoe Polo - Mens » Donate Online

Support Men's Canoe Polo! As the National Governing Body for paddlesports in the USA, the ACA supports Men's Canoe Polo in their endeavors. Sponsor or donate here and 100% of these funds go to support Men's Canoe Polo programs and initiatives in the USA.

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Dragon Boat » Donate Online

Support Dragon Boat USA! As the National Governing Body for paddlesports in the USA, the ACA supports Dragon Boat USA in their endeavors. Sponsor or donate here and 100% of these funds go to support Dragon Boat programs and initiatives in the USA.

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ACA Wildwater » Donate Online

Help support the ACA Wildwater National Team with their training and competition expenses.
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Founded in 1880, The American Canoe Association (ACA) is a national nonprofit organization serving the broader paddling public by providing education related to all aspects of paddling; stewardship support to help protect paddling environments; and sanctioning of programs and events to promote paddlesport competition, exploration and recreation.

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