Protect Our Playground • Preserve Our Livelihood
The SIMA Environmental Fund was created to serve as the environmental arm of the Surf Industry Manufacturers Association by raising funds from the public through fundraisers and solicitations. The SIMA Environmental Fund uses these funds to promote ecological and environmental organizations whose efforts are focused on enhancing the oceanic environment.
As a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit foundation, the SIMA Environmental Fund operates through a grant-making program. Tax-exempt environmental groups and organizations wishing to receive funding from the Environmental Fund must submit and have approved by the SIMA Environmental Fund Board of Directors a grant request form that details the group’s plans for the requested funds. Since its creation in 1989, more than $6.2 million in grants have been awarded to various environmental groups through the SIMA Environmental Fund.
The annual Waterman’s Weekend, including the Waterman’s Classic Golf Tournament and Waterman’s Ball and Auction, has served as the main fundraising source for the SIMA Environmental Fund since its inception. Please click here for more information on Waterman’s Weekend.
SIMA Environmental Fund Beneficiary Report Cards
The ocean-environmental organizations selected as beneficiaries of the SIMA Environmental Fund / Waterman's Weekend have submitted reports as to how the grant monies received were used. Download the reports to see how your support of Waterman's Weekend makes a difference!
2011 - 2012 SIMA Environmental Fund Beneficiary Report Card
2010 - 2011 SIMA Environmental Fund Beneficiary Report Card
2009 - 2010 SIMA Environmental Fund Beneficairy Report Card
2008 - 2009 SIMA Environmental Fund Beneficiary Report Card
2007– 2008 SIMA Environmental Fund Beneficiary Report Card
2006 – 2007 SIMA Environmental Fund Beneficiary Report Card
2004–2005 SIMA Environmental Fund Beneficiary Report Card
SIMA Environmental Fund Board of Directors
Paul Naudé / Billabong USA
Herbert M. Bedolfe / Marisla Foundation
Scott Daley / Body Glove
Dave Gilovich / Surflline
Bob Mignogna / ISA
Chris Evans / Patagonia