2022 Fundraiser

In December 2021, we signed an agreement with MetroParks to permanently store our equipment on Foss Waterway. This contract significantly increases our capacity to serve Tacoma and bring the sport of rowing to more people. In order to realize this potential, we need to set up the site with fencing, racks and a storage container. We also need to purchase additional safety equipment etc. (We already have boats, oars and some other equipment.)

Please visit our maintenance, please visit our GoFundMe page! From there, you can make a donation and help spread the word via social media and email.

For 2022, our first full year of operations, our goals include:

  • Get 100+ middle and high school youth on the very water for the first time.

  • Get 50+ adults on the water for the first time.

How your support will help:

  • $25: purchase safety lights, yoga mats, boat straps and other essential items for our training

  • $50: build storage racks for a set of oars

  • $100: build storage racks for small (1- and 2-person) boats

  • $250: four life jackets or the materials to build storage racks for small (4- and 8-person) boats

  • $500: a 10ft x 20ft tent to use at races and so that athletes can use the rowing machine under a cover when it is raining during practice

  • $1,000: a rowing machine for training and community events

  • $2,500: a 20-foot storage container for rowing machines and other equipment which cannot be stored outside

Thank you! We appreciate your support as we develop something great for our city!

Visit our GoFundMe page


There is always work to be done. Whether it is hosting a yoga class, bookkeeping, marketing, fundraising or equipment maintenance, please email or DM us on Instagram to see how you can help!

If you are a health and wellness professional, you can join our Youth Impact Network. Please complete the interest form.


A donation, no matter the size, helps support our youth! You can make a difference today by supporting scholarships, transportation, programming and equipment for our youth programs.

You can donate via PayPal or check. Checks should be made payable to Foss Rowers and mailed to 5316 N 45th St, Tacoma WA 98407


If you are interested in donating specific items, please review our wish list. Donors will receive recognition and your gift is tax deductible. Please email or DM us on Instagram to see how you can help!


We want to create and strengthen connections within our community. If you are a business owner or think we could work together to benefit our city, please email us.

By purchasing gear at you can support Tacoma Rowing.

Select Tacoma Rowing as the beneficiary when making your purchase.

By selecting "Foss Rowers / Tacoma Rowing" as your beneficiary, Amazon will donate a portion of your purchases to support our programming.



As we begin this journey, we are a volunteer run organization. We pay coaches an hourly rate for their time and all other income goes directly towards supporting the youth program in the form of scholarships, transportation, programming and equipment.