Youth Swim Fund

The Dolphin Youth Swim Fund is dedicated to making sure San Francisco’s kids know how to swim. We have funded neighborhood swim teams, and continue to see that learning to swim, being part of a team, and knowing somebody cares about you and about what you’re doing increases the odds of success for all. 

Our April 2020 funds recipient was the SF Boys & Girls Club and one of the unintended benefits of COVID-19 pool closures was that we got to swim with the kids this year at Aquatic Park!  This year, our hope is to give support to additional low-income youth and youth of color. A $100 donation provides eight weeks of swim lessons for one child at the Boys and Girls Club; our goal is to raise and distribute $10,000, serving at least 100 youth, in 2020. 

Ways to Donate:

The Dolphin Youth Swim Fund is a Donor Advised Fund, held at the San Francisco Foundation. Contributions are tax-deductible.   

  • Send a Check

    Send directly to the Foundation at  P.O. Box 399275, San Francisco, CA 94139-92751

  • Donate Online

    Fill out the Donation Form. In the “Select a fund to give to” choose “Donor Advised Fund (DAF).” In the next field type “Dolphin Youth Swim Fund.”

  • Contact

    You can contact their Donor Relations team at or (415) 733-8590 for more information and assistance. 


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John Theede and Gail Grynbaum were instrumental in the development of the Dolphin Youth Swim Fund.  We lost Gail in 2020 – their work lives on!