Support Community - ACA

Support Community


The Education Fund supports ACA’s commitment to providing high quality education and instruction for paddlers all over the world. This fund provides scholarships for individuals seeking to expand their leadership role within their paddlesports community through Paddlesports Safety Facilitator (PSF), Community Paddlesports Leader (CPL), and Canoe, Kayak, or SUP Trip Leader training and certification.


Equity & Access Fund

The Equity and Access Fund supports ACA’s commitment to expanding access to paddlesports. The fund helps remove financial barriers to participation for underrepresented groups or individuals to pursue paddling education, leadership development, and instructor certification through ACA’s Leadership Exploration and Development (LEAD) Program.


Public Policy

The ACA is a leading voice for paddler friendly legislation and access to public waterways. This fund enables us to work hard to represent the interests of paddlers at the local, state, and federal level. Our three core areas of focus include mandatory education, life jacket wear, and how paddlers pay into the system.