This Gift doubles the Holiday Spirit

Honor your loved one and a hero by donating to Heroes on the Water. Your gift today will provide long-term healing to veterans, law enforcement and first responder families, and your loved one will receive an e-card to commemorate your generosity.

How to gift a donation:

  1. Start at:
  2. Select from One-time or Recurring donation
  3. Click on “Dedicate my donation” and enter the recipient’s name, email address, and a personalized message
  4. Pick your e-card
  5. The recipient will receive your message and e-card to the email address you provided

E-card options:

Why make a gift donation to Heroes on the Water?

Heroes on the Water visions a future where heroes and their families have unfettered access to heal through the therapeutic power of the outdoors. As a network of over 50 chapters, we have served over 60,000 heroes and 15,000 families.  

Heroes on the Water is the right charity for your holiday gift because: 

  • We use donations wisely. 80% of all contributions go directly to programs serving local communities 
  • We’re well respected. Charity Navigation awarded us five four-star ratings, putting us in the top 3% of charities. 
  • We serve locally and nationally through recurring programs, providing more opportunities for our heroes to access our recreational therapy programs. 
  • We commissioned a study that proves the healing power of kayak fishing.
  • Our participants say it best. Read our Success Stories to learn more about their experiences.

Frequently Asked Questions

How will my gift be used?
Your donation supports our chapters and therapeutic programs across the U.S.

How will the person I donated on behalf of know that a gift was made?
Please include the recipient’s email address and we will send them an email with your chosen e-card and message.  

Will my gift recipient see the amount I donated?
No. When you donate in someone’s name, they will not see the donation amount. This amount will only be visible in the donation receipt sent to your email. If you would like your recipient to know the amount you donated, please include that in your message to the recipient. 

Is my donation tax-deductible? Will I receive a receipt?
Yes, your donation is tax-deductible. You will receive a donation receipt to your email address.