Our Mission is to Inspire and Empower the people and organizations we work with by facilitating watersports programs that improve the health, wellness, and environment of our communities.
Every action we make is with the intention of fostering a community centered around a commitment to environmental stewardship, equitable access to water activity for youth in Annapolis, and serving our military veterans who have so bravely served for us. We “paddle with a purpose” by infusing our favorite activity with our core values and empowering those we work with to do the same.
Established in 2017, Live Water Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in Annapolis, MD, was formed to expand on the signature community give-back programs of the team at Capital SUP.
Live Water Foundation currently supports three initiatives within the Veteran community, underprivileged and disabled youth, and promoting clean waterways. Our programs include the #LiveLikeCody Wai Koa Program, an adaptive paddling program for physically and mentally disabled Veterans; the Junior Wai Koa Program, which inspires underprivileged and disabled youth to become future leaders through a watersports mentorship program; and numerous clean water initiative programs. In addition to programmatic support, Live Water Foundation team aspires to create “Positive Vibes” within the Veteran community, inspire underprivileged and disabled youth to become future leaders, to be champions in the enhancement of the waterways in which we paddle, and to inspire a lifestyle of health and wellness through watersports activities.
James Riley, Veteran
The crew at Live Water Foundation is incredible. During the summer months of my recovery at Walter Reed, I looked forward to this every week! Paddleboarding is definitely a new passion for me thanks to the incredible experience with Live Water. Thank you for everything you great folks do!
Mother of Junior Wai Koa participant
This program is wonderful! My daughter looked forward to going and was excited in learning more. She loved the staff they were all nice and made her feel at home. We look forward to the reopen my daughter definitely wants to come back!
Harvey Naranjo, Veteran & Military Healthcare Professional
Thank you Live Water Foundation for welcoming our veteran community and for providing the motivation for continued enjoyment of our water resources and a supported community reintegration.