If anyone is looking for a great wooden boat-oriented non-profit to support, I would encourage you to look into the Alexandria Seaport Foundation, based here in Alexandria, VA. While it does many things, its core mission is using boat building to bring hope into troubled young lives. The organization’s purpose:
Through the building and use of wooden boats, the Alexandria Seaport Foundation helps young people turn their lives around and provides families, community groups and schools with meaningful educational, social and recreational experiences.
They are also big into the family boatbuilding movement. They build these boats called Bevin’s Skiffs, that are not things of beauty but easy to build in a weekend.