Rowing is expensive primarily due to the equipment and maintenance that is required. The Indianapolis Rowing Center is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization established with the mission to provide all individuals with the opportunity to try and participate in rowing. Donations to the Indianapolis Rowing Center help to provide financial aid and equipment to help lower costs, making rowing more financially accessible.

IRC provides novice and competitive rowing activities for youth and adults in addition to outreach programs that offer veterans, breast cancer survivors, and both youth and adult adaptive rowers the opportunity to experience this potentially life changing sport.


How to Give

  • Online / Donate Now
    • Annual operating fund supporting the costs of Programs, Financial Aid, Equipment, and Infrastructure
    • Junior Fleet / Program / Equipment
  • Check
    • Make checks payable to Indianapolis Rowing Center. Mail to PO Box 53223, Indianapolis, IN 46253
  • Stock
    • Providing IRC with stock options gives you the chance to take advantage of tax benefits and strengthen IRC’s programs. To make a stock contribution, contact


Corporate Matching Donations

Ask your employer if they have a matching gift program for donations made to nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations. They typically have a written form or portal where you submit your donation and matching request.

Funding Options:


General Operating Fund – Supports the equipment, personnel, financial aid and facility expenses for IRC outreach programs. These are all expenses not included in program fees and we will use your gift where it is needed most!


Equipment  Fund – Purchasing and maintaining equipment is a big part of our budget. This restricted fund focuses on providing necessary equipment for all IRC programs including boats, oars, cox boxes, ergs, etc.


Junior’s Program Equipment Fund – IRC agreed to purchase 5 Pocock Boats in 2021 specifically for the Junior Program. This fund is set up for those who specifically want to contribute to the building of the Junior fleet.


Bryant Bechtold Naming Fund - IRC approved a fund to name one of the new Pocock rowing shells in memory of former IRC Junior Men’s team captain and Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School alumnus Bryant A. Bechtold, class of 2014.  Bryant was a vibrant young man who sadly passed away in October of 2020.  He will be remembered as a treasured friend and teammate who spent 5 years rowing at IRC.