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Annual Fund

The Kalmar Nyckel Foundation relies on private donations to deliver on our mission. We are currently offering virtual and live educational programs to students of all ages, operating and maintaining our Tall Ship and Copeland Maritime Center while providing a memorable experience to all who participate. Your support of the Foundation helps keep Delaware, American, and Swedish colonial history and adventure alive! Thank you for supporting this important work!

You may give online, by phone weekdays (from 9am -1pm), 302-429-7447 or by mail, payable to Kalmar Nyckel Foundation, 1124 East 7th Street, Wilmington, DE 19801.

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The Kalmar Nyckel Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) educational organization with the mission of preserving and promoting the cultural and maritime heritage of Delaware and the Delaware Valley for the education and enrichment of all. The Foundation is a volunteer-based organization that built, owns, and operates the Kalmar Nyckel.

We sail because there’s nothing like the excitement of a child when she helps hoist a 17th-century sail and it catches the wind. Because when students learn how celestial navigation charts the journey of a Tall Ship across the Atlantic, they are more likely to understand the principles of geometry and astronomy involved. And because there’s no better way to teach the value of teamwork than by giving a group of 5th graders the task of starting a colony in the new world.

Our Brick Walkway

Donating a brick to the walkway at the main entrance of the Copeland Maritime Center is a great way to leave a lasting impression!  Bricks come in three sizes - 4x8 for $100, 8x8 for $250 and 12x12 for $1000.  Thank you!

To donate a brick click here 


In-Kind Gifts

If you are interested in donating a good or service, please contact the office to obtain an up-to-date list of our needs.

Planned Giving

Have you considered including the Kalmar Nyckel Foundation in your estate plans? Our 1638 Heritage Fund was designed to honor your planned giving. To learn more about our program, please contact our office about the 1638 Heritage Fund.

Please contact us.

Email: [email protected] 
Phone: 302-429-7447



Kalmar Nyckel : Support : Make a Donation

Did you know: That Kalmar Nyckel served as a warship for the Swedish navy?

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