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AFFTA Fisheries Fund

Established in 2014, the AFFTA Fisheries Fund works to advance the conservation and stewardship mission of AFFTA--to advocate for healthy fisheries and engage its members and partners to protect and restore fisheries and the habitats they depend on.

Learn more about the AFFTA Fisheries Fund below and apply!

AFFTA Fisheries Fund Grants

The AFFTA Fisheries Fund is pleased to operate a competitive grants program for eligible nonprofit recipients engaged in fisheries stewardship and conservation. For 2021, project proposals will be accepted beginning March 1st, to be submitted no later than April 15th. Typical grant awards range from $2,000-$5,000, based upon need and available funding.

What We Fund

Grants are awarded to projects that:

  • Advance fisheries and habitat conservation, education, and stewardship engagement.
  • Work proactively to involve under-served community interests.
  • Promote collaboration and leverage additional resources.
  • Ignite innovation and the development of best practices.

A successful grant application is concise, to-the-point, and descriptive. Your proposal should address:

  1. Biological importance (habitat, fish, and tie to flyfishing and industry)
  2. Conservation need and anticipated benefits to fisheries.
  3. Opportunities for substantive flyfishing industry involvement and coordination.
  4. Grant urgency (funding need and timeliness)
  5. Staff qualifications and organization’s track record.
  6. Project methodology, innovation, and ability to replicate.
  7. Ability to use AFFTA funds to leverage additional resources.

What We Don't Fund

  • Lobbying (attempting to influence legislation within the meaning of Section 4945(e) of the Internal Revenue Code)
  • Political campaigns or litigation
  • General support, administrative overhead or indirect costs.
  • Multi-year grants (applicant may reapply).

Where Do Our Funds Come From?

Grants funds come from donations provided by AFFTA, its members, and from individuals and organizations interested in supporting fisheries conservation and stewardship. Thank you.

2021 Grants

For 2021, we are inviting grant submissions, beginning March 1, 2021 with all proposals due by April 15, 2021.

Learn More/Apply