The Foundation seeks partnerships with local organizations that are directly engaged with preserving and enhancing the local communities and fisheries. The Foundation provides grants to directly support priority conservation needs, community projects and educational efforts in important angling communities around the world.
Please visit Grant Programs for more information.
Our Guidelines and Priorities: The Foundation provides grants from $250 to $5,000 for an individual project. The Foundation has limited resources and places higher priority on projects that:
Benefit fisheries and habitats.
Enhance our target communities through schools, education or other civic needs.
Include partnerships with the lodges or angling operations that Yellow Dog works with.
Provides ability to leverage additional funding.
We also value projects in which our grants can serve as a catalyst for other sources of funding, including volunteer labor, donations of materials and equipment, and other funding sources.
We accept inquires for grants in the destinations that Yellow Dog Fly Fishing Adventures conducts its business and sends their clients, nationally and internationally. Please visit www.yellowdogflyfishing.com for a complete list of destinations. We also encourage applicants to partner with the local lodges that we work with.
The Foundation accepts proposals on an ongoing basis. The Board of YDCCF reviews grants twice annually in the spring and fall. In general these meetings are in March and October and we will accept proposals up to one week prior to the Board Meeting. If awarded, grant funds are disbursed within a few weeks of the meeting. You may contact us for specific dates. YDCCF will accept one proposal annually from an organization, with the exception of specific projects with dedicated funds.
We encourage applicants to call or email to discuss their projects to make sure it is a good fit for the foundation.
Please do not hesitate to let us know if you have questions. The Foundation views its grantees and partners and will work with you through all phases of the project.
HOW TO APPLY
If you think your organization, project, event or community fits within our guidelines, please submit an online application. Applications are accepted on an on-going basis and reviewed by the Board of Directors twice annually.
EVALUATION AND REPORTING
Our partners are key to the Foundation’s success. To that end the Foundation will work with grantees through all phases of the project. Grantees will be required to submit appropriate progress reports and a final report for the funding they receive. Site visits may be part of the evaluation to gauge impact on conservation and target communities.