From Yellow Dog:
The Yellow Dog Community and Conservation Foundation (YDCCF) was established in 2016 by Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures to support the local fisheries, ecosystems and communities where Yellow Dog customers travel and where great angling is found. During 2017, YDCCF leveraged more than $42,000 for grass-roots projects in Alaska, the Bahamas, Belize, the Cook Islands, Cuba, Florida, Idaho, Mexico and Montana.
The Board of YDCCF met again on March 6, 2018 and approved another $20,000 for eight new grants to projects in Belize, Chile, Louisiana, Mexico, Mongolia, and Montana. These newest grants are illustrative of YDCCF’s continued commitment to fisheries restoration, protection and education, and community assistance. Groups funded include the Madison Conservation District in Ennis, Montana; the Taimen Conservation Fund in the Eg Watershed, Mongolia; Anglers Benefiting Louisiana’s Estuaries in St. Bernard and Plaquemines parishes, Louisiana; Torres del Paine Legacy Fund in Torres del Paine National Park, Chile; and the Punta Allen Primary School in Punta Allen Mexico.
YDCCF provides a mechanism for all anglers to support the destinations and communities they care about and help other nonprofits and businesses connect with local communities on-the-ground. As anglers, this work not only fulfills the responsibility to be good stewards of fisheries resources, it also defines our legacy for future generations.
On hearing of their grant award Charlie Conn, Executive Director of The Taimen Fund (TTF), commented: “TTF greatly admires YDCCF’s commitment to work with local communities to protect fisheries worldwide. We are honored to receive a grant from YDCCF and look forward to growing a long lasting partnership with a committed organization.”
“Giving back is the right thing to do, and this Foundation is the perfect mechanism that allows our company and our clients to make a difference in so many of these areas,” says Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures Co-Founder Jim Klug. “The Yellow Dog model has always included philanthropy, and now through YDCCF, we can support more relevant projects and leverage even more money in the communities where we work, fish and travel.”
For more information about YDCCF, their grants, and how to apply, please visit www.ydccf.org
Sarah Davies Tilt
Executive Director – Yellow Dog Community and Conservation Fund
[email protected]; 406-223-2273