Fly Fishers International, formerly known as the International Federation of Fly Fishers, accomplishes its mission through membership fees and donations. In 2015 the Board of Directors adopted a new mission statement and strategic vision for the organization. These statements are guiding our organization to create high quality educational materials and re-dedicate ourselves to conservation by creating tomorrow's stewards today.
The mission is to support, enhance and preserve fly fishing opportunities. Fundamental to this mission is environmental stewardship and education.
At its core, the FFI is the only outdoor sports non-profit organization exclusively representing fly fishing for all fish in all waters. Our core connection vehicle is education. We strive to be the best fly fishing educators in four areas: casting, tying, fly fishing skills and conservation.
You can help by donating to FFI through several vehicles we provide. You can give a one-time donation, recurring donation or bequeath through a will or trust. Your donation can support a particular program as you wish or can be used by the program that has the most need. The organization has a sound accounting system in place to ensure that donor wishes are honored.
Donate Now - give a one-time or recurring donation that will support the organization's programs now. You can donate via credit card using the clicking Donate Now or send your check or money order to the FFI.
FFI President's Club - the Board of Directors established the FFI President’s Club to recognize and encourage major giving to the organization. The funds received will be used to support operations of the organization, thus providing for a stable, long-term cash flow and may not be further restricted or directed. The President’s Club is divided into four categories: Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze, recognizing various levels of gifting. In a bow to the American tradition of budgeting, the program allows for a pledge satisfied by yearly and monthly payment plans.
I-Give - Sign up for I-Give and retailers are donating part of the sales to the FFI when you designate our organization. Be sure and log into your I-Give account before you start shopping.
Amazon Smile - Make a donation to the FFI every time you buy something on Amazon.com. Set up an account with Amazon Smile and link it to your Amazon account. When you buy something Amazon Smile will donate part of the sale to the FFI.
Matching Gifts may be available through the company where you are employed. If you give to FFI, please check with your employer to determine if a matching gift may be available. Many times it is a simple form with proof of payment that is required to increase your impact.
Naming Fly Fishers International Inc as a Beneficiary
It’s easy to give to the organization a donation through estate planning. Steps to accomplish the task include:
When one donates appreciated stock to a charity, provided it has been held for more than one year, the donor can deduct the full value of the stock at the date of the donation and not have to report the gain as taxable income. This gives the taxpayer a donation at the fair market value of the stock, not the original cost. For example, FFI recently received a donation designated to helping defray the costs of the Osprey newsletter utilizing the donation of common stock.
Please direct your questions about donating to the President/CEO or the Operations Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 406-222-9369 X101.
Donations may be mailed to:
Fly Fishers International
5237 US Highway 89 South
Livingston, MT 59047