RBFF Gives Grants To Boating and Fishing ProgramsPublished on March 5, 2021
The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) announced the 2021 grantees for its George H.W. Bush Vamos A Pescar™ Education Fund, the sixth round of grants since it launched in 2014. The funding will help 16 programs in eight states bring fishing and boating experiences and conservation education to Hispanic families.
The Education Fund awarded more than $106,000 in grants with all eight states fully matching the funds through their fish and wildlife agencies and partners. In total, the 2021 grantees will receive over $212,000 in funding.
Grants were awarded to eight state agencies to sub grant to the following 16 local organizations:
California: Cast Hope, East Bay Spanish Speaking Citizens Foundation, Outdoor Outreach, Reel Guppy Outdoors, Sycamore Junior High School, Trout Unlimited, Tuolumne River Preservation Trust; Florida: Pasco County Parks Recreation and Natural Resources; Kansas: Emporia Migrant Education Program, Fishing’s Future, wildHERness; Maryland: One More One Less Mentoring Inc; Ohio: The Fishing Foundation; Oklahoma: OKC Latina; Texas: Fishing’s Future; and Virginia: Hispanic Access Foundation.
The George H.W. Bush Vamos A Pescar™ Education Fund was created by RBFF in 2014 when Bass Pro Shops Founder and CEO Johnny Morris donated $125,000 in honor of his friend, the late President George H.W. Bush, to bring conservation education and fishing experiences to Hispanic families in key metro areas of Texas and Florida.