About the Fund
Florida Fishing Academy fund (est. 2018)
The Florida Fishing Academy (FFA) is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization formed in 2006 for the expressed purpose of empowering at-risk, disadvantaged and handicapped youth with positive life skills, alternative life paths and a sense of responsibility for shaping the world around them. FFA uses fishing and other water sports as a vehicle for delivering these lessons while weaving effective life, environmental and social skills into an engaging and educational curriculum.
The FFA’s objective is to positively influence South Florida’s at-risk youth by providing inspiration and direction through recreation. Using marine-related activities, we teach children a healthy lifestyle and constructive hobby; guide them away from drugs and violence; engage them in efforts to preserve Florida’s fragile natural resources; and introduce them to the marine industries as a potential career path.
As part of our mission, we aspire to instill positive values in the young people we educate and mentor. These values include a respect for the law; a responsibility to preserve and protect the environment; a commitment to personal health and hygiene; a desire to be stewards of safe local neighborhoods; a belief in the value of education; and an urge to be positive role models.
The FFA has spent years delivering a highly celebrated, custom-designed fishing education and life skills program to over 14,758 Palm Beach County elementary, middle and high school students.
Read more about Florida Fishing Academy HERE.
If you are considering making a bequest to the Florida Fishing Academy fund of the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties, we recommend the following language:
I hereby give, devise and bequeath _________ and No/100 dollars ($DOLLARS)… OR
I hereby give, devise and bequeath ____ percent (___%) of my total estate, determined as of the date of my death,…
…to the Florida Fishing Academy fund of the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties, a nonprofit organization located at 700 S. Dixie Highway, Suite 200, West Palm Beach, FL, 33401.
If you would like information about other ways to give, including gifts that provide you with immediate tax deductions, income for the rest of your life and preferential treatment of capital gains taxes, click HERE or call the Foundation at 561-659-6800.