We enable and accelerate the work of local conservation and community based organizations, landowners, and government agencies by providing grants to conserve and restore cold water fish habitat.
The Trout and Salmon Foundation is a 501(c)(3) foundation that was founded in 1969. The Trout and Salmon Foundation is dedicated to preserving native trout and salmon populations throughout North America by forming partnerships with local watershed organizations who share our passion for conservation. We are a volunteer organization whose board of directors works tirelessly to seek out worthy conservation organizations in need of matching funds for their projects.
Over the next 10 years, the Trout and Salmon Foundation will be recognized as the premier, volunteer-run foundation supporting community-based watershed restoration projects, at scale, to protect and to grow wild trout and salmon populations.
We are good stewards. Although we are volunteers, we are committed to consistently implementing the highest standards of “best practices” for our administrative, financial, and legal activities.
We value results. 100% of our grants go “in river”. We strive for meaningful and measurable outcomes when we invest in projects. Our grants are multipliers that qualify recipients to raise additional funds.
We love to fish. A passion for fishing and the natural world sustains and motivates us.
We’re devoted to community. We understand that stream restoration can’t happen without the involvement of local organizations. We believe in local and community partnerships to enlarge the impact of our work.
The legacy of our work is multi-generational. We do what we do for our families and everyone who cares about fishing, cold waters and the natural world.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Harry A. Hanson III, Chairman, Massachusetts
William C. Bullock, 1st Vice Chair, Vermont
David R. James, 2nd Chair, Vermont/Montana
Edmond F. Opler, Treasurer, Illinois
Paul D. Wormley, Secretary, Illinois
James K. Budelman, Ex-Officio Chairman, Illinois/Montana
Thomas E. Donnelley II, Illinois/Montana
Louise K. Stumph, Idaho
Karl A. Komatsu, Texas
Edmond Opler Jr., Wyoming
Robert B. Evans, Jr., Florida
John B. Bell, Jr., North Carolina
Oswald Gutsche, Nevada
Kenneth Mendez, Virginia
Edwin R. Stroh III, Florida
R. P Van Gytenbeek, Life Director, Colorado
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