Top Fly is an owner/operator business. We are limited to 2 donated fly fishing trips per year. We understand the importance donations to an important cause for non profits.
Donations of a fishing trip will allow your organization to raise money for your cause, which has will allow you to meet your organizational fundraising for the year.
Because this is important to you and to us, we have developed these guidelines for requesting a donation from Top Fly.
Donated fly fishing trips are important because it allows your organization to use our donation of a fishing trip to raise money through auctions or raffles, which your organization holds at scheduled events and fundraisers.
Top Fly selects 2 organizations per year to donate fly fishing trips for “qualified” non-profit organizations registered in Washington state. The following are requirements for donations.
- An organization holding a current tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) or (19) of the Internal Revenue Code, listed in the IRS Master File that conduct activities in Washington State of the United States America.
- A recognized government entity: state, county, or city agency, including law enforcement or fire departments, that are requesting funds for a specific non-profit program; or
- A private school or charter school; or
- A church or other faith-based organization with a proposed project that benefits the community at large such as food pantries, soup kitchens, clothing closets, etc.; or
- A military non-profit organization, which provides services to those who have served the United States of America in one of the recognized Armed Forces.
All organizations must provide written proof they meet the eligibility requirements. This requires submitting supporting documentation at the time of request to include; organization employee salaries/stipends, organizational charitable ratings by 3rd party, annual budget and a statement of what the raised funds will be used for.
Submissions for donated fly fishing trips will be accepted between October 1st and October 15th of the calendar year for the following year.
The decision is announced October 31st. (As an example if you submit your application October 3rd, 2020. The decision will be announced October 31st, 2020. Your donation is good for 2021.)
To view the donated fly fishing trip species we target click here.
For donated trips on the west side of the state click here.