The FLW Foundation connects America’s youth to their natural resources and promotes education, conservation and an active lifestyle.
This mission is accomplished through diverse public and private partnerships that:
• Teach science, technology, engineering and math as they relate to outdoor activities
• Encourage an active lifestyle with time outside enjoying our nation’s rich natural resources
• Promote and provide funding and support for high school and college initiatives relevant to conservation, fishing and outdoor activities
• Advance sound conservation practices and environmental stewardship
Building passion through participation
The FLW Foundation functions nationwide with thousands of volunteers at 198 fishing tournaments and 1,600 Walmart in-store fishing expos to achieve measureable on-the-ground success in youth angler recruitment and retention. The Foundation maximizes the impact of existing partnerships and expertise through experiential learning opportunities that meet the shared goals of partner schools, natural resource agencies and corporations. This hands-on approach allows the Foundation and its partners to connect outdoor leisure activities with sound educational principles and inspire an active lifestyle that helps turn the tide in the fight against childhood obesity.
Funding helps support youth fishing and boating safety programs as well as career pathway programs for high school and college students. Foundation funding also supports conservation programs to enhance aquatic habitat and sustain quality fisheries for future generations.
Board members include Irwin L. Jacobs, Trisha Blake, Dave Mahler and T. Boone Pickens.
For more information, please contact Dave Washburn at DWashburn@flwoutdoors.com
To become an FLW Foundation partner, use the following contact information:
Mari Lou Livingood
FLW Foundation Development
515 M Street, SE, Suite 222
Washington, DC 20003