Hooked on Fishing Not on Violence Foundation

Reviewed by the Sacramento Region Community Foundation

$875 raised by 19 donors

9% complete

$10,000 Goal

It is our mission to use sport fishing as a vehicle to mentor children and create real moments of truth between our angler mentors and our angler participant. The Hooked on Fishing Not On Violence (HOFNOV) program was founded in 2011. In the past five years, the program has provided nearly 1,000 children and teens with the opportunity to participate in our fishing derbies and camping trips that are held several times during the spring and summer fishing seasons.  This program is uniquely designed to expose inner-city at-promised [1]children to the art and sport of fishing. HOFNOV is a nice fit for Sacramento because of the River City’s proximity to rivers, lakes, several streams, and creeks. We have found that fishing breaks down a multitude of barriers while reducing behavioral re-direction. Not only is this activity enjoyable to the children, but it is a physical activity that increases health and fitness.  This is important because one of the most astounding risk factors for at promised youths is the extraordinarily high rates of childhood obesity and adult-onset II Diabetes. 

Mission

It is our mission to use sport fishing as a vehicle to mentor to children and create real moments of truth between our angler mentors and our young angler participants.

Needs

We need funding to help support our fishing and healing circle program to expand our outreach into the community.

Equity Statement

The HOOKED ON FISHING NOT VIOLENCE FOUNDATION has a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace, one where all employees and volunteers, whatever their gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual orientation or identity, education or disability, feels valued and respected. We are committed to a nondiscriminatory approach and provide equal opportunity for employment and advancement in all of our departments, programs, and worksites. We respect and value diverse life experiences and heritages and ensure that all voices are valued and heard. We’re committed to modeling diversity and inclusion for the entire nonprofit sector, and to maintaining an inclusive environment with equitable treatment for all.

Organization Data

Summary

Organization name

Hooked on Fishing Not on Violence Foundation

Year Established

2011

Tax id (EIN)

81-4448442

Mission Category

Youth Development

Operating Budget

$50,001 - $100,000

Organization Need

Funding: Program

Demographics Served

Individuals with disabilities, Low-income individuals/families, Black/African American

BIPOC Leadership

Both the Executive Director & Board Chair

Local Counties Served

Sacramento

Equity Statement

Equity Statement

Address

4625 44th Street
Sacramento, CA 95820

Headquarters

4625 44th Street
Sacramento, CA 95820

Service areas

Sacramento, CA, US

Sacramento County, CA, US

Phone

916-889-0105

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