The NANFA John Bondus Grant
NANFA Awards $1000 For Organizations Each Year
Since 2015 NANFA has established the NANFA John
Bondus Grant. The grant is designed to
support organizations that are working to conserve native fish
populations, habitats, and knowldege. This grant is intended to
support current projects or ongoing efforts.
NANFA members in
good standing will have the opportunity to nominate an organization to
recieve the grant. The grant committee with review the
nominations and make a recommendation to the BOD on how to award the
The grant committee will take nominations from NANFA members
until January 31st of the award
year and make a decision March 31st on how to award the grant. In
return, NANFA requests public acknowledgement of the grant
(web-banner, t-shirt logo, etc.) and details on how the funds will be
used for use in an article in American Currents.
John Bondhus, 1997
Questions about the award may be addressed to
Board Member and Kentucky Regional Representative
Previous NANFA John Bondhus Grant Recipients
NANFA inititated the John Bondhus Grant for the first time in 2015 and awarded it to Conservation Fisheries, Inc.
Conservation Fisheries very much appreciates the money we were awarded from NANFA this past year. This money will be used to help fund our efforts to get more kids in the creek. We have received money to purchase some kid-sized wetsuits, some mask and snorkel gear and changing tents. The NANFA money will be paired with other money received to help get this program off the ground. We were able to get in one trip this year with kids in Little River (Blount Co., TN). They had a great time exploring and learning a bit about what lives under the water in their “back yard”. Next season, we plan to offer several outings, probably in Little River again, involving even more kids.
Thank you NANFA for the seed money to help us get this program up and running!
J. R. Shute
Conservation Fisheries, Inc.