CFOA Marine Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)3 philanthropic organization
Kids Fishing ProgramsEvery year the CFOA Marine Foundation supports school fishing clubs, kids fishing clinics, and other child fishing programs in the area.
We need to pass on our love of fishing and get our youth into the sport.
Artificial Reefs & ConservationIn partnership with local and state governments we help build artificial reefs along Volusia and Brevard Counties.
These reefs support rich ecosystems and provide fishing opportunities for many offshore fisherman.
We also support tagging and research projects in our area as well.
Our StoryIn 1997, the CFOA Directors saw a need to organizationally separate the
operation of marine conservation program from the our recreational
fishing program. Another objective was to provide a corporate vehicle
for CFOA members and non-member supporters to receive a tax deduction
for their donations for marine conservation work. To that end,
application was made to the State to incorporate the Central Florida
Marine Conservation Corporation (CFMCC) and to the IRS to obtain
non-profit status for CFMCC. The IRS approved CFMCC as a 501(c)3
organization (non-profit) in 1998. In 2015, the membership voted to
change the name to CFOA Marine Foundation, Inc. to represent the true
connection with CFOA.
Through the years, CFMCC has supported conservation efforts by making contributions to groups such as the Coastal Conservation Association (CCA), Mote Marine Laboratories and the S.C. Dolphin Research Program. CFOA Marine Foundation continues to be the charitable arm of CFOA.