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Partners in 2022
Raised for our partners this year
Highlighting our Philanthropy Partners in 2022

Supporting Philanthopy and Community Through AZ Fly Shop

Giving and community are the cornerstones to creating and cultivating the friendliest fly shop in the world. Our goal is to connect and support organizations whose mission is to make a difference in our community.

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Homeless I.D. Project

Assisting those affected by homelessness by replacing and storing important identifying documents so they can access employment, housing, and other necessary resources to end homelessness.

What began as a small outreach effort 32 years ago has evolved into an established office on the Human Services Campus in downtown Phoenix and partnership programs across the Valley. In September of 2014, The Chaplaincy officially changed its name to the Homeless ID Project.

In March 2022 AZ Fly Shop held a raffle during our Annual Spring Fly Fling. The community supported us in raising $13,00 for Homeless I.D. Project to forward their mission of helping homelessness by replacing and storing identifying documents.

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Western Native Trout Initiative

Western Native Trout Initiative

Commitment to supporting the conservation needs of Native Trout and revitalizing native trout resources across the western United States.

The Western Native Trout Initiative (WNTI) is a public-private Fish Habitat Partnership that works collaboratively across 12 western states to conserve (protect, restore, and enhance) 21 native trout and char species. Formed in 2006 under the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA), WNTI provides a new perspective and impetus to improve the return on investment of the time, money and workforce dedicated to native trout conservation.

In April 2022 during our Annual Anniversary Event, The community supported us in raising $2,500 for Western Native Trout Initiative and its conservation efforts.

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Wildlife For Tomorrow

Wildlife For Tomorrow

Accelerating and magnifying the impact of Arizona Game and Fish Department’s mission to conserve and protect Arizona’s wildlife and provide safe, ethical outdoor recreation.

The Foundation for the Conservation of Arizona’s Wildlife was created in 1990 to enhance the management, protection and enjoyment of Arizona’s fish and wildlife resources. Today, the organization does business under the name Wildlife for Tomorrow (WFT). WFT is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that works closely with the Arizona Game and Fish Department to provide additional support for projects and education activities where traditional resources are not adequate.

During our Annual Carp Rally, this past September AZ Fly Shop was able to support Wildlife for Tomorrow and its mission to protect Arizona Wildlife.

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Casting For Recovery

Casting For Recovery

Enhancing the lives of women with breast cancer by connecting them to each other and nature through the therapeutic sport of fly fishing.

Casting for Recovery (CfR) provides healing outdoor retreats for women with breast cancer, at no cost to the participants. CfR’s retreats offer opportunities for women to find inspiration, discover renewed energy for life, and experience healing connections with other women and nature. The retreats are open to women with breast cancer of all ages, in all stages of treatment and recovery. For over 25 years, women from all walks of life have benefitted from CfR’s inspiring program model.

Casting For Recovery has been a partner at many of our community events at AZ Fly Shop throughout the year. We are honored to support their mission of providing healing through fly fishing. This year the community supported us in raising $2,500 during our Annual Carp Rally.

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Arizona Game and Fish

Arizona Game & Fish

For the month of December, 5% of all fly fishing rod purchases will be donated to Arizona Game and Fish for on-the-ground wildlife conservation projects.
AZ Fly Shop was honored to partner with Arizona Game & Fish in the month of December. 5% of all our fly fishing rod purchases were donated to assist Arizona Game & Fish in their on-the-ground conservation projects.

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Mayfly project

The Mayfly Project

Mentoring children in foster care through the art and community of fly fishing

The Mayfly Project is a 501(c)(3) national organization that uses fly fishing as a catalyst to mentor and support children in foster care. The Mission of The Mayfly Project is to support children in foster care through fly fishing and introduce them to their local water ecosystems, with the hope that connecting them to a rewarding hobby will provide an opportunity for foster children to have fun, build confidence, and develop a meaningful connection with the outdoors.

In February 2022 AZ Fly Shop raffled off a fly fishing rod during our Winston Days event. The community supported us in raising $1,200 for The Mayfly Project to forward their mission of connecting foster children to fly fishing 

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Thank you to Arizona Game & Fish for partnering with AZ Fly Shop for the month of December.

Visit AZ Fly Shop at the Arizona Game & Fish Expo

March 25th & 26th, 2023

AZ Fly Shop is Forwarding Our Philanthropy Efforts in 2023

Apply to a Philtanthopic Partner and participate in our many community events throughout the year
Apply to become a philanthropic partner in 2023

AZ Fly Shop is about building connections and supporting the Fly Fishing Community. We are a resource for the finest fly fishing equipment and gear, knowledge, tools, and resources to support the fly fishing community. In that, we participate and create philanthropic events to assist those individuals and organizations in making that happen. If you would like to be considered for an upcoming event or have a unique ask that is in alignment with ours, please complete this application. We respond within 30 days, should a more prompt response be needed, please indicate in the “additional notes” section.

Community events that support our partners

  • Winston Days
  • Spring Fly Fling
  • AZ Fly Shop Anniversary Event
  • Annual Valley Of The Sun Carp Rally

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