Alaska Sustainable Fisheries Trust:
The Alaska Sustainable Fisheries Trust (ASFT) is a nonprofit corporation based in Sitka, Alaska. ASFT’s mission is to protect and support local fishing businesses, promote sustainable fishing practices, and revitalize fishing communities in Alaska.
The Nature Conservancy:
The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. We achieve this mission through the dedicated efforts of our diverse staff, including more than 600 scientists, all of whom impact conservation in 72 countries, and with the help of our many partners, from individuals and governments to local nonprofits and corporations.
Founded in 1994, Craft3 is a Pacific Northwest-based nonprofit community development financial institution (CDFI) that makes loans in Oregon and Washington to strengthen the resilience of businesses, families and nonprofits, including those without access to traditional financing. Craft3 has a long history of working with fishing communities to access capital and assistance that supports the resilience of the fisheries and seafood sector, fishing-related businesses/ entrepreneurs and their families. Craft3 conducts the Local Fish Fund’s loan underwriting and servicing activities under a fund management service agreement.
Alaska Longline Fishermen’s Association:
ALFA is an alliance of small boat, commercial fishermen committed to sustainable fisheries and thriving coastal communities. In 2009, ALFA launched a Fishery Conservation Network (FCN) that engages fishermen in conservation initiatives to improve best fishing practices and the viability of small-scale fisheries. Local Fish Fund borrowers will participate in identified FCN projects.
Catch Together invests capital to support fishermen, fishing communities, and ocean conservation. Our team has partnered with fishing communities in New England, the Gulf of Mexico, California, Washington, Alaska and British Columbia to enlist fishermen as stewards of ocean resources through the acquisition and ownership of fishing quota. In 2018, Catch Together launched the Catch Together Fishermen’s Loan Fund, and has financed a total of over $10 million of fishing quota to date.
Rasmuson Foundation was created in May 1955 by Jenny Rasmuson to honor her late husband “E.A.” Rasmuson. Through grantmaking and initiatives, the Foundation aims to promote a better life for all Alaskans.