MISSION STATEMENT

Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc. is dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled active military service personnel and disabled veterans through fly fishing and associated activities including education and outings.

501c3 Information

Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing (PHWFF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization incorporated in the State of Maryland. PHWFF is dependent on tax-deductible, charitable donations and the help of numerous volunteers to meet the educational, equipment, transportation, and related needs of its participants.

VISION

Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc. will bring a high-quality, full-spectrum fly fishing program to an ever-expanding number of disabled active duty service military and disabled veterans across the Veterans Affairs Healthcare System, in military hospitals and the Warrior Transition Command. We will focus our resources wherever the need is greatest and expand our partner base in the process. Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc. will become recognized as an innovative leader and model in the field of therapeutic outdoor recreation for the disabled, through its successful application of the sport of fly fishing as a rehabilitation tool.

Our success in attracting multiple sources of funding will enable PHWFF to become financially secure and capable of developing our infrastructure to support these ever-expanding requirements. Our organization will always rely on dedicated and skilled Volunteers, and we will augment, as necessary, our Headquarters Staff and Volunteers. As the number of Programs increases, our business and organizational model will adapt, by incorporating new management imperatives. We will adopt financial and other management systems to streamline reporting and responsiveness to our stakeholders. But we will never forget our basic focus is the individual disabled Veteran or Service Member to whom we owe so much for their service to this country. We will be recognized as an outstanding non-profit organization.

GUIDING PRINCIPLES

Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc. is made up of many individuals forming a community dedicated to one mission: Each member of that community will treat the others with respect, dignity, and understanding, and will not discriminate against someone because of a person’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability, or genetic information.

All beneficiaries of our programs deserve, and will receive, services from volunteers sensitive to their needs, dedicated to their success, and selfless.

It is everyone’s responsibility to support one another, with passion, diligence, creativity, and good judgment.

Our Board of Trustees will carry out its duties transparently, collegially and efficiently.

We treat all those who join with Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc. to carry out any part of our mission or vision, as members of our community.

Our accountability to the public’s trust, and its support is achieved through sound fiduciary oversight, including careful monitoring of overhead costs, under the leadership of an exceptional Board of Trustees.

We operate according to non-profit best business practices and the pursuit of continuous process improvement.