Endowment Capital Campaign, Charting our Course for the Future

The Fishermen’s Alliance is proud to launch an Endowment Capital Campaign, Charting Our Course for the Future.

This endowment will ensure Cape Cod fishermen always have professional representation at the local, state and federal level. 

Learn more on our efforts to build a $2.5 million endowment:

~   Review the Case for Support

~   Watch the Video

~   Ask questions or request our investment policy: Email Brigid or call 508-945-2432 x107

~   Consider a multi-year pledge

Your support truly makes a difference! This endowment will give a voice to fishermen at decision-making tables, turning fishermen’s experiences and ideas into policy, and protecting traditional access rights to our waters and resources. 

Ways to Donate

Your donation fuels our work here on Cape Cod and allows us to continue

  • Safeguarding our ocean to ensure healthy fish populations
  • Staying on top of regulations that affect fishermen’s business every day
  • Educating the public about our fisheries and sharing local catch with the community
  • Providing affordable quota to Cape Cod fishermen
  • Building local and U.S. domestic markets for the fish our fishermen catch
  • Developing programs to recruit and train the next generation of fishermen

Donors enjoy special benefits, including but not limited to

  • Special invitations to exclusive events and meetings
  • Quarterly donor newsletters with valuable updates
  • Recognition in our annual report and other distribution materials

Ways to Give

By Website use our secure online giving form.

By Mail send a check made payable to the Fishermen’s Alliance to 1566 Main Street, Chatham, MA 02633

By Phone  make a gift over the phone by calling us at 508-945-2432 x 107

Join one of the Fishermen’s Alliance Giving Societies

Our giving societies recognize our donors who make long-term commitments to support the charitable mission of the Fishermen’s Alliance. The Fishermen’s Alliance gratefully acknowledges those whose gifts help to uphold the rich heritage of commercial fishing and its significant impact on the working life of our neighbors and the cultural fabric of Cape Cod.

The Fishermen Friends Society – Monthly Giving

Monthly Giving is a convenient way to spread out your gift to Fishermen’s Alliance over time with automatic, recurring contributions. By making a monthly gift, you’ll be joining The Fishermen Friends Society. You can choose any amount to donate each month by using our secure online form and selecting the frequency of “monthly.” Credit cards are charged monthly and you can request a stop or adjust your gift at any time. Members receive a special thank you gift at the end of the year. Start your monthly gift today!

The Captain Harding Society – Annual Giving

The Captain Harding Society recognizes donors who make annual contributions of $1,000 or higher to the Fishermen’s Alliance. Named in recognition of the Captain Nathan Harding House, which provides a strong foundation and place for us to pursue innovative policy initiatives, strengthen environmental programs and maintain our nationally-recognized presence in fisheries management, this society brings together individuals who are committed to our work and who understand the importance of planning and financial stability to the success of this aim. These giving members are recognized annually, including name recognition at the Captain Nathan Harding House.

The Highliner Society – Lifetime Giving

The Highliner Society celebrates the spirit of philanthropy exemplified by our most generous and loyal donors who have a lifetime cumulative giving history of $100,000 or more. Named in recognition of fishermen using the term “highliner” as a means of respect and recognition for fellow members of their fraternity of the sea. These giving members are recognized annually and receive lifetime name recognition at the Captain Nathan Harding House.

The Salty Dog Society – Lifetime Giving

The Salty Dog Society named in recognition of experienced sailors who spent much of their life aboard a ship at sea, also celebrates the spirit of philanthropy exemplified by our most generous and loyal donors who have a lifetime cumulative giving history of $25,000 or more. Salty Dog Society giving members are recognized annually and receive lifetime name recognition at the Captain Nathan Harding House.

The Founding Fishermen Society – Planned Giving

Making a planned gift is a wonderful way to show your support and appreciation for the Fishermen’s Alliance and its mission while accommodating your own personal financial, estate-planning, and philanthropic goals. With smart planning, you may actually increase the size of your estate and/or reduce the tax burden on your heirs. Just as important, you will know that you have made a meaningful contribution that will help sustain the future work of the Fishermen’s Alliance that will benefit the entire community.

Types of Gifts

Employer Matching Gifts

Corporate matching gifts are the best way to double (or maybe triple!) the impact of your donations. Take advantage of your company’s matching gift program by talking with a representative from the Human Resource Department to find out about the employer’s guidelines for matching gifts.

Gifts in Honor

Thoughtful, and priceless, gifts can be made in honor of someone special in your life. Birthdays, anniversaries or holidays provide an opportunity to make a generous contribution for someone who has an interest in the fishing heritage of Cape Cod. If you wish for special materials to be sent to the honoree, please make a note of the donation.

Gifts in Memory

Commemorative gifts can be made to celebrate the life of someone who has passed away-whether a fisherman, neighbor, family member or friend. The family of the loved one will receive a letter notifying them that you have made a gift in their memory.

Gifts of Stock

Gifts of stock or securities will be accepted by the Fishermen’s Alliance via wire transfer. Traded stock that has increased in value may provide a greater tax benefit to you than giving cash. Your charitable deduction is equal to the fair market value of the stock.

To learn more and to find out where your gift can make the greatest impact, please email Brigid or call 508-945-2432 x107.