Initiated in early 2014 with a donation from Bass Pro Shops Founder and CEO Johnny Morris, the George H.W. Bush Vamos A PescarTM Education Fund is a grant program to fund state and local initiatives that focus on engaging Hispanic families in fishing, boating and conservation activities.

Out of 46 million total anglers, only 3.3 million are Hispanic. Engaging this audience will be critical to the future of fishing and boating as Hispanics are projected to grow to 20% of the U.S. population by 2020.

The Education Fund will support the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation’s (RBFF) current Hispanic outreach initiative, Vamos A PescarTM by funding hands-on educational opportunities so future generations can experience the joys of fishing and learn the importance of conservation.


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Donate online (Select “George H.W. Bush Vamos A PescarTM Education Fund” in the Program Menu drop-down box)

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2024 Grants
The George H.W. Bush Vamos A Pescar™ Education Fund provides funds for state agencies to match and sub grant to local organizations.

The current grants cycle is closed. Download the Grant Guidelines for the current George H.W. Bush Vamos A Pescar™ Education Fund 2024 grants. The next grants cycle will be available in Fall 2024.