Tuesday, October 13, 2015


International Federation of Fly Fishers Non-Profit Status



The International Federation of Fly Fishers (FFF) is a non-profit New York corporation recognized by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as a Section 501 (c)(3) non-profit tax-exempt organization.  The original status was granted by the IRS on January 12, 1994. This non-profit tax-exempt status has been extended to IFFF's Councils and Charter Clubs through a non-profit Group Exemption from the IRS.  The IFFF's EIN is 23-7037444, the IFFF Group EIN is 81-0514222 and the IFFF Group Exemption Number (GEN) is 9453.

Donations to IFFF, its Councils and Charter Clubs are deductible by donors as provided by IRS regulations under Section 170.  The FFF is listed on the IRS website under Exempt Organizations Select Check (search with FFF's EIN) and includes the information that contributions to its subordinate organizations are covered by the group exemption.  Most subordinate organizations are not separately listed.  IRS Publication 4573, Group Exemptions, states the subordinate organization need not be itself listed.  Donors may rely upon the central organization verification with respect to the deductibility of contributions to subordinates covered in a section 501(c)(3) group tax-exempt exemption ruling.

Below is the most recent IRS letter recognizing the IFFF's non-profit 501(c)(3) status including its subordinates.  Following this letter is a list of the FFF's Councils and Charter Clubs which are included in the IFFF's Group Exemption.  Donors can rely on IFFF's verification that these Councils and Charter Clubs qualify under FFF's Group Exemption as non-profit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations.


IRS 501(c)(3) Letter 

  Download IFFF's 501(c)(3) IRS Letter (PDF) 

IFFF Councils & Charter Clubs Covered by Letter



IFFF Chesapeake Council
Ken Tidy, President
19 School House Land
North East, MD  21901
EIN #52-1838553 
IFFF Eastern Rocky Mtn Council
Bruce Brown, President
3227 W 11th Ave Place
Brookfield, CO 80020
EIN #86-0645803
IFFF Eastern Waters Council
Patricia "Sam" Decker
530 Prospect Hill Road
Cuddebackville, NY  12729
EIN #47-1772437 
IFFF Florida Council
Tom Gadacz, President
5353 Gulf Blvd. A-201
St. Petersburg, FL 33706
EIN #33-1144203 

IFFF Great Lakes Council
Jim Schramm, President
PO Box 828
Pentwater, MI 49449
EIN #38-2853180

IFFF Gulf Coast Council
Kyle Moppert, President
2170 Terrace Ave
Baton Route, LA 70806
EIN #20-5335893 

IFFF North Eastern Council
Burr Tupper, President
47 River Road
New Boston, NH 03070
EIN #14-1725096

IFFF Northern California Council
Ken Brunskill, President
4731 Mildred
Fremont, CA 94536
EIN #94-3124970 
IFFF Oregon Council
Sherry Steele, President
69077 Chestnut Place
Sisters, OR 97759
EIN #93-1043695

IFFF Ohio Council
Jeff McElravy, President
Cincinnati, OH 
EIN #20-8336084 

IFFF Southern Council
Larry Wegmann, President
5619 Roanoke Ave
Springfield, MO 65810
EIN #43-1559545

IFFF South Eastern Council
Marvin Cash, President
7155 Chameroy Court
Charlotte, NC 28270
EIN #63-1030285

IFFF Southwest Council
Michael Schweit, President
7933 Jellico Ave
Northridge, CA 91325
EIN #95-4315929

IFFF Texas Council
Russell Husted, President
3416 Jerry Lane
Arlington, TX  76017
EIN #32-0398293

IFFF Upper Midwest Council
Todd Heggestad, President
209 Snively Road
Duluth, MN 55803
EIN #36-3948935
IFFF Washington State Council
Carl Johnson, President
PO Box 2422
Olympia, WA 98507
EIN# 91-1810986

IFFF Western Rocky Mtn Council
Michael Bantam, President
11896 Cedarstone St.
Boise, ID 83709
EIN #84-0441249


Charter Clubs 

Please use the directory search feature below to locate Charter clubs covered by the FFF 501(c)(3) status.


E-mail:  judy@fedflyfishers.org

Telephone:  406-222-9369 X109


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