major donors

This page acknowledges major donors who have contributed generously - a donation of $10,000.00 or more - to Belize’s Gillnet Transition Fund. We wish to recognize and thank each of these donors for their contribution and continued support. Without the support of these organizations this initiative would not likely be possible. Please take the time to read about these organizations, businesses and individuals who have committed to seeing this vision become reality.

August 5, 2019 - The Coalition for Sustainable Fisheries has received a $75,000 matching grant and all donations to the Coalition between July 31, 2019 and December 31, 2019 will be matched with an equal donation effectively doubling all donations and providing $150,000 (USD) to support a country-wide gillnet ban. The generous donors are long-time advocates for Belize's marine environment who wish to remain anonymous.


Stuart and Betsy Reese Family Foundation

$10,000.00 DONATION


$250,000.00 donation

The Yellow Dog Community and Conservation Foundation works to enhance communities, build partnerships and support conservation in places where great fishing is found.


$10,000.00 donation

Turneffe Flats has long been recognized as Belize's premier saltwater fly fishing, SCUBA diving and marine eco-tourism destination.


$11,000.00 Donation

A recipient of numerous awards and accolades, and known as a world class fly fishing resort, El Pescador is a top choice for anglers, eco-adventurers, couples and families looking for the best of Belize.


Silicon Valley Community Foundation

Tench and Simone Otus Coxe

$10,000.00 Donation


Nurre Family Foundation

Damien Nurre

$10,000.00 Donation


$12,000.00 donation

Our private island resort is located off the coast of Belize, just 30 miles from the world-famous Great Blue Hole. Spend your days with fins or fishing rod in hand, and live the life of a castaway.