AFTCO has supported numerous conservation efforts over the years from its Southern California base, including spearheading a white seabass hatchery project, and efforts that successfully banned drift gill-netting and longlining off California. The company donates more than 10 percent of its profits to fishing conservation.
Bass Pro Shops supports scholarships, hosts numerous kids' fishing events nationwide, and makes a serious effort to employ veterans. The company recently donated 50,000 rods and reels to inspire more kids to get outside.
Contender Boats, based in Homestead, Florida, works closely with the Coastal Conservation Association, among other philanthropic organizations.
Mercury Marine, in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, promotes employee community service and has helped fund a long list of organizations. The company recently hosted a regional veterans' fishing day.
Pure Fishing, parent company for Penn, Berkley and other fishing brands, has also funded numerous conservation-focused projects.
California-based West Marine provides community-oriented grants.
Yeti, out of Austin, Texas, is known for both cash and product donations to a wide variety of nonprofit organizations.
Yellowfin Yachts, out of Bradenton, Florida, has been active with that state's Captains for Clean Water project.