The Ike Foundation Mission

Our mission is to get more kids fishing and in the outdoors, especially youth in areas where those activities are not readily available.
- Mike Iaconelli


Our motto is "Together we can Hook 'em Early". Founded in 2014 by professional bass angler Michael Iaconelli and his wife Becky, The Ike Foundation is approved by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, and all donations are tax deductible to the extent provided by law. We support youth fishing clubs, civic groups and charitable organizations that promote the sport of fishing, the ecology of the outdoors and the responsibility each person has to maintain our planets natural resources.



The Ike Foundation Board of Trustees


Michael Iaconelli

Rebecca Iaconelli

Carol Muracco

The Ike Foundation Calendar of Events

3rd Quarter Deadline for Ike Foundation Donation Requests
Sunday September 30th, 2018 @ 11:59PM ET

The deadline for 3rd quarter donation requests is September 30th. Ideal donation recipients would help equip youth anglers, particularly in more urban areas. Requests made before September 30th will be reviewed by October 15th.

Please give enough time from when your event is and when you submit your request.

4th Quarter Deadline for Ike Foundation Donation Requests
Monday December 31st, 2018 @ 11:59PM ET

The deadline for 4th quarter donation requests is December 31st. Ideal donation recipients would help equip youth anglers, particularly in more urban areas. Requests made before December 31st will be reviewed by January 15th of 2019.

Please give enough time from when your event is and when you submit your request.


Recent Ike Foundation Press

Published Wednesday August 29th, 2018


Mike "Ike" Iaconelli recently sat down with Major League Fishing reporter Aly Akers to talk about he and Becky's passion for getting kids involved in fishing. The Foundation offers kids fishing events, the AmBASSadors program, fund-raising tournaments (and other events), college scholarships for graduating seniors, and more! Watch the video above to learn more.

Published Friday June 8th, 2018

Pittsgrove, NJ, June 07, 2018. The Ike Foundation®, founded by Mike and Becky Iaconelli, is a non-profit organization whose mission is to introduce kids to the sport of fishing and the outdoors, is proud to announce that Sawyer Products, Inc. of Safety Harbor, FL has joined its list of exclusive sponsors.

Published Monday May 14th, 2018

May 10, 2018, Pittsgrove, NJ. Recipients of The Ike Foundation® second annual Fishing Scholarship Awards have been announced, according to Mike Iaconelli, professional bass angler and president of the foundation.