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

Ike's Ambassador Program - Pennsville with Bird's Eye Family Success Center
Saturday August 25th, 2018 @ 10:00AM ET
By the river in Pennsville

This hour-long event to teach kids how to fish will be held by the river from 10-11AM on August 25th, 2018.

If you are interested in volunteering, please complete the Ambassador volunteer signup form.

Ike's Ambassador Program - Sicklerville with Orchards Family Success Center
Thursday September 13th, 2018 @ 4:30PM ET
New Brooklyn Park

This hour-long event to teach kids how to fish will be held at New Brooklyn Park at 4:30PM on September 13th, 2018.

If you are interested in volunteering, please complete the Ambassador volunteer signup form.

Ike's Ambassador Program - Sicklerville with Orchards Family Success Center
Saturday September 15th, 2018 @ 10:00AM ET
New Brooklyn Park

This hour-long event to teach kids how to fish will be held at New Brooklyn Park at 10AM on September 15th, 2018.

If you are interested in volunteering, please complete the Ambassador volunteer signup form.

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 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.

Published Friday March 9th, 2018

Pittsgrove, NJ, March 5, 2018. The Ike Foundation® is a non-profit organization founded by Mike and Becky Iaconelli. The mission of the Foundation is to introduce urban and rural children to the wholesome sport of fishing while instilling in them a love and respect for the outdoors. The Ike Foundation® also provides five college scholarships to deserving high school seniors who share The Ike Foundation’s® mission.