Thank You...

Donors, Sponsors, and Participants for Your Continued Support!

​​Casting A Rise would not exist without the support of our donors, sponsors, volunteers, and event participants! Due to your generosity, we are able to raise money together for a growing number of meaningful organizations.

Susan G. Kolmen for the Cure

Bay Area Cancer Connections supports people touched by breast or ovarian cancer through emotional support, information and education, and health and wellness programs. 

Samaritan House

Shriners Hospitals for Children provides the highest quality care to children with neuromusculoskeletal conditions, burn injuries, and other special healthcare needs within a compassionate, family-centered and collaborative care environment.

The SF-Marin Food Bank's efforts focus on the immediate distribution of food while simultaneously working on long-term strategies to address hunger and empower neighbors in need.

Organizations We Support

Casting A Rise is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation that raises money for charitable, educational, and nonprofit organizations through fly fishing. Through the efforts of supporters, friends, and volunteers we sponsor fly-fishing excursions, introduction to fly-fishing trips, and outdoor adventure programs for auction at nonprofit fund-raising events. The foundation ensures that 100 percent of donations reach targeted organizations and charities. Past beneficiaries include Shriners Hospitals for Children, the San Francisco Food Bank, the National Parkinson Foundation, the National Breast Cancer Foundation, and Habitat for Humanity to name a few. This unique approach to philanthropy is applauded by participants and continues to develop a steady following. Pictured, A Quiet Pool on a Sunny Day (1889), by Winslow Homer.

SF-Marin Food Bank
Guide Dogs for the Blind
National Parkinson Foundation

Casting A Rise

Raising Money for Charitable, Educational, and Nonprofit Organizations Through Fly Fishing 

Fly Fishing Is Our Passion, Community Service Is Our Mission!


In 1999, Michael Malekos auctioned off a fly fishing trip to a group of business colleagues to raise money for a Shriners Hospital for Children. The wining bid was $2,300, and 100 percent of that amount was donated to Shriners in the name of the successful bidder. In return, Michael hosted and underwrote the three-day trip. The participants had such a memorable time they returned as the winning bidders when the trip came up for auction again the following year, then returned again the year after. Since then, Casting A Rise has expanded by hosting more trips and supporting more organizations.





Casting A Rise reviews requests for giving to determine how and where we can make the greatest impact. Submit an application requesting Casting A Rise to be a part of your organization’s next fundraising event.



A donation to the National Parkinson Foundation goes directly to support and develop treatments for the symptoms of Parkinson's disease.

Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco

Habitat for Humanity partners with people in your community, and all over the world, to help them build or improve a place they can call home.

Bay Area Cancer Connections
Shriners Hospitals for Children
Second Harvest Food Bank

Samaritan House provides food services, safe shelter, healthcare services, children's clothing, and worker resources to fulfill immediate and basic needs of community members and families.     

Guide Dogs for the Blind empowers lives by creating exceptional partnerships between people, dogs, and communities.

The Susan G. Komen Foundation invests in breakthrough research to prevent and cure breast cancer.

Second Harvest Food Bank provides food to more than one quarter of a million people every month. 

A Reason To Smile

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