Nonprofit spotlight: PortFish Ltd. 

PortFish Ltd.
3781 County Road KW, Port Washington
262-284-1970 | portfish.org
Facebook: @portfishltd  

Year founded: 

2009

Mission statement: 

To develop a working aquaponics model that can be replicated to promote and engage communities in local sustainable food production. Our vision is to raise awareness of issues and concerns regarding our current and future food supply, to educate local communities about sustainable and healthy alternatives to food production and supply, to engage communities in actively exploring those alternatives and to serve as an “agitator” for change in food-related systems. 

Primary focus of your organization: 

To support local food. PortFish is experimenting with alternative growing systems, including aquaponics and hydroponics, that can produce food for our community year-round. Consumers and retailers can purchase greens directly from our facility through our CSA. 

Number of employees: 

Six part-time

Key donors: 

  • Amy Otis-Wilborn and Pat Wilborn, self-funded

Executive leadership: 

  • Amy Otis-Wilborn, president
  • Pat Wilborn, executive director

Board of directors: 

  • Amy Otis-Wilborn
  • Pat Wilborn
  • Dale Stenbroten
  • Steve Sandlin
  • Deb Denzer
  • Jon Bales

Ways the business community can help your nonprofit: 

Operate responsibly.

Key fundraising initiatives: 

We rely on CSA and some wholesale for our revenues. 

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