MidwayUSA: Developing Ranges Today (To the Tune of $900,000K!)

MidwayUSA Foundation's ongoing dedication to the shooting sports can't be disputed.

posted on July 11, 2023

Because the future of the shooting sports relies on having somewhere to shoot ...

MidwayUSA Foundation's ongoing dedication to the shooting sports can't be disputed. The 501(c)(3) public charity has provided cash grants for the third year in a row to help ranges across the country expand and encourage more youth shooting sports activities. This year, $900,000 has been awarded to 45 recipients. These grants ensure our country’s ranges are able to support our youth with the best shooting experience possible.

This is just one of the many programs that MidwayUSA Foundation offers to provide funds to grow and sustain youth shooting sports. Since this grant program’s inception, some funded improvements have included creating bigger and better parking areas to allow a range to host larger youth events, handicap accessibility for ease of athletes and spectators, the addition of sporting clays courses to offer youth shooters another way to compete, and more. MidwayUSA Foundation’s Range Development grant program ensures that the future of youth shooting sports continues to progress.

Since 2021, the Foundation has awarded 122 grants, totaling $2,150,000, for range improvements. These funds have been dispersed throughout the entire United States. The Northeast region has received $631,681.84 and the Northwest region has received $571,597.61. In the south, ranges in the east received $540,722.05 and the west region received $405,998.50 in range development funds. To see the full list of MidwayUSA Foundation Range Development grant recipients, visit https://www.midwayusafoundation.org/grants/

Applications for special purpose grants, like Range Development and Coach Training, will be accepted annually and applicants must hold an endowment with MidwayUSA Foundation to apply. Each of these are competitive grant programs. Youth shooting teams and organizations interested in improving their respective range should work closely with that range to complete the grant application.

The MidwayUSA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity working to sustain and grow youth shooting sports by providing long-term funding to youth shooting teams. Every donation made is tax-deductible and allows the Foundation to assist in expanding and enhancing the leadership skills, confidence, and discipline of today's youth through shooting sports activities. The Foundation supports all shooting disciplines. For more information about how the MidwayUSA Foundation is changing the future of youth shooting sports, please visit midwayusafoundation.org or call 1-877-375-4570.


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