MidwayUSA Foundation has a long tradition of supporting the shooting sports for America's youth ... in fact, since its inception, it has paid out cash grants in excess of $55 million! The Foundation's latest payout is an astonishing $4.6 million in cash grants to over 950 youth shooting programs, including youth shooting teams and organizations. This latest grant cycle paid an average of $4,246 per youth shooting team. Many youth shooting teams rely on these funds to pay for ammunition, targets, entry fees, travel, safety equipment and more.
“Thanks to our MidwayUSA Foundation grant, our kids can still afford to shoot even after the impact of inflation on shells and targets,” said youth shooting team coach Rob Kinsella of Centerburg, Ohio. In addition to the assistance with team expenses, Centerburg’s shooting team has been able to add sporting clays and a SASP pistol team as additional options for their athletes. These additions are possible because of the financial stability their endowment offers. Centerburg’s fundraising efforts and MidwayUSA Foundation’s matching program have grown their youth shooting team endowment to over $550,000, providing an annual grant of nearly $28,000.
There are approximately 2,800 youth shooting teams and nearly 80 youth shooting sports organizations with a MidwayUSA Foundation endowment and each program is eligible to receive a 5% cash grant, every year. To increase that annual cash grant, the Foundation offers various resources to assist in fundraising and growing the endowment. Every endowment can receive tax-deductible donations through the MidwayUSA Foundation website and donations to youth shooting teams are matched. In addition, generous sponsors provide free product grants to use in community fundraisers. Proceeds raised with these products are also matched.
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. MidwayUSA Foundation Auctions and some incentives are void in California. For more information about how the MidwayUSA Foundation is changing the future of youth shooting sports, please visit MidwayUSAFoundation.org.