Columbia, MO – The MidwayUSA Foundation has provided cash grants for the third year in a row to help shooting 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 that our country’s shooting ranges can support our youth with the best shooting experience possible.
This is just one of the many programs that the MidwayUSA Foundation offers to provide funding to grow and sustain youth shooting sports. Since the inception of this grant program, some funded improvements have included the creation of larger and better parking areas to allow a shooting range to host larger youth events, handicap accessibility for the convenience of athletes and spectators, the addition of sports fields to offer young shooters another way to compete. , and more. The 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 field improvements. These funds have been scattered throughout the United States. The Northeast region has received $631,681.84 and the Northwest region has received $571,597.61. In the South, the East Ranges received $540,722.05 and the West region received $405,998.50 in funds for range development. To view the complete list of MidwayUSA Foundation Range Development grant recipients, visit https://www.midwayusafoundation.org/grants/
Applications for special purpose grants, such as rank development and coach training, will be accepted annually and applicants must have an endowment with the MidwayUSA Foundation to apply. Each of these are competitive grant programs. Youth shooting teams and organizations interested in improving their respective shooting range should work closely with that range to complete the grant application.
The MidwayUSA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity that works to maintain 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 help expand and enhance the leadership skills, confidence and discipline of today’s youth through shooting sports activities. The Foundation supports all shooting disciplines. To learn more about how the MidwayUSA Foundation is changing the future of youth shooting sports, visit midwayusafoundation.org or call 1-877-375-4570.