Columbia, MO – The MidwayUSA Foundation is proud to announce the payment of more than $4.6 million in cash grants to more than 950 youth shooting programs, including youth shooting teams and organizations. Since the MidwayUSA Foundation’s inception, cash grants paid to support youth shooting programs total more than $55 million. 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, registration 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 projectiles and targets,” said youth shooting team coach Rob Kinsella of Centerburg, Ohio. In addition to assistance with equipment expenses, the Centerburg Shooting Team has been able to add sporting clays and a SASP pistol kit as additional options for their athletes. These incorporations are possible thanks to the financial stability offered by its endowment. Centerburg’s fundraising efforts and the MidwayUSA Foundation’s matching program have increased its youth shooting team’s endowment to more than $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 endowed by the MidwayUSA Foundation, and each program is eligible to receive a 5% cash grant each year. To augment that annual cash grant, the Foundation offers several resources to help raise funds and grow the endowment. Each endowment can receive tax-deductible donations through the MidwayUSA Foundation website and donations are matched to youth shooting teams. In addition, generous sponsors provide free product grants to use for community fundraising events. Revenues collected from these products are also matched.
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. MidwayUSA Foundation auctions and some incentives are not valid in California. 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.