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May 19th, 2021

Apply Now for Grants for Youth Shooting Programs

MidwayUSA foundation youth shooting grant program application June

Youth Shooting Program Grant Application Period is Now Open

Application Period: April 15 – June 15, 2021
Teams with a MidwayUSA Foundation endowment balance may apply to receive 5% of their endowment balance once per year, in either June or December. Grant funds can be used for team expenses such as ammunition, travel, uniforms, range and entry fees, and more. Youth shooting teams must have at least $2,000 in their Team Endowment Account before they can apply for a grant. The applications are reviewed and decided upon by the MidwayUSA Foundation Board of Directors. Team grant funds cannot be used for firearm purchases, individual scholarships or political lobbying.

MidwayUSA foundation youth shooting grant program application June

$3.1 Million Paid to 746 Teams
This year MidwayUSA Foundation delivered $3.1 million to youth shooting teams across the country, the biggest cash grant cycle to date. And now the Foundation is preparing to hand out millions more…

This year 746 youth shooting teams across the U.S. have received annual cash grants from the Foundation totaling $3.1 million! This grant cycle had an average payout per team of $4,172, and the grants benefit approximately 32,000 youth shooters. Each shooting team’s grant is 5% of their MidwayUSA Foundation Team Endowment balance, so as a team’s endowment grows, so does its annual cash grant.

MidwayUSA foundation youth shooting grant program application June

How to Get Grant Funding for your Youth Team
Youth shooting teams around the country can set up a free endowment account with the MidwayUSA Foundation. Teams with a balance in their team endowment are eligible to apply annually for a cash grant of 5% of their endowment balance. For more information or to make a tax-deductible donation, visit
MidwayUSAfoundation.org or call 1-877-375-4570. Every team is listed and can receive online donations. Those donations are also matched through the Foundation’s Matching Program.

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MidwayUSA youth Foundation grant funding 2019
This is something we really like to see — big-time support for youth marksmanship programs. It’s vital that we get young people involved because they are the future of recreational and competitive shooting.

“There is one thing all shooting teams can use and that’s cash and our team grants offer just that. We encourage teams to apply for their grant every year. It’s an easy process and we’re here to help every step of the way,” said MidwayUSA Foundation Executive Director, Randy Moeller.

The MidwayUSA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity providing long-term funding to youth shooting teams. Every donation made is 100% tax deductible. The Foundation supports all shooting disciplines. For more information visit Midwayusafoundation.org or call 1-877-375-4570.

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January 29th, 2021

Get Money for Your Shooting Range and Coaching Program

Youth Shooting Programs Coaching range improvement

Does your range or shooting club need money to improve facilities? Would you like to train club members as shooting coaches? Well the MidwayUSA Foundation is offering money to help. Here’s how it works…

The MidwayUSA Foundation is introducing two new grant programs. Starting in February, 2021, the Foundation will begin accepting applications for Range Development and Coach Training grants. These two programs will offer significant payouts — up to $75,000 for range enhancements.

MidwayUSA Foundations range development grants

Range Development Grants are available to allow existing shooting ranges to make improvements/expansions to allow for more youth-oriented shooting activities. This grant cycle runs February 1 to April 1 and cash grants will be awarded in June. Range Development grants will not exceed $75,000 or 50% of the proposed project budget and funds must be used within 9 months of receipt. Requesting facilities must be a range utilized by a MidwayUSA Foundation endowment holder.

MidwayUSA Foundations range development grants

The MidwayUSA Foundation’s Coach Training Grant Program will be open February 1 through March 1 and grants will be awarded in May. The maximum grant payout is $5,000 and the funds must be used to train entry-level shooting coaches or for train-the-trainer courses within 9 months of receipt. Teams or individuals interested in the Coach Training grant program should reach out to their state organization, as only state agency endowment holders are eligible to apply. CLICK HERE for other requirements.

How these Grant Programs Help the Shooting Sports
Without proper ranges, there could be no shooting sports at all. And qualified coaches are essential for youth marksmanship training. Executive Director, G. Scott Reynolds explains: “We at the MidwayUSA Foundation take great pride in our programs to fund youth shooting teams across our Nation. Without a certified coach to mentor [young shooters] and without a safe range to practice on, teams become dormant and athletes become stagnant.”

The MidwayUSA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity working to sustain and grow the shooting sports industry by providing long-term funding to youth shooting teams. Every donation made is tax-deductible. The Foundation supports all shooting disciplines. For more INFO, visit Midwayusafoundation.org.

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July 27th, 2020

Get Free Products for Youth Shooting Program Fundraisers

MidwayUSA foundation free fundraising products

The MidwayUSA Foundation offers free fundraising products to participating youth shooting programs. Youth shooting teams and organizations use these free items to grow their MidwayUSA Foundation endowment. The items can also provide teams with cash for their immediate expenses. Currently, there are 21 different fundraising products available. These products include firearms, electronics, coolers, and optics — all offered to shooting organizations at NO COST. The MidwayUSA Foundation explains:

Midwya USA Foundation Free Products for Fundraising
Our FREE products assist your fundraising efforts to grow your MidwayUSA Foundation endowment. The type and quantity of available items do vary, but they are always provided to your shooting organization at NO COST. They can also provide your shooting program with instant operating cash. Organizations may conduct fundraisers, using our free products, when and how they choose. We do encourage participating organizations to complete their fundraisers within 9 months of receiving your product. Each item does have a registration packet with information about how to receive the item and the details of expectations. Each item does have a minimum fundraising goal, as well as a minimum endowment donation request. You can always send questions to fundraise@midwayusafoundation.org.

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MidwayUSA foundation free fundraising products

A wide variety of items are available for fundraising campaigns. There are firearms of course, but also UHD Smart TVs, optics, watches, knives, tablet computers, and coolers. Here are current offerings:

Browning BL-22
CZ-USA 1012 Shotgun
Glock 44 Pistol
Henry 45-70 + Hunting Knife Combo
Remington Hunter Package
Ruger Bolt Action Rifle
Ruger Mark IV And Ruger 10-22 Combo
Ruger PC Carbine
Springfield Armory Range Package
Winchester SX4 Hybrid

Vortex Ranger 1800 RangeFinder
Vortex Viper Binoculars
Samsung 4k UHD Smart TV 55″ 65″ 75″
Samsung Galaxy S5E Tablet Computer
Garmin Fenix 6 Sapphire Watch
Garmin Xero S1 Trapshooting Trainer
Pilla Shooting Glasses
45 Quart Big Frig Cooler (Tan)

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December 3rd, 2019

Support Youth Shooting Today — Get Your Donation Matched

Shooting Youth Team MidwayUSA Foundation Potterfield
Today, 12/3/2019, all private donations will be matched (i.e. doubled), up to $150,000.

Young people are the future of our sport. Would you like to help youth shooting teams? Well today your donations will effectively be doubled. You see, today, December 3, 2019, the MidwayUSA Foundation will MATCH ALL Private Donations up to $150,000 total. These matching dollars are possible because of the generosity of Larry and Brenda Potterfield.

Making a tax-deductible online donation is safe and easy. Go to the MidwayUSA Foundation Donation Page. Once on the Find a Team webpage, donors can search for their favorite shooting team and make a contribution. Once the donation form is submitted the Foundation staff will take care of the rest and send you a tax receipt. 100% of each donation goes to team endowment of the donor’s choice, and the Foundation keeps nothing for operations.

Over $5,000,000 Has Been Awarded To Youth Shooting Teams in 2019

Shooting Youth Team MidwayUSA Foundation Potterfield

Through August 2019, the MidwayUSA Foundation distributed over $5,000,000 to youth shooting teams. These grants cover youth team expenses such as ammunition, targets, travel, entry fees, and team gear. The MidwayUSA Foundation reports that up to 63,000 athletes will benefit from the $5 million in 2019 grants. The MidwayUSA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charity working to sustain the shooting sports by providing long-term funding to youth shooting teams. Every donation made is 100% tax-deductible. CLICK HERE for more info.

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August 9th, 2019

Good News for Young Shooters — $5 Million from MidwayUSA

MidwayUSA youth Foundation grant funding 2019

The MidwayUSA Foundation has recently distributed $1.7 million in summer cash grants to 521 youth shooting teams across the USA. That brings the total annual amount of MidwayUSA Foundation funding to $5,000,000 for 2019. These grants cover youth team expenses such as ammunition, targets, travel, entry fees, and team gear. The MidwayUSA Foundation reports that up to 63,000 athletes will benefit from the $5 million in 2019 grants.

Earlier this year, $3.3 million was paid to teams that applied for their December grant. Therefore, this latest grant cycle brings the total cash grants paid to over $5 million in 2019. Notably, over 1,400 youth shooting teams have benefited from MidwayUSA Foundation team cash grants in 2019.

MidwayUSA Foundation’s Executive Director Scott Reynolds states: “Youth shooting teams across the country are developing young men and women into well-rounded adults through the lessons of competition and character development[.] These team grants, enabled by their endowment accounts, will allow these teams to continue to hone their skills and expand their teams with fewer funding worries.”

How to Get Grant Funding for your Youth Team
Youth shooting teams around the country can set up a free endowment account with the MidwayUSA Foundation. Teams with a balance in their team endowment are eligible to apply annually for a cash grant of 5% of their endowment balance. For more information or to make a tax-deductible donation, visit
MidwayUSAfoundation.org or call 1-877-375-4570. Every team is listed and can receive online donations. Those donations are also matched through the Foundation’s Matching Program.

MidwayUSA youth Foundation grant funding 2019

The MidwayUSA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity working to sustain the shooting sports industry by providing long-term funding to youth shooting teams. Every donation made is tax-deductible. The Foundation supports all shooting disciplines.

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August 5th, 2013

Foundation Provides Over $444,000 to Shooting Programs

MidwayUSA FoundationChecks totaling over $444,000 are in the mail to 163 shooting teams and clubs across the nation as the MidwayUSA Foundation wraps up its latest and most successful grant cycle to date. “The number of teams that apply and receive grant money continues to grow. The team applications were double what we saw in January,” explains Dick Leeper, Executive Director of the MidwayUSA Foundation. “This growth is a result of our fund raising partners and proves that it can be done. Teams are taking advantage of their endowment dollars and that is resulting in more opportunities for young shooters and the future of the shooting sports industry. It’s exciting; it’s what we set out to do.”

MidwayUSA FoundationMidwayUSA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization which works to provide long term sustainment funding to shooting sports in high schools, colleges and universities, as well as club teams not affiliated with a school, such as 4-H, through its Scholastic Shooting Trust Fund. Founded by MidwayUSA owners, Larry and Brenda Potterfield, the Foundation offers every constituent team the opportunity to apply for a grant that will give them 5% of their total team’s endowment annually. Teams can then use the funds for operational expenses such as the purchase of uniforms, ammunition, targets, competition entry fees, range fees and more.

“Competitive shooting teams provide wonderful opportunities for students to make friends, develop confidence, and learn discipline and leadership skills. However, most schools provide little or no funding for shooting teams, so it’s up to us to help,” says Larry Potterfield, MidwayUSA CEO. For more information about the MidwayUSA Foundation, Inc. and its Scholastic Shooting Trust, please visit Midwayusafoundation.org or call 1-877-375-4570.

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