FEBRUARY 27, 2024

MidwayUSA Foundation Coach Training & Range Development Grants Cycle Open

Columbia, MO – MidwayUSA Foundation is now accepting grant applications to endowment holders wishing to apply for Coach Training or Range Development grant funds. Both of these programs help the public charity continue its mission to offer sustainable funding for youth shooting teams and organizations across the United States. Qualified coaches are an integral piece to the expansion of youth shooting sports and so too is a place to shoot. Each of these programs is meant to fulfill the specific needs of the industry and are separate, competitive grants.

Executive Director, G. Scott Reynolds, talked about the importance of these programs. “MidwayUSA Foundation takes great pride in our programs to fund youth shooting teams of all disciplines. We also recognize teams encounter other challenges, beyond the lack of funding, that can keep them from practicing and competing.” Since beginning these two grant programs in 2021, MidwayUSA Foundation has paid $2,150,000 to train coaches and improve ranges.

MidwayUSA Foundation’s Coach Training grant cycle will be open February 1 through March 1 and grants will be awarded in May. Teams or individuals interested in our Coach Training grant program should reach out to their state organization, as only agency endowment holders are eligible to apply.

Range Development grants are available to allow existing shooting ranges to make improvements or 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. Team and agency endowment holders are encouraged to work with their respective shooting range(s) to identify needs and complete grant application requirements. For both programs, applicants must apply through MidwayUSA Foundation’s online application process. Additional requirements can be found on MidwayUSA Foundation’s website.

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.

Dani Farris, MidwayUSA Foundation Marketing Manager