MidwayUSA Foundation Grants $5.4 Million To Youth Shooting Sports

posted on March 21, 2024
5 Million Headed

MidwayUSA Foundation has announced its latest cash grants are paying more than $5.4 million to nearly 1,000 youth shooting sports programs to assist with the expenses shooting teams and organizations incur. Doug Lindner, Warroad Warriors Trap Club board president in Warroad, Minn., explained the positive role the funds make annually.

“This grant opportunity has helped us lower fees for our shooters, add summer camps, purchase shooting vests, as well as safety and training equipment. We also hold an annual pheasant hunt for our athletes.” Warroad Warriors added $56,107 to its team endowment in 2023 through fundraising and community support.

As a program’s endowment grows, so does the annual cash grant. Each shooting program’s grant is 5 percent of its MidwayUSA Foundation endowment balance. The endowment’s structuring makes funding available in perpetuity.

“Our fees are approximately half of what they were when we started,” Lindner added. “With the added costs of shooting sports, I can only imagine what fees would be today without the Foundation.”

The Foundation offers various resources to help shooting teams increase their endowment. Every youth shooting program can receive donations directly to their endowment through the MidwayUSA Foundation website. Those tax-deductible donations are also matched, thanks to Larry and Brenda Potterfield, owners of MidwayUSA, who fund the Foundation’s Matching Program. To date, MidwayUSA Foundation’s has paid more than $54.5 million in cash grants to support youth shooting sports.

A full list of youth shooting teams receiving a cash grant in March 2024 can be found here. Grants are paid twice per year and the next grant cycle opens April 15.

The MidwayUSA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to sustaining and growing 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.


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