Thursday, February 16, 2023

MidwayUSA Foundation Opens Range Development & Coach Training Grant Application Process

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.

Executive Director, G. Scott Reynolds, talked about the importance of these grants. “We recognize teams encounter other challenges, beyond the lack of funding, that can keep them from practicing and competing. Each of these programs is meant to fulfill the specific needs of our youth shooting programs.”

MidwayUSA Foundation’s Coach Training grant cycle opened on February 1 and will run through March 1 and grants will be awarded in May. The funds can be used to provide coaches with basic or advanced-level certifications, including skills training, clinics, train-the-trainer, or other coach training. Teams or individuals interested in our Coach Training grant program should reach out to their state organization, as only state 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 from February 1 to April 1 and cash grants will be awarded in June. 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. Both are competitive grant programs and 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 or call 1-877-375-4570.