Grants to Grow Hunting and the Shooting Sports

More than $12 Million Awarded

NSSF, the firearm industry trade association, is committed to providing the resources our members need to grow participation in hunting and the shooting sports. These resources include a number of grants that work to underscore and support our industry’s R3—recruitment, reactivation, and retention—efforts. Since 2003, NSSF has awarded more than $12 million in grant monies to organizations as varied as 4-H, First Shots Host Ranges and the Collegiate Shooting Sports Initiative, as well as to a number of conservation and sportsmen’s organizations through NSSF’s own million-dollar Hunting Heritage Grant Program.


2021 NSSF Hunting Heritage Trust Grant Program

Grant program in support of hunting and the shooting sports recruitment, retention and reactivation efforts; known as R3. Programs will be considered that emphasize and support initiatives to provide shooting sports and hunting opportunities with a focus on non-traditional participants.

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Past Grant Distributions

Hunting Heritage Trust Grant

Seven recipients selected to receive a portion of 2020’s $100,000 grant allotment provided by the NSSF Hunting Heritage Trust.

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First Shots Host Ranges Grant

Grant program established for firearms ranges in support of their NSSF First Shots® introductory shooting programs.

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Collegiate Shooting Sports Grant

11 institutes of higher learning received grants in support of the Collegiate Shooting Sports Initiative covering the 2015-’16 academic year.

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Hunting Heritage Partnership

$480,552 awarded to nine states and one regional agency to fund programs that will work to expand hunting opportunities for all ages.

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