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.

NSSF Opens Hunting Heritage Trust Grant Applications

NGOs can apply for $100,000 in support of R3 efforts

Qualified non-governmental organizations (NGOs) may apply for a portion of this year’s $100,000 Hunting Heritage Trust Grant total, to be used to support recruitment, retention and reactivation programs, known collectively as R3 efforts. NSSF will place emphasis on programs that focus on increasing participation by attracting new participants and reactivating past participants.

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Past Grant Distributions

Hunting Heritage Trust Grant

Five recipients selected to receive a portion of 2023’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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