NSSF Hunting Heritage Trust Grant Program


In partnership with the Hunting Heritage Trust, NSSF has created a million-dollar 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.


Grant applications may be submitted by and in the name of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) seeking funding for hunting and shooting sports R3 efforts. Organizations are only eligible for one grant award from the Grant Program.


A total of $100,000 will be available to qualifying NGOs for the purpose of supporting projects and/or programs designed to recruit, retain and reactive (R3) hunting and shooting sports activities.  Emphasis must focus on an incremental increase of participants and must be designed to attract non-traditional participants.  The amount of funding that qualifying applicants may be awarded shall be at the sole discretion of NSSF.  NSSF’s award decisions are final and non-reviewable.


  • Grantees must use all granted funds to support the R3 Partnership Grant Program specific to shooting sports and hunting activities.
  • Grant funds shall not be used for any unrelated, unnecessary or indirect expenses.
  • All grant applications must be submitted to NSSF by May 15, 2020 for consideration.
  • All projects must be completed by March 12, 2021.
  • Midterm progress reports shall be due by October 30, 2020.
  • Final written reports shall be due March 19, 2021.


**Grant proposals must be received by NSSF no later than 5pm (EST) on May 15, 2020

Download the Guidelines for the Grant Program and Grant Proposal Outline and submit according to guidelines.

Completed grant proposals for consideration will be sent via email and mailed to:

Melanie Knox
11 Mile Hill Road
Newtown, CT 06470-2359
Telephone: (203) 426-1320

Email: [email protected]

Selected grant recipients shall be notified in writing during the first week of June.