2019 Athlete Endowment Deadline – January 31, 2019
In 2005 the Athlete Endowment Fund was established by Colonel D.D. Behrens with the intention of awarding grants to shooting sport athletes to help offset the cost of competitions, equipment, ammunition, travel and training in hopes of maintaining USA Shooting’s competitive excellence well into the future. The goal of the endowment is to build a strong foundation of USA Shooting athletes by assisting with development of their shooting skills needed to become high-level competitors and Olympians.
The OHIO STATE SKEET ASSOCIATION (OSSA) announced this week that they are awarding $250 each to the four (4) Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) Skeet Teams in Ohio for a total of $1000 to help with their operating expenses. This is the third year that OSSA has made cash grants to SCTP Teams.
“OSSA is pleased to be able to support the SCTP teams and youth shooting sports, and in so doing, help grow skeet shooting” said Gustavo Acosta, OSSA President.
“This generous grant by OSSA is a great example of how state associations can give back to their sport by investing in youth shooting” said Tom Wondrash, SCTP National Director.
SCTP State Skeet Advisor, Dan Hathaway states, “ We are pleased to have the support of OSSA in our local, state and national events…this grant is much appreciated by the teams.”
OSSA has over 150 members who compete in registered skeet events. OSSA sanctions National Skeet Shooting Association (NSSA) registered shoots held in the state of Ohio and operates the Ohio State Skeet Championship.
MidwayUSA Foundation’s grant cycle is in full swing! The foundation is now accepting applications from teams for grants to pay for shoot entry fees, uniforms, ammunition, and other team expenses, and the deadline for this cycle is fast approaching.
Any team with a balance in its MidwayUSA Foundation Team Endowment Account can apply for a grant once a year. If you have an account balance and did not apply for a grant in December, you are eligible.
The deadline to apply for a grant during this cycle is June 15.
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If your team has an endowment account with a balance of any amount with the MidwayUSA Foundation and you haven’t yet received a grant this year, you have until December 15 to apply for a grant for up to 5% of your account balance.
Grant funds can be used for team expenses such as ammunition, travel, uniforms, range fees, and more. The funds cannot be used for firearms purchases or political lobbying.
SSSF regularly makes endowment funds available for SCTP and SPP events and contributes them to participating teams’ endowment accounts at the MidwayUSA Foundation. Since 2011, SSSF has donated funding to several hundred team endowment accounts across 48 states. This year to date, we have already contributed over $1.5 million to MidwayUSA Foundation accounts.
The goal of the MidwayUSA Foundation is to provide permanent financial support for shooting programs. Grants are the vehicle that makes this goal possible.
Even if you have a small account balance earned at a shooting event or through your own deposits, you can draw a grant. If the funds are not needed, you can put it back into your team endowment account to have matching funds applied.
Teams may apply to receive up to 5% of their account balance once per calendar year. MidwayUSA Foundation accepts grant applications in June and December, and applications are reviewed and decided upon by its Board of Directors at January and July board meetings. If you did not apply for a grant in June, you are eligible to apply by December 15.