Shooting teams open an account, grow it and then apply to receive funds to pay for team expenses.
As the primary program of the MidwayUSA Foundation, Team Endowment Accounts provide financial support to high school and college level youth shooting sports teams across America. A team (see our definition of 'team') does not have to be affiliated with a high school or college to open an endowment account, but does have to be reputably organized and made up of primarily high school or college age youth.
Programs and support like this are what drive youth shooting and give us a legacy that will continue."
Like other sports, shooting teams provide wonderful opportunities for students to make friends, develop confidence, and learn discipline and leadership skills. However, most schools and clubs provide little or no funding for youth shooting sports teams, so it is up to us to help. We support all shooting disciplines including shotgun, smallbore and air rifle, pistol and air pistol, high power, and black powder.
The Team Endowment Account Program gives a community the ability to financially support a competitive youth shooting sports program or financially assist in the start-up of a new youth shooting sports program. All donations are matched, which helps grow the account. The team can then request a grant of up to 5% of their endowment account balance once each year, in either December or June, to pay for team expenses. There are no Foundation fees associated with a Team Endowment Account.
Contact your respective Program Manager with questions.
- Must be a well-organized and reputable educational (training) organization for primarily high school or college age youth shooters.
- The team must have a competent and responsible coach, instructor, or adult leader.
- Must always have two or more active youth shooters (we will not support an individual shooter).
- There must be intent and effort towards sustainability. The team is expected to grow and/or remain active into the foreseeable future through a perpetual life cycle of youth shooters.