Grants for hunting and fishing clubs

252 hunting and fishing clubs received at least $266,727 in grants for the most recent fiscal year. This includes 153 grants made from 85 grantmaking organizations, with a median grant amount of $1,000. Of these 85 foundations, 90% made just a single grant to hunting clubs, and 1% made grants to four or more hunting clubs. This analysis is based on grantmakers that e-file their Form 990s, and likely is an undercount of grants.
$266,727
Total grant dollars given to hunting and fishing clubs
153
Number of grants made annually to hunting and fishing clubs
85
Number of grantmakers funding hunting and fishing clubs
$1,000
Median grant size to hunting and fishing clubs

Foundations that support hunting and fishing clubs

Out of all grants made to hunting and fishing clubs, 71% came from small foundations with less than $10 million in assets. The top 10 grantmakers accounted for 50% of the dollar-value of grants to hunting clubs. Foundations funding hunting clubs also made grants to animal shelters, high schools, food banks, homeless shelters, and youth development programs.

Foundation size

Foundation sizeNumber of grantmakers
Small
 
61
Medium
 
14
Large
 
10
Small foundations have <$10M in assets. Medium foundations have $10M to $50M in assets. Large foundations have >$50M in assets.

Foundation type

Foundation typeNumber of grantmakers
Community
 
1
Private
 
59
Corporate
 
12
Other
 
13

Grants made

Grants made to hunting clubsNumber of grantmakers
1
 
77
2-3
 
7
4-10
 
0
11+
 
1

Top 10 foundations supporting hunting and fishing clubs

GrantmakerStateGeographic focusPercent of grant dollars to hunting clubsNumber of grants made to hunting clubsMedian grant size
NRA FoundationVANational0.2%60$2,494
Baird FoundationWINational0.1%3$1,500
Abbvie FoundationILNational0.0%3$1,090
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF)MTNational0.3%2$5,000
The Foundation for Youth Firearms SafetySDState5.4%2$3,500
He Hill FounadationFLMetro0.3%2$1,510
Gee Family FoundationNCRegional2.4%2$1,500
The Jones Family FoundationMINational0.1%2$1,000
M and J FoundationNCMetro1.4%1$5,000
Deerfield Charitable Trust XXX-XX-XXXXPAState1.5%1$5,000

Hunting and fishing clubs grantees

Hunting and fishing clubs with more than $5 million in total revenues received 13% of all grant dollars. These larger organizations accounted for 13% of all hunting clubs.

Grant amounts

Size of grantNumber of grants
<$10k
 
153
$10k-$25k
 
0
$25k-$100k
 
0
$100k+
 
0

Grant amount by grantee size

Grantee annual revenueMedian grant size
<$100k
 
$1,000
$100k-$500k
 
$1,500
$500k-$1M
 
$1,980
$1M-$5M
 
$681
>$5M
 
$1,000

Grantee states

State of granteeNumber of grants
Maryland
 
16
Pennsylvania
 
12
Minnesota
 
10
Illinois
 
10
Other
 
105

Grantee metros

Metro area of granteeNumber of grants
Washington DC
 
16
Minneapolis
 
7
Pittsburgh
 
5
Miami
 
5
Other
 
83

Top 25 grants made to hunting and fishing clubs

GranteeGrant sizePurposeGrantmaker
Take A Kid Fishing Foundation$5,000Support Mission of OrganizationM and J Foundation
Cowanesque Valley Anglers$5,000General OperationsDeerfield Charitable Trust XXX-XX-XXXX
Union Sportsmen's Alliance$5,000Financial SupportInternational brotherhood of electrical Workers lu 654
Leek Hunting and Mountain Preserve$5,000ProgramWhitetails Unlimited
Clark County Fish and Game Club$5,000For Local Elderly AsstistanceThe Kentland Foundation
Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing$5,000Charitable ContributionThe Wilson Family Foundation
Cast / Take A Warrior Fishing$5,000OperationsLos Altos Community Foundation
First Hunt Foundation$5,000Hunting HeritageRocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF)
Hunt With Heart$5,000Hunting HeritageRocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF)
Scope$5,000General PurposeWeinbergnewton Family Foundation
Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing$5,000General FundDaniel Island Community Fund
Bi-State Sportsmans Association$5,000Range ImprovementsNRA Foundation
Fishing with Vets$5,000Provide Both Summer and Ice Fishing Opportunities for VetsYontz Valor Foundation
Back in the Maine Stream$5,000Incr. Qual. of Life FR Disabled VetsGwendolen Elwell Flanagan Foundation
City Kids Adventures$5,000Provides Funds To Accomplish Charitable PurposeThe Ellen and Edward Randall Iii Foundation
Texas Game Warden Association$5,000General OperationsSimon and Louise Henderson Foundation
Masters of Foxhounds Association of America$5,000GeneralThe Homestead Foundation
Union Sportsmen's Alliance$5,000Shooting Sports DevelopmentNational Shooting Sports Foundation
Hudson Rod and Gun Club$4,900Range ImprovementsNRA Foundation
West Salem Rod and Gun Club$4,900Range ImprovementsNRA Foundation
Presque Isle Fish and Game Club$4,708Training, Safety, Education, Range ImprovementsNRA Foundation
Kachemak Gun Club$4,700Training, Safety, EducationNRA Foundation
Kern County Gun Club$4,608General Shooting Program, Competitive ShootingNRA Foundation
Northland Shooting Sports$4,521To Fund Youth Shooting SportsMidwayUSA Foundation
Buxton and Hollis Rod and Gun Club$4,428General Shooting ProgramNRA Foundation
Methodology: To determine grants and grantees, Cause IQ analyzes electronically-filed Form 990, Form 990-EZ, and Form 990-PF financial disclosure documents, matching grantees to specific organizations using EINs and fuzzy matching logic. The "Hunting and fishing clubs" category for this page is determined by the "N61: Fishing and Hunting Clubs" National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) code. Cause IQ determines NTEEs for organizations by its own internally-developed secret-sauce algorithms.