The NRA Hunters’ Leadership Forum has awarded a $50,000 challenge grant to the First Hunt Foundation to help establish the Hunting Heritage Endowment and provide for on-the-ground mentoring work.
The Endowment helps bring funding certainty to programs and organizations who’s mission is focused on keeping America’s hunting heritage alive forever.
“We are excited to be a recipient of these challenge grant dollars and even more excited we get to put them to work by establishing an Endowment ” said Rick Brazell, president of the First Hunt Foundation. “As an organization we are looking to the future and the new Hunting Heritage Endowment will allow others to partner with us in implementing our mission for generations to come.”
By working together, the Hunter’s Leadership Forum and the First Hunt Foundation are focused on providing the opportunity to learn hunting and develop a passion for the outdoors for individuals and families through long term mentored-based relationships.
“The NRA Hunters’ Leadership Forum is happy to support the First Hunt Foundation,” said Peter Churchbourne, director of the NRA Hunters' Leadership Fourm. “Our missions align, and it is only natural that we partner to provide opportunities for new hunters to experience the empowerment and personal fulfilment of hunting. I want to thank the generous Hunters’ Leadership Forum donors for providing the funds that made this grant possible.”
The First Hunt Foundation is the largest boots-on-the-ground volunteer-based organization in the US, providing one-on-one mentoring and hunter recruitment education programs to people, particularly women and youth, who otherwise may not get the opportunity to learn to hunt. The Foundation has rapidly grown to have a presence in 35 states and nearly 800 mentors, introducing over 2000 people to hunting annually.
For more information on the First Hunt Foundation visit: firsthuntfoundation.org.