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Virginia Wildlife Grant Program

Important Notices

Virginia Wildlife Grant Program Application PeriodDue to the current COVID-19 conditions, we are continuing to evaluate what the grant program will look like in 2020. Please subscribe to Notes from the Field and our social media to remain updated. Thank you for your ongoing patience.

The Virginia Wildlife Grant Program, launched in 2014, provides a funding source to non-profits, schools, and government agencies with a focus to connect youth to the outdoors and is a partnership effort between the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries and the Wildlife Foundation of Virginia. Support of the Grant Program is generated through the sale of gear and other merchandise from ShopDWR, the One Shot Turkey Hunt Fundraiser, and private donations.

Connecting Youth to the Outdoors

In 2019 the Virginia Wildlife Grant Program awarded almost $62,000 to support 25 projects and impacting 5,800 youth.  Almost 20% of our projects focus upon at-risk youth through supporting intellectual and physical, and financial needs. View the full list of 2019 recipients »

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In the News

Wildlife Viewing with the Virginia Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments

A very special thank you to Richmond Ford for supporting this program through the Virginia Wildlife Grant Program. You can do the same through a purchase at ShopDGIF.com – continue the mission today to connect kids to the outdoors!