Virginia Wildlife Grant Program

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 ShopDGIF.com, the One Shot Turkey Hunt Fundraiser, and private donations.

Connecting in 2018—Let’s Get Started!

The 2018 Virginia Wildlife Grant Program is now open for submissions from August 1st – August 31st to connect youth to the outdoors. To determine grant focus, eligibility, funding priorities, allowable expense, timelines, grant compliance, project period, and more, please review the Grant Application Process. Learn More and Apply Now »

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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!