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 2017—Let’s Get Started!

The 2017 Grant is now open for submissions through September 1, 2017 with a total award amount of over $50,000.  To determine grant focus, eligibility, funding priorities, allowable expense, timelines, grant compliance, project period, and more, please review the Grant Guidance and Application Information. Learn More and Apply Now »

Connecting Youth to the Outdoors

In 2016 the Virginia Wildlife Grant Program award amount grew from $40,000 in 2015 to $55,000 and 60 projects were selected totaling $54,633.  The estimated number of youth impacted by these programs is about 20,300.  View the full list of 2016 recipients »

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In the News

Thanks to Richmond Ford’s donation to the Virginia Wildlife Grant Program, students at Linwood Holton Elementary school received a classroom set of binoculars. This is was their first time out birdwatching with the binoculars and it was pure magic!