Partnership Opportunities

Are you a business that wants to get involved and make a difference in a child’s life through a variety of outdoor activities that reach across Virginia?  Welcome to the Virginia Wildlife Grant Program (VWGP) which is supported by the sale of gear and other merchandise from ShopDGIF.com, the One Shot Turkey Hunt Fundraiser, and private donations.

The Grant Program is a partnership between the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries and The Wildlife Foundation of Virginia working together to connect kids to the outdoors.  Over the last 3 years, the Grant Program has supported over 100 projects totaling $115,000 and impacting nearly 30,000 kids from the ocean to the mountains.

However, our Grant Program requests have significantly exceeded our amount of support to connect kids to the outdoors.  The total “ask” over the last 3 years has been for just over $400,000 to support 230 projects—we cannot meet this need alone!

We need your financial support wherever your business is located in Virginia!  Our Grant Program can serve as a clearinghouse of outdoor related projects near you and The Foundation receives your tax-deductible donation.  We can customize an approach that best fits your outdoor passion.  See how Ron Kody, Owner, Richmond Ford, donated and made a difference:

Ready to Learn More?

To get started right away, contact Tom Wilcox, VDGIF, (804) 367-6892, Tom.Wilcox@dgif.virginia.gov.