Hunting and shooting enthusiasts around the world remember Roy E. Weatherby for his ammunition and firearms innovations. Many also remember him for his steadfast support of wildlife conservation and ethical sport hunting. Today, Weatherby Foundation International helps preserve these memories and continue the man’s work on behalf of all hunters.
Formed in 1988, the Foundation’s mission statement is “to educate youth and the non-hunting public on the beneficial role of ethical sport hunting and its contribution to wildlife conservation”. It is one of the few non-profit organizations to focus its efforts and financial support on education outside of the industry.
Active in fulfilling its mission, the Foundation has become a leading proponent and supporter of Outdoor Expos and through its partnership with USSA and their Trailblazer program, is working to help develop and support these hands-on educational activities throughout North America.
Beyond its philanthropic endeavors, the Foundation serves as the sole sponsor of the prestigious Weatherby Hunting and Conservation Award. First presented in 1956, the Weatherby Award annually recognizes an individual for outstanding support of wildlife conservation, lifetime hunting achievement, and dedication to the principles of ethical sport hunting.
Weatherby Foundation International is a non-profit, tax exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code #95-4189071, and contributions are tax deductible.