Who We Are

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, and to protect our constitutional right to do so”.  Each year the Foundation continues to grow its relationship with a variety of organizations that develop and support hands-on educational activities. It is one of the few non-profit organizations to focus its efforts and financial support on education outside of the industry.

It is due to the generous donations received from so many companies worldwide that we are able to support organizations whose mission statements align with that of Weatherby Foundation International.  With only one fundraiser a year – the auction at the annual gala – Weatherby Foundation relies on outfitters and vendors to donate their goods and services to help raise the funds to bequeath grants to organizations like the following we have been able to support in the past:

Arizona Game & Fish
Arkansas Game & Fish Commission
Association of Fish & Wildlife
Banovich Wildscapes Foundation
Benton Conservation District
Conejo Valley Archers
Conservation Force
Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey
Facts About Wildlife
Freedom Hunters
Friends of Sessions Woods, Inc.
Georgia Department of Natural Resources
Go Play Outside Alliance of Washington
Great Lakes Outdoors Foundation
Inclusive Conservation Group (ICG)
Illinois Conservation Foundation
Indiana Natural Resources Foundation
Izaac Walton League
Kids Outdoor Zone
Lavaca-Navidad River Authority
Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries
Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Foundation
Massachusetts Division of Fisheries & Wildlife
Max McGraw Wildlife Foundation
National Archery & Schools Program
National Conservation Leadership
Nebraska Game & Parks Foundation
New Hampshire Fish & Game
New Mexico Department of Game & Fish
New Mexico Hunter Education Instructor Association
No Child Left Indoors
Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation
Outdoors Tomorrow Foundation
Pheasants Forever
Project Wild
Quail Unlimited and Upland Wildlife Federation
Safari Club International, California
South Carolina Wildlife Federation
South Dakota State Fair
Student Air Rifle Program
Team Rubicon
Texas Parks & Wildlife
Texas Wildlife Association, Inc.
The Conklin Foundation
Trinity Oaks
Turning Point USA
Upstate Forever Organization
US Sportmen’s Alliance
USA Shooting
West Virginia Wildlife Federation
Wildlife Heritage Foundation of Wyoming
Wisconsin Outdoors Alliance Foundation
Wyoming Game & Fish Department
Youth Outdoor Safari Day

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 #46-1226031, and contributions are tax deductible.