Grants

The DSC Foundation funds grants from resources provided from DSC Convention revenues… funds raised from events both conducted by the Foundation and the DSC Chapters… and direct contributions from individuals and entities that support, and passionately believe in the mission of Dallas Safari Club.

As the DSC Foundation continues to grow in influence globally, it is important that our members, supporters, and the public at large are updated on the good work your generous support makes possible.

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Grant Recipients

  • Hunters CARE Mid Year Update
    Anti-poaching has never been more critical for the protection of wildlife in Africa than they are right now. The shutdowns caused by the COVID-19 pandemic have forced anti-poaching units across the Dark Continent into a desperate situation, as much of their funding is provided by hunting revenue.
    The DSC Foundation Hunters CARE Program has already put many grants into the field Across 7 African countries, resulting in over 16 million acres that are being protected.
    Please donate and support these critical boots on the ground!
  • Zambeze Delta Safaris Anti-poaching Unit
    To further fund the DSC helicopter patrols, to 28 hours / month, which costs us $9800.00 / month and fund training if the Zambeze Delta APU, by the South African Wildlife College anti-poaching division.
  • Charlton McCallum Safaris – DAPU
    DSCF continues to support Charlton McCallum Safaris and Dande Anti-Poaching Unit. The funding will help equip scouts with proper equipment and allow for more effectiveness in the field.
  • Southern African Wildlife College
    DSC Foundation continues its longstanding support of Southern African Wildlife College. This grant will support the Southern African Wildlife College’s Responsible Resource Use (RRU) unit (previously named the Sustainable Use and Field Guiding (SUFG) department).
    The department offers accredited training programs in support of professionalizing career opportunities for Field Guides and PHs. This in turn will help set standards of practice to ensure that hunting and guiding is ethical, sustainable and is carried out responsibly.
  • McCallum Safaris/Conservation Force
    DSC Foundation is pleased to renew it support for McCallum Safaris in its efforts to improve current anti-poaching and conservation efforts in 4 different but contiguous hunting blocks covering over 2 million acres in Western Tanzania, and to continue to assist with community projects in 7 different villages.
  • Conservation Foundation – TZ
    This grant will continue to provide support for conservation through anti-poaching, with aerial surveys, as well as education of local human populations within and near the areas. In this day and age where poaching has become so prolific, and animal numbers are dwindling, our intention is to provide well protected areas within Tanzania where animal populations can grow to sustainable populations. This will include both protection of the wildlife as well as their environment.
  • Conservation Visions
    This grant will provide financial support to continue the conservation partnership efforts between Dallas Safari Club and Conservation Visions focusing on Shane Mahoney’s role as a Conservation and Hunting Advocate, Advisor, and Communicator for the organization. These efforts include, but are not limited to the following: • Film and Video production • Social media and educational outreach • Provision of popular articles for Sports Afield and Game Trails • Coalition building at regional and international scales • Liaising with international organizations and conventions • Highlighting and early warning of emerging issues affecting hunting globally • Leadership and policy advice, especially regarding complex and controversial issues • Review of position statements • Review of technical documents • Editorial services / media review • Promotion and distribution of messaging • Membership engagement • Convention appearances and workshops • Public speaking
  • Take Action Trust
    This grant will  assure the  continuation of the building of the Take Action facility in Zimbabwe which will then keep the Take Action Trust anti-poaching program self funded and be able to provide anti-poaching canines and handler training to other APUs in southern Africa.
  • DSC Frontline Foundation
    DSC Foundation continues DSC’s support for the DSC Frontline Foundation program that provides financial relief to eligible  professional hunters and members of their staff who are injured in the course of providing professional hunting services (and to the families of those killed while providing those services) as well as to eligible individuals who are injured or killed while providing anti-poaching services.
  • Robin Hurt Wildlife Foundation/Leopard a study/analysis
    This grant is intended to fund the second phase (data analysis) of a leopard study initiated by Dr. Paula White. R Dr. Arturo Caso, the actual PI of “Data Hunters” project, will  calibrate the leopard density data obtained in 2017-2018 at bait sites. Density estimations using this technique will help to compare with the density results already obtained at bait camera sites and therefore with a mathematical and statistical model, the data will be calibrated, and a true population density will be obtained.
  • Giraffe Conservation Foundation/Ivan Carter Wildlife Conservation Alliance
    This grant will support phase II of the groundbreaking translocation of members of a threatened and extremely small population of the West Africa giraffe population to an area not occupied by said sub-species for more than 50 years.
  • Tanzania Lion Illumination Project
    Tanzania Lion Illumination Project is working very successfully in Tanzania, Uganda, elsewhere in east Africa to stop human/wildlife conflict with flashing solar lights which are installed around each pastoralist’s boma to chase predators away from the livestock, stopping retaliatory killings. This grant will provide funds to buy lights, ship them from China to Tanzania, then deliver and  install them where demand is high and need is critical.
  • Conservation Force, Inc.
    DSC Foundation continues its longstanding support of the advocacy efforts of CF and John Jackson. We salute John for his decades of service to the hunting community.
  • Franciany Gabriella Braga Pereira
    This grant will support the implementation of a scientific research project entitled ‘‘Hunters of Wildlife in Amazonian Protected Areas: Uncovering the complexity of hunting and measuring its sustainability’’. This research will be led by Franciany Braga-Pereira (a Brazilian PhD student at Universidade Federal da Paraíba) and will focus on developing a model for sustainable hunting in the Amazon.
  • Kids Outdoor Zone
    Kids Outdoor Zone (KOZ) is an organization that trains men in local churches to use the outdoor sports to train and mentor kids in their community. To date KOZ has trained over 500 men to use activities such as shooting and hunting, to mentor local at-risk youth one Saturday morning each month. KOZ has a presence in 18 states and Canada.
  • Texas A&M University – Kingsville
    This funding will be used to assist on a project based out of South Texas evaluating the use and accuracy of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to conduct population estimate surveys of white-tailed deer. Helicopters are commonly used to conduct such surveys; however, they can be expensive, risky, and not always practical. Camera surveys and spotlight counts are also used but are labor intensive. UAVs are an emerging technology that has yet to be fully evaluated for use on ungulate species in our varying Texas landscapes. The UAV used will be equipped with both thermal and optical cameras. Heat signatures will be detected on the thermal imagery first, then identification of species, sex, and age (young/adult) will be confirmed via the optical imagery.
  • The Wildlife Society
    This grant represents a continuation of DSC Foundation’s support  for the Wildlife Society’s  flagship leadership training program, the Leadership Institute. Each year, the Leadership Institute delivers an immersive training program to a select group of early career wildlife professionals, with a goal of building essential leadership skills and capacity in their current and future roles in the wildlife profession.
  • NRA Youth hunting Education Challenge.
    DSC Foundation continues its support for the NRA HYEC which is designed to introduce America’s youth to shooting and hunting skills at events conducted around the country. Since its inception the YHEC program has reached approximately 1.8 million youth.
  • Congressional Sportsmen Foundation
    The grant to Congressional Sportsmen Foundation is in support of their strategic plans dedicated to promote, protect, advance hunting, angling, recreational shooting and trapping.
  • Conservation Visions
    DSCF continues to support Conservation Visions Wildlife Harvest and Shane Mahoney’s role as communicator for conservation and hunting advocacy.
  • Conserve Botswana
    DSCF approved a grant to Conserve Botswana in support of the following objectives: 1) To gather baseline data on carnivore densities and distribution in two livestock farming areas adjacent to Central Kalahari Game Reserve. 2) To collate the existing information on carnivore density and distribution in Botswana into one document. 3) To assess the changes in leopard trophy quality in Ghanzi from when hunting started until it ended.
  • DAPU – Charlton McCallum Safaris
    DSCF continues to support Charlton McCallum Safaris and Dande Anti-Poaching Unit in Zimbabwe. The funding will help equip their anti-poaching units with proper equipment and allow for more effectiveness in the field.
  • Feeding Texas
    The grant to Feeding Texas is in support of their food program. The funds will aid in the running cost and expenses for processing donated deer meat.
  • Iowa Western Foundation
    DSCF approved a grant to Iowa Western Foundation in support of their firearm and shooting program. The funds granted will be used to purchase items for their camps and clinics.
  • The Luwire Wildlife Conservancy
    DSCF supports The Luwire Wildlife Conservancy and the development of their strategic conservation plan in Mozambique. The project focuses on identifying sustainable hunting as a core conservation tool and funding source.
  • Mokore Wildlife Investments Lda
    DSCF continues to support Mokore and their efforts to expand their conversation effectiveness in Mozambique. The funds granted will be used to purchase a small Bat Hawk aircraft, which will be used to coordinate their anti-poaching efforts and allowing faster response time.
  • Mozparks
    The grant to Mozparks is in support of their scientific research program on Rhino in the Sabie Game Park area of Mozambique.
  • Robin Hurt Wildlife Foundation/Predator Conservation
    DSCF continues to support RHWF and their Predator Conservation program in Tanzania.
  • South African Wildlife College
    DSCF continues to support SAWC and their field ranger training program.
  • Wild Sheep Foundation
    DSCF supports the Wild Sheep Foundation and their programs in the US and Mexico. The funds granted will support research in Texas on Aoudad and Desert Bighorn sheep, and will also support the trap and translocation project of 50 free-ranging Desert Bighorn sheep in Mexico.
  • Outdoor Tomorrow Foundation
    DSCF supports the work of DEF – Outdoor Tomorrow Foundation. This program teaches outdoor education and promotes wildlife conservation to school-aged children.