Grants for 2015 – 2016
DSC Awards $1 Million in Grants
DALLAS – For the third straight year, DSC has granted more than $1 million for wildlife conservation, public education and hunter advocacy causes worldwide.
Grants for 2015 total $1,068,405.
Funded projects range from researching genetic diversity in African lions to protecting salmon fisheries in Alaska to renewing life insurance policies for game wardens in Texas. An abbreviated list of DSC grants for 2015 follows below.
Over the past five years, the organization has granted an unprecedented $5 million-plus, thanks to growth in its primary fundraiser, the DSC Convention and Sporting Expo held each January. The 2016 event is slated Jan. 7-10 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas. Exhibit space is sold out and a waiting list is 500 companies long.
“Our convention and expo has become a destination event for hunters across Texas and around the world. But attendees aren’t just having fun. They’re also supporting wildlife, wild places and sporting traditions,” said Ben Carter, DSC executive director.
Proceeds from the 2015 event have been awarded to more than 70 grant applications.