10 Non-Profit Organizations to Receive Funding to Advance their Mission
Anoka, MN, November 17, 2021 – Vista Outdoor Inc. (NYSE: VSTO) is pleased to announce that ten non-profit organizations were selected by the Board of Directors of the Vista Outdoor Foundation (the “Foundation”) to receive over $600,000 in grants as part of Foundation’s initial grant cycle. The ten organizations represent a broad cross section of outdoor and recreational causes, including organizations that promote conservation, encourage youth participation in outdoor sports, and work to improve diversity and inclusion in the outdoors.
“The creation of the Vista Outdoor Foundation was motivated by a belief that common ground can be found outside. The Foundation seeks to identify and support organizations that work to further causes that unite all outdoor enthusiasts, from encouraging youth participation and diversity in outdoor sports to protecting the outdoor spaces that we depend on to pursue our respective passions. The ten organizations selected for grants this year have a tremendous track record of delivering meaningful results. On behalf of the Foundation, I look forward to partnering with them to achieve more great things in the coming years,” said Dylan Ramsey, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary of Vista Outdoor Inc. and Chairman of the Vista Outdoor Foundation Board of Directors.
The Foundation received over 100 requests-for-funding as part of the grant approval process. The ten organizations selected to receive grants were chosen following a rigorous review of grant applications by the Foundation’s Board of Directors based on operational, geographic and mission-based criteria.
Vista Outdoor Foundation FY 2022 Grant Recipients
|Blue Star Families||Blue Star Families was founded by military spouses in 2009 to empower military families to thrive as they serve.|
|International Mountain Bicycling Association||The International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) is the worldwide leader in mountain bike advocacy, and the only organization in the U.S. focused entirely on trails and access.|
|Little Bellas: Mentoring on Mountain Bikes||Little Bellas creates opportunities for girls to experience success using mountain biking as the platform and pathway to personal growth.|
|National Ability Center||The National Ability Center empowers individuals of all abilities by building self-esteem, confidence and lifetime skills through sport, recreation and educational programs.|
|National Forest Foundation||Chartered by Congress, the National Forest Foundation was created with a simple mission: bring people together to restore and enhance our National Forests and Grasslands.|
|Outdoors Tomorrow Foundation||The Outdoors Tomorrow Foundation teaches outdoor education and promotes and funds conservation of wildlife worldwide.|
|Pedal Power MN||Pedal Power has created a model for 4th and 5th grade classes to go out for weekly rides with their teachers, to use bikes instead of buses, and to ride year-round with an after-school group to locations all over Minneapolis.|
|Protect Our Winters||Protect Our Winters helps passionate outdoor people protect the places and lifestyles they love from climate change.|
|Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation, Inc||Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation is dedicated to providing shooting-sports education and opportunities to school-age youths around the United States to encourage young athlete personal growth and development.|
|Youth Seen||Youth Seen fosters and empowers the social and emotional well-being of LGBTQI youth and their families, including through outdoor experiences at Camp Youth Seen, its annual Summer camp in the Rocky Mountains.|
The Foundation will open its second grant cycle in the summer of calendar year 2022. More information on the Foundation and the process can be found at www.vistaoutdoor.com/Foundation.
Foundation Source served as philanthropic advisor to the Vista Outdoor Foundation in connection with this grant cycle.
About Vista Outdoor Inc.
Vista Outdoor is a leading global designer, manufacturer, and marketer of outdoor recreation and shooting sports products. We operate through two reportable segments: Shooting Sports and Outdoor Products. Together, our segments serve the outdoor sports and recreation markets through a diverse portfolio of well-recognized brands that provide consumers with a wide range of performance-driven, high-quality and innovative products. Brands include Remington Ammunition, Bushnell, CamelBak, Bushnell Golf, Foresight Sports, Bell Helmets, Camp Chef, Giro, QuietKat, Federal Ammunition and more. Vista Outdoor products are sold at leading retailers and distributors across North America and worldwide. For news and information, visit our website or investor relations page and follow us on Twitter.