McBride Conservation Fund Foundation

In 1984, the Austin Woods and Waters Club board of directors created the McBride Foundation. In 1988, it became a 501c(3) non-profit tax-exempt charitable organization.

The Foundation was established primarily to raise tax-deductible contributions to give something back to the outdoors community and to help "pass on the heritage" of the outdoors to upcoming generations.

The Foundation was named to honor the McBride family, who, through McBride's Guns, has made many significant contributions to hunting, fishing, conservation, and countless other outdoor activities for many years.

Club members contribute to the Foundation throughout the year, but the annual McBride Foundation Banquet held in the fall of each year, is the primary fundraiser for the Foundation. A large variety of prizes are offered including hunting and fishing expeditions, taxidermy gift certificates, outdoor gear, electronic gadgets used in the outdoors, gizmos and toys for big boys and girls as well as gear for the younger generation. Hundreds of donated items from area merchants are auctioned, raffled, or distributed as door prizes following a sit-down dinner. Over 400 people from the greater Austin area typically attend this annual event.

Proceeds from the permanent Fund benefit hunting, fishing and conservation organizations - many youth related. Past recipients include the Texas Youth Hunting Program, Camp Grey Dove, Bobwhite Brigade, KidFish, Green Wind Club, Operations Orphans, Boy Scouts, Texas Parks & Wildlife and others.

The McBride Foundation now has nearly $300,000 in its permanent fund.

The Austin Woods and Waters Club is committed to the growth of this fund to help preserve for future generations the outdoor activities that we all cherish.

For further information contact:

Joe Bob Everett: 1907 Cypress Creek Rd. Suite 103 Cedar Park, TX 78613
512-219-7746



2019 Grant Recipients

Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Texas

Down Home Ranch, Inc.

Kids Outdoor Zone

Operation Game Thief

Texas Brigades

TWAF/Texas Youth Hunting Program

Austin Fly Fishers -- SKIFF Program

Bamberger Charitable Trust

Coastal Conservation Association (CCA)

Friends of Gillespie County Country Schools

Hays County 4H Shooting Sports

Operation Orphans

Travis County Badges, Bucks & Bass

Texas Trap & Skeet

Trinity Oaks

Williamson County 4H Shooting Sports

YMCA -- Roberts Ranch

Texas State Rifle Association



2018 Grant Recipients

Operation Game Thief

Down Home Ranch, Inc.

Friends of Gillespie County/Cave Creek

Bamberger Charitable Trust/SAF Found

Texas Hunters Education Inst. Assoc.

Hays 4H Shooting Sports

TWA Foundation/TYHP

Texas Brigades

Kids Outdoor Zone

Bastrop Bullseye 4H

Williamson County 4H

Guadalupe River Chapter of Trout Unlimited

Austin Fly Fishers SKIFF Program

Operation Orphans

Texas Chapter of the Wildlife Society

Texas State Rifle Association Foundation

Trinity Oaks

Travis County Badges, Bucks & Bass



2017 Grant Recipients

Austin Fly Fishers – SKFF

Bamberger Charitable Trust
Bastrop Bulls-eyes 4H
Down Home Ranch
Friends of Gillespie County Country Schools
Hays 4-H Shooting Sports Club
Operation Game Thief
Operation Orphans, Inc. 
Sheriff's Memorial and Benevolent Society
Texas Brigades
Texas Chapter of the Wildlife Society / Wildlife 
Texas Dove Hunters Association
Texas Hunters Education Instructors Assoc.
Texas State Rifle Association
Texas Wildlife Association Foundation / Texas Youth Hunting Program
The Kids Outdoor Zone
Williamson County 4-H Shooting Sports



2016 Grant Recipients

Austin Fly Fishers – SKFF
Bamberger Charitable Trust
Bastrop Bulls-eyes 4H
Dripping Springs FFA
Friends of Gillespie County Country Schools
Guadalupe River Trout Unlimited
Hays 4-H Shooting Sports Club
Let’s Go Fishn’ Inc.
Operation Game Thief
Operation Orphans, Inc.
Texas Brigades
Texas Chapter of the Wildlife Society / Wildlife
Conservation Camp
Texas Dove Hunters Association
Texas Hunters Education Instructors Assoc.
Texas State Rifle Association
Texas Wildlife Association Foundation / Texas Youth Hunting Program
The Kids Outdoor Zone
Travis County Badges and Bucks and Bass
Williamson County 4-H Shooting Sports



2015 Grant Recipients

Austin Fly Fishin’ Inc.
Bamberger Charitable Trust
Bastrop Bulls-eyes 4H Shooting Club
Down Home Ranch
Dripping Springs FFA Shooting Club
Friends of Gillespie County Country Schools (Formerly Cave Creek)
Hays County F-H Shooting Sports
Let’s Go Fishin’ Inc.
Operation Game Thief
Operation Orphans, Inc.
TASP-TASP Archery in Schools Program
Texas Chapter of the Wildlife Society
Texas State Rifle Association Foundation, Inc.
Texas Wildlife Association Foundation, Inc./
Texas Youth Hunting Program
The Kids Outdoor Zone
The Texas Brigades Wildlife Leadership Camps
Travis County Badges and Bucks & Bass
Troutfest/Guadalupe River Trout Unlimited
Williamson County 4-H Shotgun & Shooting Sports
YMCA Roberts Branch


2014 Grant Recipients

Bamberger Charitable Trust
Bastrop Bulls-eyes 4H Shooting Club
Capital Area Council/Boys Scouts of America
Cave Creek
Christian Outdoor Alliance
Down Home Ranch
Ducks Unlimited Green Wing
Greater Houston Christian Outdoor Fellowship
Hayes County 4-H Shooting Sports
Heart of Texas Field Guides
International Hunters Education
Let’s Go Fishin’ Inc.
National Archery in Schools
Operation Game Thief
Operation Orphans, Inc.
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
Texas Brigades Wildlife Leadership Camps
Texas Chapter of the Wildlife Society
Texas Hunter Education Instructors Association
Texas State Rifle Association
Texas Wildlife Association Foundation Inc./
Texas Youth Hunting Program
The Children’s Refuge
The Kids Outdoor Zone
Travis County Badges and Bucks & Bass
Williamson County 4-H Shotgun & Shooting Sports


2013 Grant Recipients

Cave Creek
Christian Outdoor Alliance
Greater Houston Christian Outdoor Fellowship
Hayes County 4-H Shooting Sports
Kid Fish
Let’s Go Fishin’ Inc.
Operation Game Thief
Operation Orphans, Inc.
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
Texas Chapter of the Wildlife Society
Texas Hunter Education Instructors Association
Texas State Rifle Association
Texas Youth Hunting Program
The Children’s Refuge
The Kids Outdoor Zone
Travis County Badges and Bucks & Bass
Travis County 4-H Shooting Sports
YMCA Roberts Branch



2012 Grant Recipients

TYHP-Texas Youth Hunting Program
The Texas Brigades Wildlife Leadership Camps
Operation Orphans, Inc.
Christian Outdoor Alliance
Operation Game Thief
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
Travis County Badges Bucks and Bass
Texas Hunter Education Instructors Association
Greater Houston Christian Outdoor Fellowship
Texas State Rifle Association Youth Shooting Sports Program
Let's Go Fishing
YMCA Roberts Ranch
The Kids Outdoor Zone



2011 Grant Recipients

Texas Wildlife Association Foundation, Inc.

The Texas Brigades Wildlife Leadership Camps
Operation Orphans, Inc.
Austin Woods & Water Club-Youth Hunting Program
Christian Outdoor Alliance
Cave Creek Wildlife Management Association
Texas Chapter of the Wildlife Society
Operation Game Thief
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
The Kids Outdoor Zone
Travis County Badges Bucks & Bass
Core Health Foundation
Texas Hunter Education Instructors Association
Travis Co 4-H Shooting Sports Club
The Children's Refuge
Greater Houston Christian Outdoor Fellowship
Last Chance Forever
Texas State Rifle Association



2010 Grant Recipients

AWWC- Cross Trail Outfitters

Austin Woods & Waters Club- Youth Hunting Program
Cave Creek Wildlife Management Association
Christian Outdoor Alliance
Hays 4-H Shooting Club
Kid Fish
Let's Go Fishing, Inc.
Operation Game Thief
Operation Orphans, Inc.
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
Texas Brigades Wildlife Leadership Camps
Texas Chapter of the Wildlife Society
Texas Parks & Wildlife Archery in Schools Program
Texas Parks & Wildlife- Hunters Education Program
The Kids Outdoor Zone
Travis County Badges Bucks & Bass
Trout Fest 2011
YMCA Robert's Ranch

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