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

2017 McBride Conservation Fund Foundation – 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 McBride Conservation Fund Foundation – 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 McBride Conservation Fund Foundation – 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 McBride Conservation Fund Foundation – 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 McBride Conservation Fund Foundation – 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 McBride Foundation 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 McBride Foundation 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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