Houston Safari Club Foundation

aka HSCF   |   Houston, TX   |  http://www.wehuntwegive.org

Mission

To preserve the sport of hunting through education, conservation and the promotion of our hunting heritage.

Ruling year info

1981

Executive Director

Joe Betar

Main address

14811 St. Mary's Lane Suite 265

Houston, TX 77079 USA

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Formerly known as

American Conservation Education Society

EIN

74-2177975

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (D12)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

1. HSCF understands that the future of conservation depends on the education of bright and gifted scholars who will work to protect hunter's rights and wildlife conservation for decades to come. 2. There is a need for youth outdoor education programs to provide potential career paths and provide exposure to outdoor activities.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Scholarship Program

Houston Safari Club Foundation is committed to furthering the education of students pursuing a career in conservation.
Houston Safari Club Foundation (HSCF)* proudly presents the Dan L. Duncan Scholarship Program.

HSCF annually awards scholarships to students currently involved in the study of Wildlife Management and/or Range Management. Since the program’s inception in 1999, 475 scholarships have been awarded, totaling almost 2 million dollars. HSCF proudly recognizes and encourages students, who have exhibited academic excellence and exemplary character, through our prestigious scholarship program.

HSCF understands the future of conservation depends on the education of bright and gifted scholars who will work to protect hunter’s rights and wildlife conservation for decades to come. Many HSCF scholarship recipients have become thought leaders and game-changers in the conservation world.

Population(s) Served
Students

Every year young people who meet the youth program criteria are nominated to participate in our program by adult representatives. These adults also serve as chaperons for the duration of the outing. One of our most successful annual youth outdoor programs introduces several Houston area boys and girls, from local schools and groups, to sport hunting, fishing and wilderness conservation.

The hunting groups are small by design, consisting of four to six young people and their adult guides. Limited numbers allow for more thorough hunter or outdoor education and in-depth instruction. Young hunters learn about various conservation efforts by hunting on sponsor ranches that must harvest an abundance of animals in order to maintain their specific wildlife management program. Many different youth hunting, fishing and outdoor experiences are sponsored by HSCF.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

The Houston Safari Club Foundation Grants Program is designed to promote and develop wildlife conservation efforts by providing financial assistance to deserving projects and organizations.
HSCF has granted over $3.7 million to protect species and habitats the world over. These projects include research, sustainability, species promulgation, wildlife management, water projects, urban sprawl, anti-poaching and other efforts.

HSCF is a leading advocate for sport hunting funded conservation initiatives, which currently make up 99% of the wilderness conservation programs in existence today. Without these programs in place, and the billions of dollars generated in the hunting industry annually, wildlife would quickly become endangered by an imbalance of nature, species overpopulation, habitat destruction, urban encroachment and other threats.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total dollar amount of grants awarded

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Grants

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

HSCF has granted over $3.7 million to protect species and habitats the world over. These projects include research, sustainability, species promulgation, wildlife management, water projects, urban spr

Number of students who receive scholarship funds and/or tuition assistance

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Young adults

Related Program

Scholarship Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

HSCF annually awards scholarships to students enrolled in an accredited Texas university and currently involved in the study of Wildlife Management and/or Range Management. Since the program’s incepti

Total dollar amount of scholarship awarded

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Young adults

Related Program

Scholarship Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

HSCF annually awards scholarships to students enrolled in an accredited Texas university and currently involved in the study of Wildlife Management and/or Range Management. Since the program’s incepti

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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1. ACES proudly recognizes and encourages students who have exhibited academic excellence and exemplary character through our prestigious scholarship program. 2. We are dedicated to preserving the future of conservation through youth mentoring programs and education.

1. In conjunction with its charitable arm, the American Conservation and Education Society* (ACES), we proudly present the Dan L. Duncan Scholarship Program. ACES annually awards scholarships to students currently involved in the study of Wildlife Management and/or Range Management. Since the program's inception in 1999, 475 scholarships have been awarded, totaling almost 2 million dollars. Many ACES scholarship recipients have gone on to become thought leaders and game-changers in the conservation world. 2. Every year young people who meet the HSC youth program criteria are nominated to participate in our program by adult representatives. These adults also serve as chaperons for the duration of the outing. One of our most successful annual youth outdoor programs introduces several Houston area boys and girls, from local schools and groups, to sport hunting, fishing and wilderness conservation.

1. Ongoing fundraising specifically dedicated to the scholarship program and youth education programs. 2. Ongoing youth mentoring programs in the field and an education event held in conjunction with our annual convention, for over 150 area high school students.

Since the program's inception in 1999, 475 scholarships have been awarded, totaling almost 2 million dollars. 2. Each year, over 150 area high school students are hosted at our annual education event. 3. Each year we host 12-15 youth outdoor field events. Future goals are to expand these programs and we have hired a youth education manager to lead these programs.

Financials

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Houston Safari Club Foundation

Board of directors
as of 12/01/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Matt Mann

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No