Houston Safari Club Foundation (HSCF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve the sport of hunting through education, conservation, and the promotion of our hunting heritage. We are an independent organization, not affiliated with Safari Club International (SCI) or its affiliates, and not a chapter or affiliate of any other organization. HSCF’s primary areas of outreach include:
Scholarship – HSCF proudly provides one of the largest scholarship programs of its kind. Students who participate in hunting and are involved in the study of wildlife, range management and other conservation-related majors, enrolled in accredited Texas universities, are eligible. Annually, HSCF provides twenty-five (25) scholarships in the amount of $6,000.00 each. To date, 525 scholarships have been awarded, totaling over $2.25 million.
Youth Education – HSCF provides programs which introduce a new generation of young people to the outdoors. These programs provide interactive experiences in the classroom, in the field and on the water. We annually host 150+ area high school students for a day of career introductions to outdoor-related professions, at our annual convention. In addition, we host almost 100 students for hunting and fishing experiences each year.
Conservation – HSCF provides support for wildlife preservation and habitat protection initiatives, anti-poaching efforts, and research programs. HSCF has provided over $4 million in grants to support conservation, anti-poaching, hunters’ rights, youth education, hunter education and more.
HSCF is a supporter of the Wild Harvest Initiative® because we believe in the use of organic, sustainable food sources, provided by our planet, through hunting and fishing. HSCF understands the use of our natural resources in providing food sources, on behalf of those that participate in hunting and fishing, is the greatest contributor to conservation, species proliferation and habitat preservation.