Who do we want to partner with?

The Easton Sports Development Foundation exists to further the sport of archery by bridging the gap between first experience and elite experience. The organizations and programs we partner with are at the core of our mission and work.  We are most effective when we are working together as partners to achieve the shared impact we all desire through our centers and programs.

Achieving results depends on many factors, including the quality of our partnership. We can achieve greater impact by building stronger relationships with our most important partners-our grantees.

What We Do:

The Easton Sports Development Foundation will only make grants to IRS Qualified 501(c)(3) organizations. See Sample IRS Determination Letter for a qualified 501(c)(3) organization.  The foundation may make grants to organizations and projects that support the following goals and objectives:

Our Mission: ARCHERY

  • Develop competitive Olympic archery efforts that create a clear path for skilled young archers to reach the goal of being an Olympic champion.
  • Create a partnership to support programs that develop improved archers’ skills in their progression through youth organizations, middle and high school programs, colleges, USAA State, Regional, and National level competitions and on into International Team training opportunities.
  • Develop and support archery programs that introduce target archery at the grassroots level by introducing Olympic style archery to sports enthusiasts including youth, senior, and physically challenged.
  • Support the growth of all types of archery competition through national organizations.
  • Promote the use of archery centers, new archery ranges and refurbished existing ranges open to the public to enhance enjoyment and accessibility for the archery community.
  • Support bow hunting education, promotion, habitat development and protection programs through national archery organizations and conservation organizations.

What We Don’t Do:

In order to maintain focus and achieve the goals and objectives of the foundation, we will not provide grants to the following:

  • Individuals, (scholarships, fellowships, personal assistance)
  • Individual sports teams
  • Private foundations
  • For profit ventures
  • Individual study
  • Research
  • Travel that is not for the purpose of selecting and training men’s and women’s teams to represent the US in Olympic games, Paralympic games, World Championships, World Cup events and other national and international competitions.
  • Salaries
  • Prizes and Trophies
  • Any type of monetary compensation or reimbursement unless pre-approved in writing
  • NASP funding and/or NASP equipment directly to schools or organizations. i.e. Genesis equipment
  • 3D Targets
  • Compound equipment
  • Aerial Target Shooting
  • Equipment outside the scope of program operation (example – motor vehicles, grounds maintenance equipment, bleachers, storage facilities, rental fees, fences, cover patios, etc…)
  • Top of the line archery equipment
  • Marketing and Promotional items
  • Media Productions
  • JOAD funding directly to clubs
  • Funds to purchase non-archery recurve equipment

We will not support organizations that discriminate against a person or a group on the basis of age, political affiliation, race, national origin, ethnicity, gender, disability, sexual orientation or religious belief.

Indirect Cost Policy for Project Grants and Contracts for Applicant Organizations


The Foundation is a charitable entity and is not committed to matching the indirect cost rates of the U.S. government or other entities. We recognize that this means that: (a) some grantees may need to engage in cost sharing between projects, tap into unrestricted funds, or conduct other fundraising to cover operations; or (b) some contractors may choose not to contract with the foundation. However, we believe our policy is consistent with that of many private foundations and certain government entities that have a flat or maximum rate that caps the amount an applicant institution can charge. The Foundation’s policy helps ensure furtherance of our charitable purpose.

Definition of Indirect Costs:

  • Overhead expenses or ongoing operational costs incurred by the applicant organization on behalf of the organization’s activities and projects, but that are not easily identified with any specific project.
  • Administrative or other expenses which are not directly allocable to a particular activity or project.
  • Expenses related to general operations of an organization that are shared among projects and/or functions.
  • Basic examples include executive oversight, existing facilities costs, accounting, grants management, legal expenses, utilities, and technology support. To further aid the interpretation of this definition, the Foundation has established examples for the use of our applicants and prospective applicants, which are included in the examples below.

Examples of Indirect Costs:

  • Existing facilities costs (e.g. rent, maintenance, etc.) such as:
    • University headquarters
    • Country/regional offices
  • Utilities for existing facilities
  • Existing Information technology equipment and support (e.g. centralized IT systems, networks, etc.)
  • Existing shared equipment
  • Existing equipment maintenance
  • Depreciation on equipment
  • Insurance
  • Communications expenses (e.g. phones, etc.)
  • Administrative office supplies
  • General administrative support
  • Executive management (CEO, COO, CFO, etc.
  • Executive administrators
  • General ledger and grants accounting
  • General financial management staff
  • Internal audit function
  • Institutional legal support
  • Research management personnel
  • information technology support staff
  • Facilities support personnel
  • Scientific support functions
  • Environmental health/safety personnel
  • Human resources
  • Library & information support
  • Shared procurement resources
  • General logistics support
  • Material management (e.g. tracking procurement, inventory management, shipping)
  • Other shared resources not directly attributable to the project