The Red Setter Foundation was founded in 2007 to assist with the administration of funds donated to provide educational, scientific, literary, charitable opportunities for The National Red Setter Field Trial Club.

Mission Statement:

Our mission is to enhance the quality and breadth of education, scientific progress, and literary needs of the National Red Setter Field Trial Club by obtaining funding from a variety of sources to provide said  members, participants and people of similar interests with opportunities to develop and maintain innovative programs that will further advance their goals and mission.  The Red Setter Foundation seeks to assist the promotion of the Irish Red Setter as a class horseback Shooting Dog competitor through its support of educational programs, grants, partnerships, and other venues that would further the cause of the Irish Red Setter in field trial competition, bird dog events, hunting venues and similar activities that seek to improve the breed as a working dog.

We seek to support such venues by financially supporting:

  • publications
  • web interfaces
  • partnerships with various canine organizations
  • partnerships with various entities that support the improvement of our breed
  • support of bird dog events including field trials, hunting trials, breeding programs, and other activities that promote the working qualities of the Irish Red Setter

Organization and Bylaws

The Red Setter Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization incorporated in the state of Wisconsin.  Our Foundation is managed by a Board of Directors operating under a set of bylaws approved and managed by the Board of Directors in conjunction with the National Red Setter Field Trial Club.

Funding and Donations

The Red Setter Foundation seeks donations and benefactors to support our efforts.  Donations to the Red Setter Foundation are tax-deductible as a 501(c)(3) contribution.  For additional information, a donation form can be downloaded, or you may contact our Foundation Chair.

Grants are offered in accordance with the guidelines and bylaws managed by the Red Setter Foundation Board of Directors.  Grant requests should be submitted in writing to the Chair of the Foundation.

In principle and practice, The Red Setter Foundation values and seeks diversity. Membership is open to qualified individuals regardless of gender, race, creed, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or class.