National: Community-based Youth Athletic Programs

Finish Line Youth Foundation’s Grants & Guidelines:

PROGRAMMATIC GRANT – UP TO $5,000

Opportunities for kids to participate in community-based youth athletic programs and camps that emphasize active lifestyles,
especially programs that serve disadvantaged and special needs kids.

LEGACY GRANTS – $10,000 – $75,000

New facilities improvements and/or renovations to existing buildings, grounds, and property.

FOUNDER’S GRANT – $5,000 – $25,000

Emergency needs that would somehow be keeping the organization from providing current services, such as natural disasters
or other unforeseen fiscal circumstances…

CONSIDERATIONS FOR GRANT QUALIFICATION

  • Organizations that provide opportunities for kids to participate in community-based youth athletic programs and camps that emphasize active lifestyles, especially programs that serve disadvantaged and special needs kids.
  • Organizations providing opportunities for participation for kids and young adults age 18 and under.
  • Organizations whose activities provide direct services to individuals and produce tangible results, rather than those that are policy oriented.
  • The potential impact of the program/project and the number of people who will benefit.
  • The organization’s fiscal responsibility and management qualifiations.
  • The ability of an organization to obtain necessary additional funding to implement a program or project and to provide ongoing funding after the term of the grant is expired.
  • Programs operating near Finish Line stores.”

Excerpted from Finish Line Youth Foundation’s Grants & Guidelines page

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