Applications Open for Finish Line Grants!

Deadline: 30 September 2017

Applications are currently open for Finish Line grants with an aim to support 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.

Grant Categories

  • Programmatic Grant (Upto $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.

Eligibility Criteria

  • 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 qualifications.
  • 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.
  • This foundation will not make grants to:
    • Organizations not currently exempt from federal taxation under the section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
    • Public and private schools.
    • State-funded organizations.
    • Parent teacher organizations.
    • Political campaigns, or attempts to influence public office.
    • Organizations that unlawfully discriminate as to race, religion, income, gender, disability, or national origin.
    • Projects or programs aimed at promoting the teachings of a particular church or religious denomination, or construction projects of churches or other religious institutions.
    • Fraternal, veterans or labor organizations.
    • Foundations affiliated with a for-profit entity.
    • Organizations for on-going operating support.
    • Startup organizations or programs.
    • Reduce debt.
    • Beauty or talent contests.
    • Sponsor teams, special events or fundraising activities.
    • Medical, scientific or academic research.
    • Pay for travel or trips.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted via email at the address given on the website.

Eligible Country: United States

For more information, please visit Finish Line Grants.

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