Finish Line Grants: Supporting Youth to Participate in Community-based Youth Athletic Programs in the U.S.

Deadline: 30 June 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.

Types of Grants

  • 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.

Eligibility Criteria

Grant giving is considered for the following:

  • 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.

Grant Ineligibility

  • 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

Interested applicant must apply online via given website.

Eligible Country: United States

For more information, please visit Finish Line Grants.

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