Soccer Programs for Underserved Youth Grants

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Subject: Youth Sports, Child/Youth Welfare, Physical Activity, Health
Deadline: Nov. 10, 2016

"In partnership with Trinity Health, the U.S. Soccer Foundation is excited to announce a funding opportunity to expand the Soccer for Success program. The Foundation seeks community partners to implement this program for 12-weeks during the Spring of 2017, and return to operate the program for a 24-weeks during the 2017-2018 academic year (Fall 2017-Spring 2018).

The U.S. Soccer Foundation will provide grant support inclusive of:

  • Awardees will be provided with jerseys, soccer balls, socks, shinguards, and field equipment, based on the number of participants enrolled in Soccer for Success
  • In unique circumstances, cash grants can also be provided to organizations that need support to pay coaches, program management staff, and/or family/community engagement and miscellaneous program costs. Funding priority will be given to organizations that do not require this support.

Soccer for Success is an evidence-based program created by the U.S. Soccer Foundation that uses soccer as a tool to address children’s health issues and juvenile delinquency, while promoting healthy lifestyles in urban underserved communities. The program’s innovative curriculum is aimed to maximize physical activity among participants each session, while also providing nutrition education and information on healthy lifestyles through unique soccer activities."

Funder: U.S. Soccer Foundation and Trinity Health
Eligibility: "This funding opportunity is only limited to organizations that meet the following criteria: (1) Tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or be classified as a municipality or school/school system, (2) Serve under-resourced communities (3) Ability to enroll at least 200 children in Soccer for Success at the start of the season, with intention to expand, (4) Maintain a 15:1 participant to coach-to-participant ratio at all times the program is in operation. Organizations selected for funding must be located in eligible communities in California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and South Dakota."
Amount: Unspecified
Contact: Link.