Youth Sports Grants
Grants for youth sports and recreation
Are you interested in finding grants for youth sports or recreation programs? You've come to the right place! Scroll below to find a list of sports grants for soccer, baseball, softball, skateboarding, football, basketball, golf, tennis and swim teams as well as other youth recreation programs.
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NOTE: Applications are accepted and reviewed throughout the year in the order in which they are received.
Striving to be the best sports company in the world, with brands built on a passion for sport and a sporting lifestyle, adidas is a global organisation that is socially and environmentally responsible.
Our Community Affairs efforts drive social improvement activities to help the communities where we live and operate to reach the fullest potential while enhancing our reputation as a responsible brand. Our core belief is that Through Sport We Have The Power To Change Lives. It constitutes the foundation for our Corporate Giving.
Areas of Engagement
Our Corporate Giving will be provided selectively and focuses on the following areas of engagement:
- Sports within a social context.
- Kids and Youth.
- Preventive Health Projects (preferably sports-related).
- Relief efforts.
Adidas supports projects which show sustainable benefits to the communities where we live and operate.
Consideration is given to organisations which complement our corporate philosophy and core belief. They need to hold a recognised reputation for integrity in program implementation, financial management and project effectiveness. They also need to act in accordance with adidas Code of Conduct and comply with the adidas Anti-Bribery and Corruption Policy.
Forms of Corporate Giving
Serving the different needs of requesting organisations and projects, Corporate Giving at adidas can take the form of:
- Cash donations.
- Donations in kind.
- Corporate Volunteering.
To meet our requirement on executional excellence and to reflect our passion in Corporate Giving, we strive to cater for specified projects rather than to invest money in the administrative machinery of an organisation.
Good Sports gives all kids the lifelong benefits of sport and physical activity by providing equipment, apparel and footwear to those most in need.
Through the generous support we receive from a variety of funders, equipment manufacturers and distributors, Good Sports is able to provide a diverse range of sporting equipment, footwear and apparel to many different community organizations on a year-round basis. The equipment we are able to distribute is determined by the type of donations we receive from these supporters.
By working closely with teams, coaches, athletic directors and community leaders throughout North America, Good Sports is able to focus on each organization’s respective hardships by providing donations aimed at fulfilling their specific equipment and apparel needs.
Good Sports’ main objective is to get as many kids off the sidelines and into the game as possible. Additionally, as a result of our donations, recipients have been able to do one or more of the following:
- Increase the total amount of kids that are active within their program
- Enhance their ability to maintain the athletes they currently serve
- Lower participation fees
- Develop new programs
All approved organizations will:
- Gain access to our catalog of available inventory, which displays the equipment, apparel, and footwear that we have available at the current time
- Be able to use up to six (6) total donation requests over a two-year period, with a maximum of three (3) donation requests per year
You will be required to sign a release form and pay a donation processing fee prior to receiving each donation. The fee will always equal 5% of the total retail value of the items; for example, if the total value of your items equals $2,000, you will be asked to provide $100, etc. There is no maximum fee.
Henry T. Nicholas III Foundation
About the Henry T. Nicholas, III Foundation
The Foundation has been at the forefront nationally in supporting victims' rights, reflecting Dr. Nicholas' longstanding commitment to victims of violent crime. He has been a leader of the victims' rights movement since 1983, when his sister, Marsy, was murdered. He helped his parents found Justice for Homicide Victims, a leading non-profit organization that supports families of murder victims. Dr. Nicholas led the effort in 2008 to pass Marsy's Law, a state constitutional amendment that created a comprehensive Victims' Bill of Rights for California. Following this campaign, he formed Marsy's Law for All, an organization dedicated to enforcing the constitutional amendment, empowering victims' rights organizations, and creating a national movement to pass a victims' Bill of Rights as the 28th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Through Marsy's Law for All, the Foundation provides legal, technical, media and other resources to support victims' rights organizations and initiatives.
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The Henry T. Nicholas, III Foundation was created in 2006 with the vision of enabling and assisting communities and individuals to reach their highest potential. The Foundation is dedicated to improving lives through investment in Education, Youth Sports, Technology, Science, Medical Research, Victim's Rights, and National Defense.
Since its inception, the Foundation has provided more than $2.7 million to numerous public charities and non-profit organizations engaged in helping people build better lives for themselves and their neighbors.
The theme that unites the Foundation's various efforts into a single mission is investing in people and their futures:
- Grants are provided to help young people build strong educational and athletic foundations that will lead to healthy, productive and successful lives as adults.
- Advancement in science, technology and medicine is supported because these fields are the key to future health and prosperity for people and communities.
- Aid and support is provided to help violent crime victims and their families, and to assist the heroes who defend our nation and their families, because without safety and security there is no future.
Monat Gratitude Agency
Join MONAT Gratitude’s effort to invest in important educational resources that support the arts, music, entrepreneurship, and athletics in our communities around the world. Together, we’re changing lives! We believe in strengthening and investing in the nonprofits that are already part of our Market Partners’ lives and communities.
Gratitude Grants Program
MONAT Gratitude is committed to ensuring children, families, and communities—regardless of race, nationality, or income—have the opportunity to thrive. Through MONAT Gratitude Grants, eligible registered nonprofit organizations working to enhance and enrich educational resources in the areas targeted by our pledge will have the opportunity to apply for grants to support their programs and services. Areas of interest are: arts and culture, youth sports and recreation, and youth entrepreneurship
- ARTS AND CULTURE
- Support music and arts education programs for children in grades K–12.
- YOUTH SPORTS AND RECREATION
- Support youth sports programs in grades K–12 that inspire engagement and positively impact children in underserved communities.
- YOUTH ENTREPRENEURSHIP
- Support programs focused on providing opportunities for youth to explore entrepreneurship opportunities in K–12 after-school program
MONAT Gratitude provides single-year financial support grants ranging from $5,000 USD up to 20,000 USD per grantee.
Grants are reviewed three times a year; dates are subject to change and will be announced via email, website updates, and social media.
Snee-Reinhardt Charitable Foundation
The Snee-Reinhardt Charitable Foundation is a family foundation based on the philanthropic principals and traditions that began with William Snee and his wife Katherine Reinhardt-Snee several decades ago.
Their contributions supported the continued development of humanitarian programs, food and clothing for disaster relief, growth of the fine arts, advancement in medical research and innovation in educational programming. Even though the Snee-Reinhardt Charitable Foundation encompasses many broad areas of concern, or categories, there is no one area deemed more important than the next. Nevertheless, the Foundation has found it beneficial underwriting grants that are tangible in nature or serve a higher number of individuals within the community and surrounding areas. The Foundation continually aids organizations that are endlessly striving to serve the community in various ways such as improving social conditions, expanding education, and working to better the environment.
The Snee-Reinhardt Charitable Foundation’s Board of Directors has designated several areas of concern comprised of specific intentions.
- Arts/Culture: Performing arts, humanities, media and communications, multipurpose museums, public broadcasting, and historical preservations.
- Education: Promotional programs for elementary, secondary and vocational systems, colleges/universities, graduate programs, adult and multipurpose libraries.
- Environmental: Support of natural resources, beautification programs, pollution control, environmental education, and horticultural/botanical programs.
- Health/Medical: Rural health care, crisis intervention, special programs in health centers, and prevention/treatment of specific diseases.
- Human Services: Youth development and recreation, disaster relief, employment training/ placement, multipurpose agencies, and abuse prevention.
- Religion: The theological education and ecumenical programs as well as the mission of many churches, synagogues, and religious charities.
- Miscellaneous: Because every grant cannot be included into a category, the Snee-Reinhardt Charitable Foundation permits grants for animal welfare, community development, sports, camps, fire and police departments and economic development as miscellaneous grants.
Herbert E. Parker Charitable Trust
Herbert Parker was a lifelong resident of Denver, Colorado who worked as a tile contractor in the construction industry. The Herbert E. Parker Charitable Trust was established in 1982, pursuant to the terms of his Last Will and Testament, to fulfill his desire to further cancer research and to improve the lives of underprivileged children and children with special needs.
To carry out the donor’s stated preferences to support cancer research, the care and education of children with intellectual disabilities, and sporting programs for youth, particularly underprivileged children.
There are no program limitations; however, in accordance with the donor’s stated preferences, the foundation has a practice of primarily supporting cancer research, the care and education of children with intellectual disabilities, and sporting programs for youth, particularly underprivileged children. The trust has a practice of primarily supporting organizations that operate in Denver, Colorado due to the donor’s ties to this area.
- Human services