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
$10,000 - $75,000
New facilities improvements and/or
renovations to existing buildings,
grounds, and property.
$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
|Grants Application Period||Review Period||Grants Awarded By|
|Jan. 1 - Mar. 31||Apr. - May||June 1|
|Apr. 1 - Jun. 30||Jul. - Aug.||September 1|
|Jul. 1 - Sept. 30||Oct. - Nov.||December 1|
|Oct. 1 - Dec. 31||Jan. - Feb.||March 1|
Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a quarterly basis. The board of directors will meet one month after each quarter to review the qualified grant applications received during that period.
Note: All applications must be filed electronically. Applications sent via mail will not be considered.
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.
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.
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.
Beauty or talent contests.
Sponsor teams, special events or fundraising activities.
Medical, scientific or academic research.
Pay for travel or trips.