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US Soccer Foundation Program & Field Grants

Soccer Program Grants for Active,
Healthy, and Safe Children

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

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US Soccer Foundation

Deadline Date:

10/29/10 5:00 PM


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Grants ranging up to $200,000 to be awarded to support projects throughout the U.S. that focus on keeping children in vulnerable communities active, healthy and safe from the dangers of the streets. The Foundation awards grants to help pay for field development, uniforms, player equipment, travel costs, facility rental, registration costs, and training for players, coaches and referees.

The highest priority will be given to projects and programs that develop players, coaches, and referees in economically disadvantaged urban areas encompassing populations of 50,000 or more.

The Foundation is especially interested in organizations that incorporate a youth development element such as anti-violence, anti-drugs, healthy lifestyles, etc. into their soccer programs.

The grants cycle includes three grant categories:
Program Grants, Field Grants, and Footprint Field Grants.

The U.S. Soccer Foundation awards Program Grants to help pay for uniforms, player equipment, travel costs, facility rental, registration costs, and training for players, coaches and referees.

Our Field Grants assist with every stage of the field building process – from planning and designing a new field to installing the finishing touches such as lights and field boards.

In cooperation with our National Partner, FieldTurf, the Foundation awards grants to build synthetic grass soccer fields that are durable and can be used in all weather conditions.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 123819

Number of Grants:


Estimated Size of Grant:

$100,000 max for Program & Field Grants; $200,000 max for Footprint Fields Grants

Term of Contract:

1 year

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Apply on behalf of a program or project operating in the United States; Be a not-for-profit organization, school, municipality, college or university, public school, or sovereign tribal nation that meets the established focus for the 2011 Grant Cycle; Apply for a soccer-specific program or field building project.

To be eligible for consideration for a Field or Footprint Field Grant, applicants must:

Own or have a minimum 10 year lease/land use agreement on the land where the field building project will take place; Have written authorization from the community where the field building project will take place to add lights to the field(s) (if applying for lights as part of the project).

Pre-proposal Conference:

The Foundation held Q & A Calls in July & August to answer questions related to the Grants cycle. View the full transcripts or submit your own question:

Pre-Application Information:

It is recommended to read through the Grant Applicants FAQ:

Prepare the application by reviewing the Grant Applicant Checklist:

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

U.S. Soccer Foundation
1211 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Suite 500
Washington, DC 20036

Telephone: (202) 872-9277
Fax: (202) 872-6655

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