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Ben Roethlisberger Foundation (BRF) Grant

Grants to USA Police and Fire Departments in
Multiple States to Support their Canine Units

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Ben Roethlisberger Foundation (BRF)

Deadline Date:

08/15/17 Postmarked


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Grants to USA police and fire departments in multiple states to support their canine units. Funding will primarily be provided to help fire and police department canine units in the purchase of dogs and dog safety vests, but other types of canine related needs are also considered. The grants will be distributed in the cities and surrounding communities of each regular season away game for the Steelers during the 2017 NFL season including the Cleveland, Chicago, Baltimore, Kansas City, Detroit, Indianapolis, Cincinnati, and Houston areas.

In addition, the Foundation will continue to make grants to several police and fire department K-9 units in the Pittsburgh area following Super Bowl LII. If the Steelers make the post-season, a grant will also be distributed to a non-NFL market city.

The mission of the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation is to support K-9 units of police and fire departments throughout the United States with a particular emphasis on support for service dogs in Pittsburgh, PA.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 173944

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

K-9 units of police and fire departments in Pittsburgh, PA and in the city/surrounding area of each regular season away game for the Steelers in the 2017 regular season are eligible.

The Ben Roethlisberger Foundation can only distribute grants to qualified 501(c)(3) organizations.
Although police and fire departments are tax-exempt organizations, they do not typically hold 501(c)(3) designation and thus, must show support from a 501(c)(3) organization that is willing to accept funding on the department’s behalf. Each application must come from a police or fire department with support from a charity. Charities outside the police and fire department are not eligible to apply on their own.

Eligible Communities and Estimated Announcement Date:

Cleveland, OH (Thursday, September 7, 2017)
Chicago, IL (Thursday, September 21, 2017)
Baltimore, MD (Thursday, September 28, 2017)
Kansas City, MO (Thursday, October 12, 2017)
Detroit, MI (Thursday, October 26, 2017)
Indianapolis, IN (Thursday, November 9, 2017)
Cincinnati, OH (Monday, December 4, 2017)
Houston, TX (Thursday December 21, 2017)
Non-NFL Market City* (TBD)
Pittsburgh, PA (After Super Bowl 2018)

*If the Steelers make the playoffs, BRF will also award a grant(s) anywhere in the USA that is not in an NFL market.

Pre-Application Information:

Application Deadline: All Applications much be postmarked by Tuesday, August 15, 2017

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Click on the link in the Supporting Documents section below to access the application.

Note: Hard copies of the application received by mail, fax or email will not be accepted.

Contact Information:

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

The Ben Roethlisberger Foundation
c/o The Giving Back Fund
5757 West Century Blvd., Suite 410
Los Angeles, CA 90045

Jessica Duffaut

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Illinois: Chicago Area;   Indiana: Indianapolis Area;   Maryland: Baltimore Area;   Michigan: Detroit Area;   Missouri: Kansas City Area;   Ohio: Cleveland and Cincinnati Areas;   Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh area;   Texas: Houston Area