Tip the Hat Award

Grants to USA Nonprofits for Youth Programs
that Promote Healthy and Active Lifestyles

GrantWatch ID#: 177457
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Lids Foundation

12/11/16 11:59 PM EST

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Grants starting at $25,000 to USA nonprofits for youth programs in the areas of health and physical activity. Preference will be given to youth athletic programs and sports related activities. In addition to promoting healthy and active lifestyles, programs should also emphasize leadership and growth opportunities.

The Foundation is particularly interested in:

- Organizations providing opportunities for participation for children and young adults age 18 and under
- Organizations that provide opportunity or service directly to young people
- The potential impact of the program/project and the number of people who will benefit
- The organization’s fiscal responsibility and management qualifications
- The ability of an organization to maintain a funded program after it has been established.
- Organizations with volunteer opportunities.



Five (5) organizations will receive the following amounts (collectively the “Winners”):
- One (1) organization will be awarded $125,000 (“First Place Winner”)
- One (1) organization will be awarded $75,000 (“Second Place Winner”)
- One (1) organization will be awarded $50,000 (“Third Place Winner”)
- Two (2) organizations will be awarded $25,000 (“Remaining Winners”)

This grant is only open to 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organizations possessing a valid 501(c)(3) determination letter from the Internal Revenue Service.

The Foundation will not make grants to:

- Organizations not currently exempt from federal taxation under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or created for eligible public purposes (such as public and private schools and state-funded universities and colleges)
- Lobbying, political, sectarian, or religious programs
- Organizations that unlawfully discriminate as to race, religion, income, gender, disability or national origin
- Foundations affiliated with a for-profit entity
- Deficit reduction
- Endowments, trust funds, or fellowships
- Fees for participation in competitive programs
- Individuals
- Veteran, fraternal, or labor organizations serving only their members
- Trips and tours, conferences and seminars, or conventions
- Advertising, film, or video projects
- Reducing the cost of utility service (prohibited by law)
- Membership fees or association fees, either personal or corporate
- Public policy research/advocacy
- Seed money/start-up costs

All applying organizations (each an “Entrant” and collectively the “Entrants”) are recommended to be sponsored by a current LIDS employee.

Finalists will be informed around January 18, 2017.

Winners will be notified around March 1, 2017.


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

To apply:

Email the entry to:

Alternatively, entry can be mailed to:
LIDS Foundation
10555 LIDS Way
Zionsville, IN 46077

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