Safe Places to Play Grants

In-Kind Grants to USA Nonprofits to Build Soccer
Fields for Children in Underserved Communities

GrantWatch ID#: 180328
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

U.S. Soccer Foundation



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In-kind grants of lighting, irrigation, synthetic turf, and court construction costs to USA nonprofit organizations to build soccer fields in underserved communities. Letters of intent are due by October 26, 2017. Funding is intended to support soccer programs and encourage children to lead an active and healthy lifestyle.

To be eligible for a Safe Places to Play grant application, your organization must have at least 50% of the funding required to complete your project. in most cases, the Safe Places to Play grant opportunity provides less than 50% of the cost of project.

More about the grant application process:

You will need to submit a Letter of Interest (LOI) to the U.S. Soccer Foundation's Grants department. Within three weeks of submitting a Safe Places to Play LOI, organizations will receive one of two responses:

(1) An invitation to complete a full application for a Safe Places to Play grant, which will be completed online.
(2) A brief explanation of why an organization was not invited to formally apply (i.e. – eligibility issues, does not match the Foundation’s mission, etc.).

2017 Spring Grant Cycle:
2/3/17 - Letter of Interest [LOI] due
2/10/17 - Application Deadline

2017 Summer Grant Cycle:
5/26/17 - Letter of Interest [LOI] due
6/02/17 - Application Deadline

2017 Fall Grant Cycle:
9/29/17 - Letter of Interest [LOI] due
10/06/17 - Application Deadline

As part of your LOI submission, you must obtain and submit an official project quote from the appropriate U.S. Soccer Foundation Corporate Partner(s) relating to your project. Before submitting your LOI, please contact the appropriate partner(s) for your project from the list below. Your request to the appropriate partner(s) should contain specifics of your project such as field measurements, including square footage, timeline, and your organization’s financial capacity and plans for covering the project’s cost beyond the assistance of the Foundation’s grant funding.

Please allow a minimum of 15 business days for each corporate partner to return a completed project quote to you. Organizations contacting a corporate partner less than 15 business days prior to an LOI deadline may not be accepted for that particular grant cycle.

- Synthetic Turf: AstroTurf (Anthony DiCicco:
- Lighting: Musco Lighting (Visit and complete the form)
- Irrigation: Hunter Industries (Lynda Wightman:
- Sport Court: Sport Court (Joel

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

Apply online:

Alex Bard, Grants and Compliance Officer

US Soccer Foundation
1211 Connecticut Ave., NW Suite 500
Washington, DC 20036

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