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Grants And Funding Opportunities

Grants And Funding Opportunities

In our ongoing effort to make youth sports “more affordable” MomsTeam will add to this list as new opportunities present themselves. We will also make announcements to Twitter and Facebook pages so be sure to Like and Follow us there too. If you would like to add to the list please send an email to: info@momsteam.com
Grantees: 
This is who (individuals and/or groups) may apply. Some sources have geographic preferences, so be sure to read carefully before applying.
Awards: 
This is for how much one might be able to apply.
Deadline: 
This is the date or cycle for applications to be received.

SNY PLAY BALL!

SNY PLAY BALL! presented by Citi is a program to support youth baseball and softball leagues/divisions (players ages 6-12 only) in communities in the New York metropolitan area, including New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania (Pike County) and Long Island 

Grantees: 
Grantees: SNY PLAY BALL! presented by Citi is a program to support youth baseball and softball leagues/divisions (players ages 6-12 only) in communities in the New York metropolitan area, including New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania (Pike County) and Long Island (please view application for a full list of eligible counties). In 2012, six non-profit and tax-exempt organizations that demonstrate a financial need will be selected to receive a $5,000 grant to be used for the purchase of player equipment and uniforms, field maintenance and renovations, and other annual operating expenses such as umpire fees. Organizations are selected on the following criteria: 1) Areas served; 2) Ratio of operating budget to players; 3) Stated need and plan; 4) Creativity, originality and content of essay. SNY and Citi are also providing two additional $5,000 grants in conjunction with the Baseball Tomorrow Fund (BTF). Selection and eligibility requirements to receive a BTF grant are identical to those for the PLAY BALL! grant. Organizations simply need to submit one PLAY BALL! application to be eligible to receive either a PLAY BALL! or BTF grant – duplicate applications are not required. Applicants will be considered for both types of grant; however, a selected organization will receive either a PLAY BALL! grant or a BTF grant, but not both.
Awards: 
$40,000 (six individual PLAY BALL! $5,000 grants, two individual Baseball Tomorrow Fund $5,000 grants) (Note: three PLAY BALL! grants have already been awarded. A total of five grants remain – three PLAY BALL! and two BTF grants)
Deadline: 
June 15, 2012

Major League Baseball Foundation

The Major League Baseball Foundation supports many organizations through its Baseball Tomorrow Fund and through its Rookie League. The Baseball Tomorrow Fund is a joint initiative between Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association. The mission of the Baseball Tomorrow Fund is to promote and enhance the growth of baseball in the United States, Canada and throughout the world by funding programs, fields and equipment purchases to encourage and maintain youth participation in the game. 
Grantees: 
Grants from the Baseball Tomorrow Fund are designed to be sufficiently flexible to enable applicants to address needs unique to their communities. The funds may be used to finance a new program, expand or improve an existing program, undertake a new collaborative effort, or obtain facilities or equipment necessary for youth baseball or softball programs. The Rookie League Pitching Machine Program can be a bridge between tee ball and live pitch baseball. Both programs partners with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
Awards: 
The Baseball Tomorrow Fund does not specify a maximum grant award; however, the average grant award is approximately $50,000. The applicant must determine how much funding is required for the project; however, written cost estimates and documentation to support the request are required.
Deadline: 
Open, grants are awarded on a quarterly basis and are due on the first of January, April, July, and October

Amelia Peabody Foundation

The primary mission of the Amelia Peabody Foundation is to increase the number, range and depth of positive learning experiences available to materially disadvantaged youth living in the cities and towns of Massachusetts.

 

Grantees: 
Most Peabody grants range from $10,000 to $1,000,000 and are made to organizations that serve disadvantaged, inner-city youth populations. Most often the organizations receiving grants will be located in the very neighborhoods that they would serve by their efforts and will employ staff members of the populations that they serve. Additionally, Peabody grants are made for almost any project that serves to promote and enhance the grantee organization's mission: for existing and new programs, for capital acquitions, for the renovation of existing buildings and facilities, for the repair, maintenace and purchace of equipment.
Awards: 
Peabody grants are made in a wide range of sizes, but always correspond to the requirements of the proposal, the size of the organization and its capacity to accomplish the grant purpose. Most grants fall in the $10,000 to $50,000 range for programs or operations. A smaller number of grants, generally in the $50,000 to $100,000 range, are capital improvement grants or other grants which also take an organization to a new level of operations in respect to the quality or quantity of services provided.
Deadline: 
Grants are reviewed on a quarterly basis.

Grants To Build Skateboard Parks

The primary mission of the Tony Hawk Foundation is to promote high quality, public skate parks in low-income areas throughout the United States. Not every area can afford to build big, expensive skateparks, the foundation feels strongly that public skateparks should be designed and constructed by experienced contractors. They also believe that local officials should treat public skateparks the same way they treat public basketball courts or tennis courts, meaning that anyone may show up and use them anytime, unsupervised.

Grantees: 
1. are designed and built from concrete by qualified and experienced skatepark contractors. 2. include local skaters throughout the planning, fundraising, and design process. 3. are in low-income areas and/or areas with a high population of "at-risk" youth. 4. can demonstrate a strong grassroots commitment to the project, particularly in the form of fundraising by local skateboarders and other community groups. 5. have a creative mix of street obstacles (rails, ledges, stairs, etc.) and transition/vert terrain (quarterpipes, bowls, halfpipes, etc.) 6. don’t require skaters or their parents to sign waivers. 7. encourage skaters to look after their own safety and the safety of others without restricting their access to the park or over-regulating their use of it. 8. are open during daylight hours, 365 days a year. 9. don’t charge an entrance fee. 10. are in areas that currently have no skateboarding facilities.
Awards: 
Minimum Grant: $ 1,000 Maximum Grant: $25,000
Deadline: 
The Tony Hawk Foundation Grant Application is currently not available. The next grant season begins June 15, 2012. The application will be available at that time, and due on July 2, 2012. We recommend downloading the Printable Worksheet (linked above) and preparing your answers there before starting the actual online Application form.

Got Milk Campaign

Compete for a chance to join Team Refuel:

 The top athletes of Team Refuel know refueling with lowfat chocolate milk is one of the best ways to rehydrate, replenish and rebuild their bodies after a tough workout.

Grantees: 
The National Milk Mustache got milk? Campaign is looking for more outstanding athletes – like you! – to join the team.
Awards: 
$250 individual grant or $500 group grant.
Deadline: 
Applications are accepted the 1st – 15th of each month. Come back on the 1st to apply for a chance to join Team Refuel

Easton Foundations

The Easton Foundations are honored to announce that over the last year it has funded over$4.8 million in grants and programs. The Foundations funding supports archery, youth baseball,softball and cycling, as well as education and medical research.

Grantees: 
Archery education, training, outreach, and range development projects
Awards: 
There is a range of grants that are available.
Deadline: 
All project proposals and grant requests over $25,000 must be received by the Foundation by September 1 for the Fall review to be considered by the Foundation in the semi-annual grant review process.

Do Something Seed Grant

Are you working to start a community action project or program? Do you need money to put your ideas into action? If you answered, "YES!", you are eligible to apply for a Do Something Seed Grant. We give out a $500 Do Something Seed Grant every week to help young people just like YOU! These grants can be used towards project ideas and programs that are just getting started, or to jump-start your program and realize your ideas for the first time.

These grants can also be used towards projects that are already developed and sustainable, towards the next steps of your project and organization to help you as you look to expand your project and grow your impact.

Grantees: 
The applicant must be 25 OR UNDER
Awards: 
$500 per week
Deadline: 
Submissions accepted on a rolling basis.

Finish Line Youth Foundation

Finish Line Youth Foundation focuses funding on organizations that provide opportunities for youth participation in the following areas:
  • Youth athletic programs - Community-based programs addressing active lifestyle and team building skills.
  • Camps - Established camps with an emphasis on sports and active lifestyle, especially programs serving disadvantaged and special needs kids.
Grantees: 
Community-based youth athletic programs and camps.
Awards: 
Grants typically range from $1,000 - $5,000.
Deadline: 
Applications accepted quarterly: March 31, June 30, Sept. 30, Dec. 31.

Good Sports (Equipment Grants)

Good Sports is a non-profit whose mission is to increase youth participation in sports, recreation and fitness activities. Good Sports provides sports equipment, apparel, and footwear to youth organizations offering sports, fitness and recreational programs to youth in need. Please read the following carefully prior to applying for equipment grant to better understand our criteria and our process.
Grantees: 
Direct-service athletic programs reaching youth in disadvantaged areas.
Awards: 
In-kind athletic equipment grants.
Deadline: 
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.
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