Bowerman Track Renovation Program

Posted by on October 28, 2005

[posted from RFP Bulletin]

Nike Accepting Applications for Bowerman Track Renovation Program
Deadline: Open

A philanthropic initiative of Nike, Inc. (<a href=""></a>), the Bowerman Track Renovation Program provides matching cash grants to community-based, youth-oriented organizations that seek to refurbish or construct running tracks.

Administered by Nike’s Community Affairs department, this ten-year, $2 million program provides matching funds of up to $50,000 to youth-oriented nonprofit organizations anywhere in the world. The program distributes approximately $200,000 in matching grants each year.

Organizations applying for the grant must demonstrate a need for running track refurbishment or construction. Grant recipients will provide track access to neighboring communities. Bowerman Track Renovation Program funds must be matched in some amount by other contributors by an agreed-upon deadline. Recipients of a Bowerman Track Renovation grant are encouraged, but not required, to use Nike Grind technology to resurface their track. Nike Grind material is made of recycled athletic shoes sliced and ground into rubber granules, providing a superior, environmentally conscious all-weather track surface.

U.S. applicants should be exempt from income taxes under Section 501(c)(3) or 509(a) of the Internal Revenue Code and be defined as a public charity or a unit of government. Athletic booster clubs, schools, and school districts are considered public charities and are eligible to apply. Applicants outside the United States should be charitable in purpose and nongovernmental organizations. To be eligible, applicants must employ at least one full-time staff person and maintain a viable track program serving boys and girls, ages 14-18.

Proposals will be accepted on an ongoing basis through May 31, 2009. A committee of Nike representatives meets to review eligible completed proposals quarterly (i.e., January, March, June, and September).

Complete program guidelines and an application form are available at the Nike Web site.

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