Safe Places to Play Grants

Posted by U.S. Soccer Foundation on November 16, 2015

U.S. Soccer Foundation Invites Letters of Interest for Safe Places to Play Grants

Since 1995, the U.S. Soccer Foundation has awarded grants to more than six hundred organizations in the United States in support of projects designed to keep children in underserved communities active, healthy, and safe. Urban areas often lack available space for children to play outside. In order to provide an opportunity for all children to play soccer, the foundation has taken on the task of providing children across the nation with safe places to play.

To that end, the foundation is accepting Letters of Inquiry for its Safe Places to Play program, which provides grants to organizations to help them build or enhance a field space in their communities. Grants of up to $50,000 will be awarded for the installation of field surfaces, lighting, and irrigation for field space in urban settings.

To be eligible, an applicant must apply on behalf of a program or project operating in the U.S.; and be a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, school, municipality, college or university, or sovereign tribal nation. Applicant must own or have a minimum ten-year land lease/land use agreement for the land where the field is or will be built, and must possess at least 50 percent of funding required to complete the project. All work must be done by a vendor identified as a U.S. Soccer Foundation Corporate Partner; Safe Places to Play grants are mostly in-kind grants and function as a credit with the respective vendor.

LOIs must be received no later than January 29, 2016. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a complete application by February 5, 2016.

Complete program guidelines and application materials are available at the U.S. Soccer Foundation website.


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