The Finish Line Youth Foundation, the charitable arm of athletic products retailer Finish Line, provides funding to support youth athletic programs and sports-based camps, with priority given to those serving disadvantaged children and children with special needs.
1) Programmatic Grants: Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded to nonprofit organizations for community-based athletic programs and camps that teach active-lifestyle and team-building skills.
2) Legacy Grants: Grants of up to $75,000 will be awarded for new facilities improvements and/or renovations to existing buildings and property.
3) Founder's Grant: Grants of up to $25,000 will be awarded for emergency needs created by an unforeseen circumstance such as a natural disaster or unforeseen fiscal circumstance.
To be eligible, applicants must be a nonprofit organization recognized as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Preference will be given to organizations that provide opportunities for participation for children and young adults age 18 and under, and whose activities provide direct services to individuals and produce tangible results. Priority will be given to organizations or programs located near Finish Line retail stores.
See the Finish Line Youth Foundation website for complete program guidelines, an eligibility quiz, and application instructions.