Founded in 1974 by tennis legend Billie Jean King, the Women's Sports Foundation is dedicated to advancing the lives of girls and women through sports and physical activity.
To that end, the foundation’s GoGirlGo! program is accepting applications from organizations in New York City for programs that give girls access to physical activity and give them the confidence they need to become the next generation of healthy and successful leaders.
Through the program, grants of up to $2,500 will be awarded to New York City girl-serving agencies operating sport and physical activity programs and using the GoGirlGo! curriculum to serve girls between the ages of 5 and 13.
GoGirlGo! grants support sports/physical activity programs seeking to add new or expand existing program participation opportunities for an underserved population of girls, particularly economically disadvantaged girls and/or girls from populations with high incidences of health-risk behaviors. Funds requested may be used for athletic equipment, supplies, facility rental, league/tournament fees, travel, coaching, scholarships, and/or program administration expenses. Funds may only be used for girls’ sports/physical activity programs.
To be eligible, organizations must be considered tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and serve girls in New York City.
Online applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. EST on July 31. Grantees will be notified by October 31, 2017.
See the Women's Sports Foundation website for complete program guidelines, information about past grant recipients, and application instructions.