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, especially those serving disadvantaged children and those with special needs.
The foundation provides grants in three categories: Programmatic Grants, Legacy Grants, and Founder’s Grants.
1): Programmatic Grants: Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded to support opportunities for kids to participate in community-based youth athletic programs and camps that emphasize active lifestyles, especially programs that serve disadvantaged and special needs kids.
2) Legacy Grants: Grants of up to $75,000 will be awarded to support new facilities improvements and/or renovations to existing buildings, grounds, and property.
3) Founder's Grant: Grants of up to $25,000 will be awarded for emergency needs that might somehow be keeping the organization from providing current services, such as natural disasters or other unforeseen fiscal circumstances.
To be eligible, applicants must be a nonprofit organization recognized as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. 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.