USA Swimming Foundation Accepting Applications to 'Make a Splash' Program

The USA Swimming Foundation serves as the philanthropic arm of USA Swimming. Established in 2004, the foundation works to strengthen the sport by saving lives and building champions — in the pool and in life. Whether teaching children how to swim through its Make a Splash initiative, or providing financial support to the U.S. National Team, the foundation aims to provide the wonderful experience of swimming to kids at all levels across the country.

To that end, the foundation is accepting applications for its Make a Splash program. Through the program, grants totaling more than $600,000 will be awarded in 2019 through Spring and Fall funding rounds. Funding will be provided to programs directly benefiting children who would not otherwise receive the opportunity to learn to swim, and individual grant awards will range between $1,000 and $15,000, depending on the service category.

To be considered, applicants must be a Make a Splash Local Partner in good standing and provide a detailed project budget and program narrative as part of their application. 

Interested swim-lesson providers who are not yet Make a Splash Local Partners will need to complete the Local Partner application prior to December 31, 2018, to be eligible for 2019 grant funding. 

See the USA Swimming Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

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Deadline: December 31, 2018