Foundation / Corporation
U.S. Soccer Foundation
In-kind grants of up to $50,000 to USA nonprofit organizations, agencies, schools, and churches to build soccer fields in underserved communities. Applicants must submit a letter of intent prior to submitting a full application. Funding is intended to help cover the costs associated with lighting, irrigation, construction, surfacing, and enhancement of soccer fields.
Safe Places to Play transforms abandoned courts, empty schoolyards, vacant lots and the like into state-of-the-art soccer fields for kids.
For communities where space is at a premium, Safe Places to Play developed "the mini-pitch." These are small, customized areas perfectly suited for organized soccer programs and pick-up games. Mini-pitches provide a quality playing surface for kids. They also transform the look and feel of neighborhoods.
- All Safe Places to Play grants function as product credit towards the grant project.
- Adjustments to scope of project must be approved by the Foundation.
GrantWatch ID#: 180328
Maximum support by category (Amounts may wary depending on availability of funds and established funding agreements with the Foundation's preferred vendors):
- Irrigation = $15,000 which could cover 100% of irrigation material costs (excludes installation)
- Lighting = $25,000 for single field projects; $50,000 for multi-field projects
- SportCourt = Up to 33% of PowerGame™ material cost
The funded project should have a clear timeline, with a plan to complete the project within one year of the grant award.
USA: Alabama; Alaska; Arizona; Arkansas; California; Colorado; Connecticut; Delaware; Florida; Georgia; Hawaii; Idaho; Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas; Kentucky; Louisiana; Maine; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Minnesota; Mississippi; Missouri; Montana; Nebraska; Nevada; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New Mexico; New York City; New York; North Carolina; North Dakota; Ohio; Oklahoma; Oregon; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; South Carolina; South Dakota; Tennessee; Texas; Utah; Vermont; Virginia; Washington, DC; Washington; West Virginia; Wisconsin; Wyoming