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Target Youth Soccer Grants

Grants to USA Nonprofits, Schools, and
Agencies for Youth Soccer Programs

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Deadline Date:

06/15/19 11:59 PM CDT


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Grants of $1,000 to USA nonprofit organizations, schools, and public agencies to support soccer programs for children and youth between the ages of 5 and 18. This grant offers support for field and player equipment, registration fees, and professional development and training for volunteer coaches. Preference will be given to programs serving in-need communities.

Eligible Costs:
- Scholarships / registration fees
- Player equipment (e.g., shin guards, balls, jerseys, shorts, socks)
- Field equipment (e.g., balls, cones, field flags, permanent goals)
- Certified training and / or professional development for volunteer coaching staff (non-administrative)

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 182108

Estimated Size of Grant:

As part of the program, Target will provide annual $1,000 grants on behalf of each Target store and distribution center in the US.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grants will be provided to US federally tax-exempt section 501(c)(3) charitable organizations, accredited schools, or public agencies located in the US that have soccer programs serving youth 5 to 18 years old.

Note: A public agency is an organization established and primarily funded by the U.S. government, such as public schools, public libraries, public parks, and law enforcement agencies. A public agency must be able to provide a valid Government affirmation letter or have a valid NCES number.

Not Funded:
- Infrastructure or capital expenses for soccer field development and maintenance 
- Administrative expenses
- Individual (Target-named) team sponsorships
- Transportation expenses related to tournaments
- Tournament sponsorships
- National soccer associations

Target also does not make grants to:
- Individuals
- Programs taking place outside of the United States, U.S. protectorates or Canada
- Educational institutions for regular instructional programs
- Religious organizations for religious purposes
- Treatment programs such as substance or alcohol abuse
- Professional athletic teams or events
- Fundraiser or gala events
- Advocacy or research groups
- Capital or building construction projects
- Endowment campaigns
- Elected officials
- Organizations that do not comply with the non-discrimination policy

Pre-Application Information:

- Applications are accepted between noon CDT May 1, 2019 and 11:59 pm CDT June 15, 2019.
- Grants will be awarded in October 2019.


Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Eligibility quiz and online application:

If you have questions related to Target youth soccer grants, please call the program’s Customer Service line at (507) 931-8397 or email

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Geographic Focus:

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