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Finish Line Youth Foundation

Deadline: September 30, 2017

The Finish Line Youth Foundation is a philanthropic outlet for the Finish Line to make a difference in the lives of youth in the communities it serves. The Foundation supports organizations that provide opportunities for kids (18 and under) to participate in community-based youth athletic programs and camps that emphasize active lifestyles, especially programs that serve disadvantaged and special needs kids. The Foundation offers three grant programs:

  • Founder’s grants: Provides support for emergency needs that would somehow be keeping the organization from providing current services, such as natural disasters or other unforeseen fiscal circumstances
  • Legacy grants: Provides support for new facility improvements and/or renovations to existing buildings, grounds, and property
  • Programmatic grants: Provide opportunities for kids to participate in community-based youth athletic programs and camps that emphasize active lifestyles, especially programs that serve disadvantaged kids and kids with special needs

Amount: Varies by grant type:

  • Founder’s Grants: $5,000-$25,000
  • Legacy Grants: $10,000-$75,000
  • Programmatic Grants: Up to $5,000

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations with IRS 501(c)(3) status. No support to public and private schools. Organizations should be located in a community served by Finish Line. Eligible areas include:

  • Neighborhood store includes any Finish Line stores within 25 miles of organization
  • Area store includes any Finish Line stores within 50 miles of organization
  • Regional store includes any Finish Line stores within 100 miles of organization

Link: http://www.finishline.com/store/corporate/gadgets/guidelines.jsp

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