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Finish Line Youth Foundation

Deadline: September 30, 2015

The Finish Line Youth Foundation is a philanthropic outlet for the Finish Line, to help build a sense of legacy for all Finish Line employees, past and present. The Finish Line Youth Foundation focuses funding on organizations that provide opportunities for youth participation in the following areas:

  • Youth athletic programs: Community-based programs addressing active lifestyle and team building skills
  • Camps: Established camps with an emphasis on sports and active lifestyle, especially programs serving disadvantaged and special needs kids

The foundation may provide financial support for the following purposes:

  • Programs and projects: The foundation may support the direct costs of youth programming for requests in their areas of interest
  • Scholarships: The foundation may provide full or partial scholarship funding for camps or youth athletic programs

Amount: Grants will generally range from $1,000-$5,000. The Foundation also offers:

  1. Founder’s Grants, which are emergency funds in the case of natural disasters or other unforeseen circumstances; these grants range from $5,000-$25,000.
  2. Legacy Grants, which are for qualified organizations in need of improvements and/or renovations to existing buildings, grounds, and property or for new facilities and/or grounds; these grants range from $10,000-$75,000.

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations with IRS 501(c)(3) status, or created for eligible public purposes (such as public and private schools and state-funded universities and colleges). Organizations should be located within 25 miles of a Finish Line retail store.

Link: http://www.finishline.com/store/youthfoundation/guidelines.jsp

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