Professional athletes are more than just game changers on the field. Athletes from a wide variety of sports have foundations that support an assortment of causes. Unlike the majority of grants we normally write about, these grants don’t always come in the form of money. Visits from the athlete and supplies for programs are other forms of grants from these types of foundations. Grants from these foundations can still have huge impacts on communities and organizations. Whether you are a school, non-profit, or municipal organization, don’t forget to check into these foundations for potential funding. Below is a hand-selected list of these type of grants.
Grants from this NASCAR driver’s foundation go toward helping our furry friends. Non-profit humane societies, spay/neuter clinics, and no-kill animal shelters throughout the United States are eligible to apply for grants for spay/neuter initiatives, vet care/medical supplies, pet supplies, and operating expenses. The maximum grant amount is $5,000. Organizations dealing with animals other than dogs and cats are not eligible. The deadline for submitting the 2014 grant application is Friday, Aug. 29. Funding decisions are made each December.
This football player’s foundation is dedicated to supporting children’s mental, physical, and emotional health by assisting programs that help these causes. The foundation actively supports organizations committed to assisting meningitis victims, particularly infected children, since Branch’s own son was diagnosed with this infection as a child.
The Strike 3 Foundation, established by Craig Breslow of the Boston Red Sox, offers grants to hospitals and other healthcare agencies to help improve the delivery of care to pediatric cancer patients and their families. The foundation also aims to eliminate healthcare disparities and to ensure that all children with cancer have access to necessary treatment. The grant process starts with a Letter of Intent, which can be submitted at any time throughout the year.
The Carmelo Anthony Foundation and Syracuse University coach’s Jim & Juli Boeheim Foundation have paired up to build basketball courts for kids. The program is targeted toward disadvantaged children in Syracuse and Puerto Rico. The program builds new basketball courts as well as refurbishes old courts.
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