|There's been the Bud Bowl. There's been the Puppy Bowl. Of course, there's the Super Bowl. Now it's time for the Grant Bowl. We have compiled a list of grants from several foundations that fund a variety of subjects. These foundations feature players and teams competing in this Sunday's big game. The best thing about the Grant Bowl is the winner is YOU! So start applying now and let us know how we can assist you in all your grant needs.|
|Insider Tip: Wherever you are in the country, Google for the names of big-league sports stars in the nearest big city, plus the word “foundation.” Many individuals who do well in sports set up a personal foundation to support causes near to their hearts.|
The Elway Foundation and Heroes Foundation
(303) 768-8881 (No website)
Former Denver Bronco quarterback and current executive vice president of football operations, John Elway, has two different foundations that he puts his time and money into. The Elway Foundation supports community efforts to stop child abuse, including programs for treatment and prevention. The Heroes Foundation was created to assist veterans and active-duty military. Since neither of these foundations have websites the best option would be to contact the foundation by the phone number above to find out more about deadlines and criteria.
Serving the Charlotte and Atlanta communities, the Carolina Panthers' quarterback's foundation lives by the motto "Every1Matters." The foundation supports programs that fall along three focus areas: learns, plays, and gives. Every 1 Learns focuses on providing academic support and aid for academically talented or motivated youth who are lacking financial resources. It also serves to help mentoring and tutoring programs for all students, including those considered at-risk. In the Every 1 Plays category, the foundation aims to refurbish neighborhood parks, fields, playgrounds, and community centers. Resources are also provided for children who cannot financially afford to compete in sports and recreation opportunities. Under Every 1 Gives, the Cam Newton Foundation supports non-profit initiatives, especially those that promote volunteerism and help those in need. Applications for funding are accepted year round. The website does not have any past grantees or grant amounts listed.
The Carolina Panthers football team has a youth football equipment grant program available to youth football teams in the Carolinas. The program will award five grants valued at $1,000 each. Youth football programs applying for this grant must be a USA Football’s Heads Up Football (HUF) program or have signed up and committed to running HUF in 2015. It is expected the deadline to apply for 2016 will be in May. Check the website for more information on deadlines.
Put The Grant Helpers on your team. Our experts can step in wherever needed to help reach your goals–helping with program development, building a grant system, grant writing, grant administration and reporting, and many other areas. Find a full list of our services and then contact us for a free consultation.
Photo Credit: Parker Knight