Our Foundation enlisted legal experts to create a tip sheet for professional athletes who have lost income due to this global pandemic.

Adopt An
Athlete Program

Share in the Olympic journey by giving an elite athlete the resources necessary to be competitive on the grandest of all competitive stages, the Olympic Games. You may select the particular event in which you choose to sponsor an athlete. Specifically, your contribution will help cover the expenses directly associated with Olympic training.


Elite Athlete

The USATF Foundation supports elite athletes as they strive to achieve their dream of competing in an Olympic Games, a World Championship or other Team USA competition. The Foundation provides assistance to athletes that meet its grant application criteria, including income thresholds and performance standards.



The USATF Foundation considers providing opportunities for youth athletes to compete in track & field a top priority. We encourage youth track clubs and programs from all areas of the United States to apply for financial assistance.


Hear straight from Team USA athletes we have helped

Team USA is the only privately funded Team in the world. American athletes need and count on our financial assistance. Our grant funding has changed lives… Here’s how

Meet Foundation Chairman, Bob Greifeld and our Board of Directors

We’ve assembled a passionate and generous group of individuals from a variety of industries and all walks of life who simply want to make a difference in athlete’s lives and grow the sport they love.


Latest News

  • PITTSBURGH – The USA Track and Field Foundation is excited to announce four recipients of their newly established Maternity Grant: Shannon Rowbury, Molly Huddle, Ce’Aira Brown, and Elvin Kibet.  Each recipient will receive $4,000 in support. The Foundation is committed to supporting mother-athletes who pursue......

  • PITTSBURGH – Gary Retelny has been named as a Director of the USA Track & Field Foundation Board, USATF Foundation CEO, Tom Jackovic and Chairman, Bob Greifeld announced today. For more than a decade, Gary has served as President and CEO of Institutional Shareholder Services,......

  • PITTSBURGH – To put an exclamation point on a record-setting year of grants, the USA Track & Field Foundation is excited to award a final round of grants to elite athletes with the announcement of 50 Pitch Johnson travel grant recipients.  These grants total $75,000......

Gratitude From Our Elite Athletes & Youth Clubs

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The USA Track & Field Foundation provides a means to attract and guide funds to new and innovative track & field programs with an emphasis on providing opportunities for youth athletes, emerging elite athletes, and distance training centers. The Foundation depends upon donations from its Board of Directors, major gifts and from generous fans of track & field.

Elite athletes are supported by the Foundation via monetary grants and participation in Run With US! Youth athletes are supported via monetary grants to youth clubs.

For more information, or to contribute to the USA Track & Field Foundation, Click Here or contact Tom Jackovic at (412) 398-2484 or