Elite Athlete Development Application

Elite athletes are asked to complete an application every year they would like to be considered for a grant. The suggested time frame for application submission is during the months of APRIL or MAY each year. Our deadline for submission is May 31st. Please read the eligibility criteria before starting the application.

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Youth Club Grant Application

Youth track & field and running clubs are invited to apply for financial assistance. Applications for a Youth Club Grant will be accepted throughout the year and grants will be awarded in February. Grantees will be contacted directly if they should be selected. Each individual organization is eligible for one grant per calendar year. Preference will be given to clubs that are affiliated with USATF.

At this time the Foundation is unable to accept facility requests such as track resurfacing, funding for new tracks, etc. As much as we would like to be able to assist with these important inquires it is out of scope for our Foundation at this time.

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Maternity Grant Application

The USATF Foundation is accepting formal letters of request for funding throughout the year.  The Maternity Grant committee will consider and award grants on a quarterly basis dependent on available funding.  Please include in your letter:

        1. A detailed description of your current situation (expecting or recovering from childbirth)
        2. Timeline including conception date and estimated due date
        3. Include your intentions and plans for after child birth
        4. How the Foundation funding would benefit you personally and in your track & field/running career.

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Maternity Grant Eligibility

For an athlete to be considered, an athlete must:

  • Be a USA citizen and eligible to represent the USA at all levels of international competition as of application date; and
  • Be training for the next World Championships or Olympic Games before conception date and have intentions to do so after childbirth; and
  • Rank in at least one of the following before conception date:
        1. “TOP 10 IN THE USA” in their event in either of the past two years; and/or
        2. “TOP 50 IN THE WORLD”, and/or
        3. “TOP 5 IN THE NCAA” standings (if applicant graduated College and turned pro within the previous 18 months before application date).


Grants will only be awarded to athletes who are going through pregnancy and childbirth themselves, not to a spouse or significant other of an athlete in this situation.

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