USATF Foundation accepting youth club grant applications

USATF Foundation accepting youth club grant applications

INDIANAPOLIS – The USA Track & Field Foundation is currently accepting youth grant applications from interested clubs and organizations for its first round of 2012 youth grants, announced USA Track & Field Foundation Executive Director Tom Jackovic and Chairman Bob Greifeld.

We encourage youth track clubs and programs from all areas of the United States to apply for financial assistance. The Foundation favors the use of grant money to expand existing youth programs/clubs, to provide additional competitive opportunities for children and to enhance the experience for all participants. Preference is given to clubs that are based in low-income areas. It also favors programs that have a history of solid financial management, multiple funding sources and community support. Allowable expenses include equipment, uniforms, meet fees, travel, facility rental, staff and volunteer training, and outreach.

Interested parties may fill out the USA Track & Field Foundation grant application online at

The Foundation will be reviewing the applications over the next several weeks and applicants are encouraged to submit their application as soon as possible to receive consideration. The deadline for grant applications for this round of grants is March 15. Grant award winners are expected to be selected and announced in late March.

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