Safe Places to Play Grant



  • Award Min: $15,000.00
  • Award Max: $200,000.00
  • Quantity: Unknown


  • Deadline: Feb 01, 2014

Eligibility Requirements for All Grant Applicants:
1. Operate in the United States: Funding may only go towards programming or projects located in the United States. Organizations that are based in the United States, but only offer programming abroad, are not eligible for the Annual Grants cycle. While the Foundation commends organizations that provide soccer programming abroad, we do not support such organizations financially through our Annual Grants cycle. International organizations may qualify for donations of soccer equipment through our Passback program.

2. Tax-exempt: Application must be submitted by an organization with IRS approved tax exempt status at the time of application.

a.Examples of tax-exempt organizations: any group with 501(c)(3) status, churches,
individual schools or school districts, cities or municipalities, etc.
b.Individuals are not eligible to apply for funding.

3. Soccer programming: Applicant must offer soccer-specific programming

In Order To Play Soccer, You Need Space.

We Believe That Every Child Deserves The Opportunity To Play Soccer In A Safe Place.

Urban Areas Often Lack Available Space For Children To Play Outside. In Order To Provide An Opportunity For All Children To Play Soccer, We Have Taken On The Task Of Providing Children Across The Nation With Places To Play.

Our Safe Places To Play Program Provides Grants To Organizations To Help Them Build Or Enhance A Field Space In Their Communities. To Date, We Have Helped Create Over 1,100 Safe Places For Children Nationwide.

Additional Info:
Please direct all questions about the grants process to or 202-872-6659. In order to apply for a Safe Places to Play grant, you will need to submit a Letter of Inquiry (LOI) to the U.S. Soccer Foundation's Grants Department. LOIs will be accepted on a rolling basis.