Sports Facility Grants & Funding

Sports Facility Grants & Funding

sports facility grants and funding

If you are building a new sports field, replacing a natural grass field with artificial turf, or planning to install an LED sports lighting system, the question of sports facility funding inevitably arises. Here you can find out what options are available. Few clubs, schools, and universities are in a sufficient financial position to pay for a capital improvement to sports facilities from existing funds. 

Fortunately, there are public and private funding programs that provide money for projects in the sports and recreation sector. In addition, there are other options such as fundraising or public-private partnerships.

In this section you will find useful tips on how to successfully implement your sports facility project and fund a new artificial turf field or floodlighting system. Get a cost estimate for your sports facility project before you dive into the articles in this section, to have a better understanding of the overall costs.

Public grants & funding programs on different levels of government

One way to obtain financial support for an artificial turf pitch or floodlighting system, for example, is to apply to a public funding program. There are several agencies at the federal and state level that provide funds for sports projects in local communities. 

 

UPARR program 

UPARR stands for Urban Parks and Recreation Recovery. Cities, primarily economically disadvantaged communities, can receive financial grants and technical assistance for needed recreational facility rehabilitation.

More information https://www.nps.gov/uparr/

 

Land and Water Conservation Fund

States and local governments receive grants for the purchase and development of recreation facilities, which include parks and athletic fields.

More information https://www.doi.gov/lwcf

 

EPA Brown / Greenfield Program 

Grants are awarded here for projects to transform brownfields for community use, including athletic fields.

More information https://www.epa.gov/brownfields/overview-epas-brownfields-program

Private grant & funding programs

Depending on the location, entities at the city and state level offer their own project development programs through which grants for sports facilities are possible.

Funding for new construction and renovation of an artificial turf field: Private programs

In addition to government funding programs for sports field construction, financial support from private organizations for new construction or renovation of sports facilities is also possible. For example, the following are eligible:

 

 

To be successful in seeking sports facility funding, it is important to have a good application. Starting with understanding how much a turf field costs to install. Secondly you will need a good concept, it should highlight precisely why the project is necessary and beneficial, and therefore deserves funding.

In addition, there are numerous other organizations, such as foundations, that may be willing to support your project. These vary from region to region. It is best to do extensive research and seek advice from associations or other clubs/schools that have recently completed a similar project.

Private financing opportunities

If the money for the construction of the floodlighting system or the artificial turf pitch cannot be raised in advance, it is possible to apply for sports facility financing.

Banks and credit unions obviously offer this option. But manufacturers and suppliers in the sports field construction industry sometimes have financing offers. They enable you to pay off the purchase and installations in monthly, quarterly or annual installments. Ask about such options as part of the bid solicitation process, as well as for their recommendations for  appropriate financing providers.

Fundraising for a sports facility project

A fundraising campaign for the new construction, renovation or equipping of the sports facility requires time and the cooperation of many committed people. A committee should be formed for this purpose, comprised of people who are passionate about the project and have the necessary expertise. For example, someone with a close connection to sports or sports management, a lawyer, a financial expert and a person from the field of marketing/communications. 

 

In addition, it is important that parents of the students or club members also participate. They ultimately benefit the most from the facility. They should support the cause enthusiastically. Representatives from local politics can also be involved as partners and supporters.

 

Within the committee, the tasks should be clearly defined. Get the strengths of the  members before assigning responsibilities. 

 

Often, such committees start with a lot of enthusiasm, but after a few weeks or months, the number of those who are still actively involved dwindles. To prevent this, regular meetings should be held to provide updates about recent progress and what needs to be done next  The committee should also take an active role in developing the relationships that result in new donors and sponsors, building networks as well as community goodwill.

Professional fundraising for sports facility projects

A fundraising campaign, especially when it involves high-priced projects such as the construction of an artificial turf pitch or the purchase of a floodlighting system, requires a dedicated team, good contacts, staying power and professionalism. Professional fundraising consultants may be a worthwhile option.  You can search for providers, for example, at The Giving Institute (link: https://www.givinginstitute.org/) and at the Association of Professional Fundraisers ( https://afpglobal.org/). 

In any case, before you sign a contract, check the consultant’s references. Other schools or associations may have tips and recommendations in this regard. Also, have an attorney review the contract and define exactly what portion of the revenue will go to the fundraising campaign – fundraising is the full-time job for these consultants. They don’t work for free.

Keep in mind that even in the case of professional fundraising, your ongoing support is required. You yourself know the local area best, can name important background information about the facility infrastructure and define the facility’s target markets, key stakeholders and  potential supporters.

Financing through public-private partnership

Because of the large amount of sports space needed and the variety of sports fields used every day, it may make sense for public and private entities to partner for a sports facility. For example, perhaps a public school has large acreage but few financial resources, while a private university may have the opposite situation. In this case, the goal can be achieved for both together. Such projects are also possible with companies that are looking for corporate wellness opportunities.

Selling sports facility sponsorships

Another option for raising revenue is selling sponsorships, such as the naming rights for the sports ground. You can sell these for a fixed period of time to generate one-time or regular income. In addition to the name of the facility, it is also possible to sell sponsorship packages that include perimeter advertising. An attractive option for individual donors who contribute a larger sum would be a plaque with their name and an acknowledgement at the entrance to the sports field or in the stands.

Subletting the sports facility

If the number of hours the sports facility is used increases due to an artificial turf field or the installation of a floodlighting system, it could be rented out to other clubs, company teams or any other group willing to pay the rental fee you set. This revenue will go towards paying down the costs of construction.

Collecting donations for a sports field or sports hall - this is how it works

It’s not just professional sports that excite the masses. Most sports fields are built for mass sports: small clubs, schools and universities. When it comes to securing sports facility funding through donations, they should not only define the exact goals before launching the campaign, but also be able to clearly communicate why many people will benefit. 

For example, an artificial turf can be used for many more hours compared to natural grass, which significantly increases the number of potential users. The same goes for building an LED floodlighting system: it extends the operating hours well into the evening,  especially during the darker months of the year.

A good first point of contact at schools and universities are booster clubs that have experience raising funds.

It is especially important to find influential or prominent people as supporters. If they speak out publicly in support of their campaign and possibly donate a larger amount, other supporters will follow. Look  for people who attended the club or school in their youth and are economically successful today. Try to convince these alumni to donate to the project. Well-known personalities who may not necessarily donate much but give their name to the project are also a useful help.

Parents, students, and club members can also be good contributors. For example, they can organize a concert or a party, a bake sale or an auction, with the proceeds going towards the project. These don’t always raise large sums, but they keep the fundraising campaign in the conversation and offer ways for people to buy-in. You could also set up a support association – upto the level of a registered non-profit – for the project, which would create ongoing opportunities to donate.

Don’t forget public relations

Take advantage of the opportunity to inform others about the status of the campaign. A dedicated website, newsletter and social media presence are highly recommended. There you can call for donations, provide information about the campaign’s background and progress, and celebrate the achievement of milestones. 

But also be present in the real world. An information stand at the mall, sports field or school gives people the opportunity to talk to them and join the campaign.

Press relations should not be neglected either. Invite journalists to your site and explain the need for the new sports facility or why your field should be renovated or equipped with additional sports facility infrastructure. This will help you reach a wider audience. Influencers, whether young people from their community or well-known athletes, should also be involved.

Donations in kind for the new sports field or gymnasium

There may be craftsmen, construction companies or material suppliers in the community who would like to support the work with donations in kind or through unpaid labor. Keep in mind, however, that when building an artificial turf field, for example, schedules must be adhered to. Coordinating the individual construction steps and service providers is an ongoing challenge.

Grants for sports facility construction

We have compiled a list grants from all across the United States that are mostly meant for non-profit and tax exempt organizations but some are also available for small businesses. The grants are funded by private foundations, charities, professional sports associations and state and local level govermental organizations.  

Choose the grant category most relevant for your project or filter grants by state. Some of the grants are specific to the development of certain type of sports facilities and others are more generic public / community, education, sports and park & recreation grants that have been made available for sports facility development in the past. 

Before you start the grant application process we strongly recommend to get a en estimate of the overall costs of your sports facility project to understand how much money you should be requesting, how much of the construction project costs you will be able to cover and how much of the total costs you might have to cover yourself (matching grants). 

We make this quick and easy for you! Our sports facility cost calculators provide you with a customized cost estimates in a matter of minutes. Just type in your project specs and you will receive a detailed cost breakdown in your email inbox. Currently we offer cost calculators in the following categories: Artificial turf fields, Sports lighting, Running tracks, Tennis courts, Pickleball courts, Indoor and Outdoor sports flooring, Sports air domes and synthetic turf field maintenance

StateName of grantMax grant amountGrant categoryEligibilityApplication deadlineMore info and how to apply
AlabamaWalker Area Community Foundation UnspecifiedSports & recreation facility developmentTax-exempt / non-profit organizations, schools, colleges, governmental entities1.3.2022 / 1.9.2022https://www.wacf.org/competitive-grant-guidelines/
AlabamaIMPACT 100 Baldwin County$100,000Sports & recreation facility developmentTax-exempt / non-profit organizations, schools, colleges, governmental entities2022-05-13https://www.impact100baldwincounty.org/calling_all_nonprofits.php
AlabamaWalker Area Community Foundation Competitive GrantUnspecifiedSports & recreation facility developmentUnspecified, public & privateNoneSend an inquiry to c/o Phifer, Inc. 4400 Kauloosa Ave.
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
AlabamaLeroy Mcabee, Sr. Family Foundation$10,000Sports & recreation facility developmentUnspecified, public & privateNoneSend an inquiry to 5724 21st Street
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
AlabamaBurrow Family Foundation$10,000Sports & recreation facility developmentUnspecified, public & privateNoneSend an inquiry to 2817 Shook Hill Road
Birmingham, AL 35223
AlaskaRasmuson Foundation - Tier 1$25,000Sports & recreation facility developmentTax-exempt / non-profit organizations, schools, colleges, governmental entitiesNonehttps://www.rasmuson.org/grants/tier-1-grants/
Alaska2022 Petersburg Community Foundation’s
Annual Grant Program
$10,000Sports & recreation facility developmentTax-exempt / non-profit organizations, schools, colleges, governmental entities2022-04-15https://petersburgcf.org/grants/
AlaskaBethlem Community Services Foundation GrantUnspecifiedSports & recreation facility developmentTax-exempt / non-profit organizations, schools, colleges, governmental entitiesNoneSend an inquiry to P.O. Box 2189, Bethel, AK 99559
ArizonaKaBOOM!UnspecifiedMulti-sport court and turf field construction and resurfacingLow-income and/or special needs communities in PhoenixNonehttps://kaboom.org/grants/build-it-with-kaboom
ArizonaArizona Community Foundation - Fiesta Bowl Charities$100,000Sports & recreation facility developmentTax-exempt / non-profit organizations, schools, colleges, governmental entities2022-05-19https://www.azfoundation.org/Grants-Loans/Current-Grant-Opportunities
ArizonaNFL Foundation Grassroots Grant Program$250,000Artificial turf football field installation and resurfacingTax-exempt / non-profit organizations, schools, colleges, governmental entities2022-05-31https://www.lisc.org/our-initiatives/sports-recreation/nfl-foundation-grassroots-program/
ArizonaArizona Diamondbacks FoundationUnspecifiedBaseball facility grant for surfacing, maintenance, sports lighting and other amenitiesTax-exempt / non-profit organizations, schools, colleges, governmental entities2022-07-31https://www.mlb.com/dbacks/community/foundation/field-building-program
ArkansasRoyals Charities - Royalty Fields$10,000Artificial turf baseball field installation and resurfacingTax-exempt / non-profit organizations, schools, colleges, governmental entities2022-09-30https://www.mlb.com/royals/community/royals-charities/grants/royalty-fields-program
ArkansasSchmieding FoundationUnspecifiedSports & recreation facility developmentUnspecified, public & privateNoneSend an inquiry to Gilda Underwood
P.O. Box 1943
Springdale, AR 72765
ArkansasTenenbaum Foundation$90,000Sports & recreation facility developmentUnspecified, public & privateNoneSend an inquiry to P.O. Box 15128, GMF
Little Rock, AR 72231-5128
ArkansasElisabeth D. Wagner Foundation$5,000Sports & recreation facility developmentUnspecified, public & privateNoneSend an inquiry to 135 Section Line Rd., 3rd Fl., Ste. C-1
Hot Springs, AR 71913-6447
CaliforniaBen B. Cheney FoundationUnspecifiedSports & recreation facility developmentCommunities in Del Norte, Humboldt, Lassen, Plumas, Shasta, Siskiyou, and Trinity counties in CaliforniaNonehttp://www.benbcheneyfoundation.org/how-to-apply/
CaliforniaKaBOOM!UnspecifiedMulti-sport court and turf field construction and resurfacingLow-income and/or special needs communities in the greater Los Angeles area, San Francisco Bay areaNonehttps://kaboom.org/grants/build-it-with-kaboom
CaliforniaRural Energy for America Program$250,000Energy efficiency upgrades (for ex. LED sports lighting)Small businesseses operating in rural areas of less than 50.000 people.2022-10-31https://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/energy-programs/rural-energy-america-program-renewable-energy-systems-energy-efficiency-improvement-guaranteed-loans
CaliforniaCalifornia Clean Energy Jobs Act K-12 ProgramUnspecifiedEnergy efficiency upgrades (for ex. LED sports lighting)Tax-exempt / non-profit organizations, schools, colleges, governmental entitiesNonehttps://www.energy.ca.gov/programs-and-topics/programs/california-clean-energy-jobs-act-proposition-39-k-12-program
CaliforniaNFL Foundation Grassroots Grant Program$250,000Artificial turf football field installation and resurfacingTax-exempt / non-profit organizations, schools, colleges, governmental entities2022-05-31https://www.lisc.org/our-initiatives/sports-recreation/nfl-foundation-grassroots-program/
CaliforniaDevTo Support Foundation$75,000Sports & recreation facility developmentTax-exempt / non-profit organizations, schools, colleges, governmental entities2022-06-01https://devtosupportfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/GRANT-1.pdf
CaliforniaHugh Stuart Center Charitable TrustUnspecifiedSports & recreation facility developmentTax-exempt / non-profit organizations, schools, colleges, governmental entitiesNoneSend an inquiry to 96 N. 3rd Street #500
San Jose, CA 95112-7709
CaliforniaFord Family Foundation$500,000Sports & recreation facility developmentTax-exempt / non-profit organizations, schools, colleges, governmental entitiesNonehttps://www.tfff.org/how-we-work/grants/current-funding-opportunities
ColoradoKaBOOM!UnspecifiedMulti-sport court and turf field construction and resurfacingLow-income and/or special needs communities in Crowley County, East Colfax Corridor, Montrose County, Otero County, Rio Grande CountyNonehttps://kaboom.org/grants/build-it-with-kaboom
ColoradoNFL Foundation Grassroots Grant Program$250,000Artificial turf football field installation and resurfacingTax-exempt / non-profit organizations, schools, colleges, governmental entities2022-05-31https://www.lisc.org/our-initiatives/sports-recreation/nfl-foundation-grassroots-program/
ColoradoH. A. and Mary K. Chapman Charitable Trust$500,000Park & recreation facility developmentTax-exempt / non-profit organizations, schools, colleges, governmental entitiesNonehttps://www.chapmantrusts.org/faqs/
ColoradoD. F. Halton Foundation$270,000Sports & recreation facility developmentTax-exempt / non-profit organizations, schools, colleges, governmental entitiesNoneSend an inquiry to 1530 Queens Road
Charlotte, NC 28207
ConnecticutNFL Foundation Grassroots Grant Program$250,000Artificial turf football field installation and resurfacingTax-exempt / non-profit organizations, schools, colleges, governmental entities2022-05-31https://www.lisc.org/our-initiatives/sports-recreation/nfl-foundation-grassroots-program/
DCKaBOOM!UnspecifiedMulti-sport court and turf field construction and resurfacingLow-income and/or special needs communities in Greater Washington DC area (DMV)Nonehttps://kaboom.org/grants/build-it-with-kaboom
DCNFL Foundation Grassroots Grant Program$250,000Artificial turf football field installation and resurfacingTax-exempt / non-profit organizations, schools, colleges, governmental entities2022-05-31https://www.lisc.org/our-initiatives/sports-recreation/nfl-foundation-grassroots-program/
DelawareDelaware General Assembly - Community Reinvestment FundUnspecifiedSports & recreation facility developmentTax-exempt / non-profit organizations, schools, colleges, governmental entities2022-05-15https://legis.delaware.gov/Committee/CapitalImprovement/CommunityRedevelopment-ReinvestmentFund
DelawareNFL Foundation Grassroots Grant Program$250,000Artificial turf football field installation and resurfacingTax-exempt / non-profit organizations, schools, colleges, governmental entities2022-05-31https://www.lisc.org/our-initiatives/sports-recreation/nfl-foundation-grassroots-program/
FloridaKaBOOM!UnspecifiedSports & recreation facility developmentLow-income and/or special needs communities in Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Orlando, TampaNonehttps://kaboom.org/grants/build-it-with-kaboom
FloridaNFL Foundation Grassroots Grant Program$250,000Artificial turf football field installation and resurfacingTax-exempt / non-profit organizations, schools, colleges, governmental entities2022-05-31https://www.lisc.org/our-initiatives/sports-recreation/nfl-foundation-grassroots-program/
FloridaIMPACT 100 Northwest Florida$100,000Sports & recreation facility developmentTax-exempt / non-profit organizations, schools, colleges, governmental entities2022-04-30https://www.impactnwf.org/grant_application_guidelines.php
FloridaImpact 100 Pensacola Bay AreaUnspecifiedSports & recreation facility developmentTax-exempt / non-profit organizations, schools, colleges, governmental entities2022-04-30https://impact100pensacola.org/grant-info/grant-process
GeorgiaKaBOOM!UnspecifiedMulti-sport court and turf field construction and resurfacingLow-income and/or special needs communities in Greater Atlanta areaNonehttps://kaboom.org/grants/build-it-with-kaboom
GeorgiaNFL Foundation Grassroots Grant Program$250,000Artificial turf football field installation and resurfacingTax-exempt / non-profit organizations, schools, colleges, governmental entities2022-05-31https://www.lisc.org/our-initiatives/sports-recreation/nfl-foundation-grassroots-program/
GeorgiaRobert W. Woodruff FoundationUnspecifiedSports & recreation facility developmentTax-exempt / non-profit organizations, schools, colleges, governmental entities2022-08-15http://woodruff.org/grants-program/program-areas/arts-culture/
GeorgiaDorothy Mustin Buttolph Foundation$7,000Sports & recreation facility developmentUnspecified, public & privateNoneSend an inquiry to 801 Broad Street
Augusta, GA 30901
HawaiiJohn M. Ross Foundation$5,000Sports & recreation facility developmentTax-exempt / non-profit organizations, schools, colleges, governmental entities2023-02-01https://www.boh.com/philanthropy/grants/john-m-ross-foundation
HawaiiStrong FoundationUnspecifiedSports & recreation facility developmentTax-exempt / non-profit organizations, schools, colleges, governmental entities2023-03-01https://www.boh.com/philanthropy/grants/strong-foundation
IllinoisKaBOOM!UnspecifiedMulti-sport court and turf field construction and resurfacingLow-income and/or special needs communities in Greater Chicago areaNonehttps://kaboom.org/grants/build-it-with-kaboom
IllinoisNFL Foundation Grassroots Grant Program$250,000Artificial turf football field installation and resurfacingTax-exempt / non-profit organizations, schools, colleges, governmental entities2022-05-31https://www.lisc.org/our-initiatives/sports-recreation/nfl-foundation-grassroots-program/
IllinoisChicago Cubs - Diamond Project Capital Grants$150,000Baseball facility grant for surfacing, maintenance, sports lighting and other amenitiesTax-exempt / non-profit organizations, schools, colleges, governmental entities2022-05-13https://www.mlb.com/cubs/community/cubs-charities/diamond-project
IndianaNFL Foundation Grassroots Grant Program$250,000Artificial turf football field installation and resurfacingTax-exempt / non-profit organizations, schools, colleges, governmental entities2022-05-31https://www.lisc.org/our-initiatives/sports-recreation/nfl-foundation-grassroots-program/
IndianaAckerman Foundation$100,000Sports & recreation facility developmentTax-exempt / non-profit organizations, schools, colleges, governmental entities2022-05-15http://ackermanfoundation.com/grantguidelines.html
IndianaGreater Cincinnati Foundation - Daniel and Susan Pfau FoundationUnspecifiedSports & recreation facility developmentTax-exempt / non-profit organizations, schools, colleges, governmental entities2022-05-15https://www.gcfdn.org/Grants/Private-Foundation-Grants/Daniel-and-Susan-Pfau-Foundation
IndianaAyres Foundation Inc.$12,000Sports & recreation facility developmentTax-exempt / non-profit organizations, schools, colleges, governmental entitiesNoneSend an inquiry to ayresfoundationinc@gmail.com OR 545 W. 93rd Street
Indianapolis, IN 46260-1415
IowaRoyals Charities - Royalty Fields$10,000Artificial turf baseball field installation and resurfacingTax-exempt / non-profit organizations, schools, colleges, governmental entities2022-09-30https://www.mlb.com/royals/community/royals-charities/grants/royalty-fields-program
IowaPella Community Foundation$5,000Sports & recreation facility developmentTax-exempt / non-profit organizations, schools, colleges, governmental entities2022-11-15https://www.pellacommunityfoundation.org/non-profits
IowaEdith Curtis Armstrong & Florence E. Curtis FoundationUnspecifiedSports & recreation facility developmentTax-exempt / non-profit organizations, schools, colleges, governmental entitiesNoneSend an inquiry to 1617 Harrison Drive
Clinton, IA 52732
IowaCedar Valley Sports CommissionUnspecifiedSports facility development for sporting eventsUnspecified, public & private2022-04-15https://cedarvalleysports.org/grant-program/
KansasRoyals Charities - Royalty Fields$10,000Artificial turf baseball field installation and resurfacingTax-exempt / non-profit organizations, schools, colleges, governmental entities2022-09-30https://www.mlb.com/royals/community/royals-charities/grants/royalty-fields-program
KansasNFL Foundation Grassroots Grant Program$250,000Artificial turf football field installation and resurfacingTax-exempt / non-profit organizations, schools, colleges, governmental entities2022-05-31https://www.lisc.org/our-initiatives/sports-recreation/nfl-foundation-grassroots-program/
KansasGreater Salina Community FoundationUnspecifiedCommunity development grant, sports facility construction eligibleTax-exempt / non-profit organizations, schools, colleges, governmental entities2022-08-15https://gscf.org/fund-for-greater-salina/
KansasSolomon Valley Community FoundationUnspecifiedSports & recreation facility developmentTax-exempt / non-profit organizations, schools, colleges, governmental entities2022-08-01https://solomonvalleycf.org/grant-guidelines/
KentuckyNFL Foundation Grassroots Grant Program$250,000Artificial turf football field installation and resurfacingTax-exempt / non-profit organizations, schools, colleges, governmental entities2022-05-31https://www.lisc.org/our-initiatives/sports-recreation/nfl-foundation-grassroots-program/
KentuckyGreater Cincinnati Foundation - Daniel and Susan Pfau Foundation
UnspecifiedSports & recreation facility developmentTax-exempt / non-profit organizations, schools, colleges, governmental entities2022-05-15https://www.gcfdn.org/daniel-and-susan-pfau-foundation/
KentuckyIMPACT 100 Owensboro
$100,000Sports & recreation facility developmentTax-exempt / non-profit organizations, schools, colleges, governmental entities2022-06-01https://impact100owensboro.org/grants/
LouisianaKaBOOM!UnspecifiedMulti-sport court and turf field construction and resurfacingLow-income and/or special needs communities in New OrleansNonehttps://kaboom.org/grants/build-it-with-kaboom
LouisianaNFL Foundation Grassroots Grant Program$250,000Artificial turf football field installation and resurfacingTax-exempt / non-profit organizations, schools, colleges, governmental entities2022-05-31https://www.lisc.org/our-initiatives/sports-recreation/nfl-foundation-grassroots-program/
LouisianaBooth-Bricker Fund$200,000Sports & recreation facility developmentTax-exempt / non-profit organizations, schools, colleges, governmental entitiesnoneSend an inquiry to 826 Union Street, Suite 300
New Orleans, LA 70112
MaineHarold Alfond FoundationUnspecifiedCommunity development grant, sports facility construction eligibleTax-exempt / non-profit organizations, schools, colleges, governmental entitiesnonehttps://www.haroldalfondfoundation.org/grant-seekers/application-process/
MaineUsdin-Weil Foundation$5,000Sports & recreation facility developmentUnspecified, public & privatenoneSend an inquiry to 1539 Exposition Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70118
MarylandKaBOOM!UnspecifiedMulti-sport court and turf field construction and resurfacingLow-income and/or special needs communities in Prince George CountyNonehttps://kaboom.org/grants/build-it-with-kaboom
MarylandNFL Foundation Grassroots Grant Program$250,000Artificial turf football field installation and resurfacingTax-exempt / non-profit organizations, schools, colleges, governmental entities2022-05-31https://www.lisc.org/our-initiatives/sports-recreation/nfl-foundation-grassroots-program/
MassachusettsNFL Foundation Grassroots Grant Program$250,000Artificial turf football field installation and resurfacingTax-exempt / non-profit organizations, schools, colleges, governmental entities2022-05-31https://www.lisc.org/our-initiatives/sports-recreation/nfl-foundation-grassroots-program/
MassachusettsChoate Fund Recreation Grant
$5,000Sports & recreation facility developmentTax-exempt / non-profit organizations, schools, colleges, governmental entities2022-04-30Send an inquiry to St. Mark’s School, 25 Marlboro Road, Southborough, MA 01772
MichiganNFL Foundation Grassroots Grant Program$250,000Artificial turf football field installation and resurfacingTax-exempt / non-profit organizations, schools, colleges, governmental entities2022-05-31https://www.lisc.org/our-initiatives/sports-recreation/nfl-foundation-grassroots-program/
MichiganImpact 100 Traverse City
$100,000Sports & recreation facility developmentTax-exempt / non-profit organizations, schools, colleges, governmental entities2022-05-27https://www.impacttc.org/grants/
MichiganRotary Club of Traverse City$5,000Sports & recreation facility developmentTax-exempt / non-profit organizations, schools, colleges, governmental entities2022-05-06https://www.traversecityrotary.org/page/good-works-grants
MinnesotaNFL Foundation Grassroots Grant Program$250,000Artificial turf football field installation and resurfacingTax-exempt / non-profit organizations, schools, colleges, governmental entities2022-05-31https://www.lisc.org/our-initiatives/sports-recreation/nfl-foundation-grassroots-program/
MinnesotaOwatonna Foundation$25,000Sports & recreation facility developmentTax-exempt / non-profit organizations, schools, colleges, governmental entities2022-05-01https://www.owatonnafoundation.org/apply-for-a-grant/
MississippiNFL Foundation Grassroots Grant Program$250,000Artificial turf football field installation and resurfacingTax-exempt / non-profit organizations, schools, colleges, governmental entities2022-05-31https://www.lisc.org/our-initiatives/sports-recreation/nfl-foundation-grassroots-program/
MissouriRoyals Charities - Royalty Fields$10,000Artificial turf baseball field installation and resurfacingTax-exempt / non-profit organizations, schools, colleges, governmental entities2022-09-30https://www.mlb.com/royals/community/royals-charities/grants/royalty-fields-program
MissouriNFL Foundation Grassroots Grant Program$250,000Artificial turf football field installation and resurfacingTax-exempt / non-profit organizations, schools, colleges, governmental entities2022-05-31https://www.lisc.org/our-initiatives/sports-recreation/nfl-foundation-grassroots-program/
MissouriJohn & Vera Jo Surbeck Charitable Trust
UnspecifiedSports & recreation facility developmentTax-exempt / non-profit organizations, schools, colleges, governmental entities2022-05-31Send an inquiry to debraboughton64@hotmail.com OR 3009 Timber Lane
Kirksville, MO 63501
MissouriK.D. and M.L. Steadley Memorial Trust
UnspecifiedSports & recreation facility developmentUnspecified, public & private2022-11-15https://www.bankofamerica.com/philanthropic/foundation/?fnId=148
MontanaTreacy Foundation
$10,000Sports & recreation facility developmentTax-exempt / non-profit organizations, schools, colleges, governmental entitiesnonehttps://treacyfoundation.org/grants/
NebraskaRoyals Charities - Royalty Fields$10,000Artificial turf baseball field installation and resurfacingTax-exempt / non-profit organizations, schools, colleges, governmental entities2022-09-30https://www.mlb.com/royals/community/royals-charities/grants/royalty-fields-program
NebraskaEthel S. Abbott Charitable Foundation
$100,000Sports & recreation facility developmentTax-exempt / non-profit organizations, schools, colleges, governmental entitiesnonehttps://abbottfoundation.org/grant_interest_form/
NebraskaLexington Community Foundation
UnspecifiedSports & recreation facility developmentUnspecified, public & privatenonehttps://www.lexfoundation.org/what-we-do/grant-programs/
NevadaNFL Foundation Grassroots Grant Program$250,000Artificial turf football field installation and resurfacingTax-exempt / non-profit organizations, schools, colleges, governmental entities2022-05-31https://www.lisc.org/our-initiatives/sports-recreation/nfl-foundation-grassroots-program/
NevadaNFL Foundation Grassroots Grant Program$250,000Artificial turf football field installation and resurfacingTax-exempt / non-profit organizations, schools, colleges, governmental entities2022-05-31https://www.lisc.org/our-initiatives/sports-recreation/nfl-foundation-grassroots-program/
New HampshireBaird Foundation
$50,000Sports & recreation facility developmentTax-exempt / non-profit organizations, schools, colleges, governmental entitiesnoneSend an inquiry to 936 Delaware Avenue, Suite 207
Buffalo, NY 14209
New JerseyKaBOOM!UnspecifiedMulti-sport court and turf field construction and resurfacingLow-income and/or special needs communities in TrentonNonehttps://kaboom.org/grants/build-it-with-kaboom
New JerseyNew Jersey Economic Development Authority
$50,000Sports & recreation facility developmentSmall businesses, non-profitsnonehttps://www.njeda.com/small-business-improvement-grant/
New JerseyNFL Foundation Grassroots Grant Program$250,000Artificial turf football field installation and resurfacingTax-exempt / non-profit organizations, schools, colleges, governmental entities2022-05-31https://www.lisc.org/our-initiatives/sports-recreation/nfl-foundation-grassroots-program/
New JerseyGeorge A. Ohl, Jr. Trust
$20,000Sports & recreation facility developmentTax-exempt / non-profit organizations, schools, colleges, governmental entities2022-06-15https://www.wellsfargo.com/privatefoundationgrants/ohl
New MexicoCommunity Foundation of Southern New Mexico - Palmer Fund$5,000Community health and wellness, capital projectsTax-exempt / non-profit organizations, schools, colleges, governmental entities5022-05-20https://communityfoundationofsouthernnewmexico.org/grants-scholarships/apply-for-a-grant/
New YorkKaBOOM!UnspecifiedMulti-sport court and turf field construction and resurfacingLow-income and/or special needs communities in New York CityNonehttps://kaboom.org/grants/build-it-with-kaboom
New YorkNFL Foundation Grassroots Grant Program$250,000Artificial turf football field installation and resurfacingTax-exempt / non-profit organizations, schools, colleges, governmental entities2022-05-31https://www.lisc.org/our-initiatives/sports-recreation/nfl-foundation-grassroots-program/
New YorkBaird Foundation
$50,000Sports & recreation facility developmentTax-exempt / non-profit organizations, schools, colleges, governmental entitiesnoneSend an inquiry to 936 Delaware Avenue, Suite 207
Buffalo, NY 14209
New YorkMildred Faulkner Truman Foundation
UnspecifiedSports & recreation facility developmentTax-exempt / non-profit organizations, schools, colleges, governmental entities2022-05-15https://mftf.net/apply-for-grant/
New YorkAdirondack Foundation - Essex Community Fund
$5,000Sports & recreation facility developmentTax-exempt / non-profit organizations, schools, colleges, governmental entities2022-06-01https://www.adirondackfoundation.org/granting/apply-grant/essex-community-fund
North CarolinaKaBOOM!UnspecifiedMulti-sport court and turf field construction and resurfacingLow-income and/or special needs communities in Charlotte, RaleighNonehttps://kaboom.org/grants/build-it-with-kaboom
North CarolinaNFL Foundation Grassroots Grant Program$250,000Artificial turf football field installation and resurfacingTax-exempt / non-profit organizations, schools, colleges, governmental entities2022-05-31https://www.lisc.org/our-initiatives/sports-recreation/nfl-foundation-grassroots-program/
North CarolinaD. F. Halton Foundation$270,000Sports & recreation facility developmentTax-exempt / non-profit organizations, schools, colleges, governmental entitiesNoneSend an inquiry to 1530 Queens Road
Charlotte, NC 28207
North CarolinaTitmus Foundation
$50,000Sports & recreation facility developmentUnspecified, public & privatenoneSend an inquiry to P.O. Box 10
Sutherland, VA 23885
North DakotaPark District Facility Renovation Grant
50% matching grantPark & recreation facility developmentLocal park districts2022-12-31https://www.parkrec.nd.gov/business/grants/park-district-facility-renovation-grant
OhioNFL Foundation Grassroots Grant Program$250,000Artificial turf football field installation and resurfacingTax-exempt / non-profit organizations, schools, colleges, governmental entities2022-05-31https://www.lisc.org/our-initiatives/sports-recreation/nfl-foundation-grassroots-program/
OhioGreater Cincinnati Foundation - Daniel and Susan Pfau Foundation
UnspecifiedSports & recreation facility developmentTax-exempt / non-profit organizations, schools, colleges, governmental entities2022-05-15https://www.gcfdn.org/daniel-and-susan-pfau-foundation/
OhioMolyneaux Foundation
UnspecifiedSports & recreation facility developmentUnspecified, public & privatenoneSend an inquiry to First Financial Bank,
300 High Street WM
Hamilton, OH 45011
OklahomaRoyals Charities - Royalty Fields$10,000Artificial turf baseball field installation and resurfacingTax-exempt / non-profit organizations, schools, colleges, governmental entities2022-09-30https://www.mlb.com/royals/community/royals-charities/grants/royalty-fields-program
OklahomaH. A. and Mary K. Chapman Charitable Trust
$500,000Sports & recreation facility developmentUnspecified, public & privatenonehttps://www.chapmantrusts.org/faqs/
OregonBen B. Cheney FoundationUnspecifiedSports & recreation facility developmentCommunities in Meford/Jackson County in OregonNonehttp://www.benbcheneyfoundation.org/how-to-apply/
OregonBurlingham Trust, Inc.
$40,000Sports & recreation facility developmentEducational entitiesNoneSend an inquiry to 970 Downs St. S
Salem, OR 97302-5920
OregonFord Family Foundation$500,000Sports & recreation facility developmentTax-exempt / non-profit organizations, schools, colleges, governmental entitiesNonehttps://www.tfff.org/how-we-work/grants/current-funding-opportunities
PennsylvaniaFreedom Forge Corporation Foundation
$5,000Sports & recreation facility developmentOrganizations involved K-12 education and youth developmentnoneSend an inquiry to 500 North Walnut Street,
Burnham, PA 17009
PennsylvaniaNFL Foundation Grassroots Grant Program$250,000Artificial turf football field installation and resurfacingTax-exempt / non-profit organizations, schools, colleges, governmental entities2022-05-31https://www.lisc.org/our-initiatives/sports-recreation/nfl-foundation-grassroots-program/
PennsylvaniaAlternative and Clean Energy ProgramUp to 50%Energy efficiency upgrades (for ex. LED sports lighting)Businesses, municipalities, counties and school districtsNonehttps://dced.pa.gov/programs/alternative-clean-energy-program-ace/
PennsylvaniaT. Scott Stackpole Charitable Foundation
$5,000Sports & recreation facility developmentUnspecified, public & privatenoneSend an inquiry to P.O. Box 956
St. Marys, PA 15857
Rhode IslandNFL Foundation Grassroots Grant Program$250,000Artificial turf football field installation and resurfacingTax-exempt / non-profit organizations, schools, colleges, governmental entities2022-05-31https://www.lisc.org/our-initiatives/sports-recreation/nfl-foundation-grassroots-program/
Rhode IslandChamplin Foundation
UnspecifiedPublic recreation facility developmentTax-exempt / non-profit organizations, schools, colleges, governmental entities2022-07-01https://champlinfoundation.org/application-process/
South CarolinaNFL Foundation Grassroots Grant Program$250,000Artificial turf football field installation and resurfacingTax-exempt / non-profit organizations, schools, colleges, governmental entities2022-05-31https://www.lisc.org/our-initiatives/sports-recreation/nfl-foundation-grassroots-program/
South DakotaRoyals Charities - Royalty Fields$10,000Artificial turf baseball field installation and resurfacingTax-exempt / non-profit organizations, schools, colleges, governmental entities2022-09-30https://www.mlb.com/royals/community/royals-charities/grants/royalty-fields-program
South DakotaWatertown Area Community Foundation
UnspecifiedSports & recreation facility developmentTax-exempt / non-profit organizations, schools, colleges, governmental entitiesnonehttps://www.watertowncommunityfoundation.org/grants/grants-applications
South DakotaClarence H. and Anna E. Lutz Foundation
UnspecifiedSports & recreation facility developmentTax-exempt / non-profit organizations, schools, colleges, governmental entities2022-09-30http://lutzfoundation.org/how-to-apply.html
TennesseeKaBOOM!UnspecifiedMulti-sport court and turf field construction and resurfacingLow-income and/or special needs communities in NashvilleNonehttps://kaboom.org/grants/build-it-with-kaboom
TennesseeNFL Foundation Grassroots Grant Program$250,000Artificial turf football field installation and resurfacingTax-exempt / non-profit organizations, schools, colleges, governmental entities2022-05-31https://www.lisc.org/our-initiatives/sports-recreation/nfl-foundation-grassroots-program/
TennesseeCharles and Debby Campbell Family Foundation
$30,000Public recreation facility developmentUnspecified, public & privatenoneSend an inquiry to 26 Okeena Drive
Jackson, TN 38305
TexasKaBOOM!UnspecifiedMulti-sport court and turf field construction and resurfacingLow-income and/or special needs communities in Dallas, Fort Worth, HoustonNonehttps://kaboom.org/grants/build-it-with-kaboom
TexasLower Colorado River Authority
$50,000Energy-efficient lighting for community sports fieldsTax-exempt / non-profit organizations, schools, colleges, governmental entities2022-07-31https://www.lcra.org/community-services/Pages/community-grant-program.aspx
TexasNFL Foundation Grassroots Grant Program$250,000Artificial turf football field installation and resurfacingTax-exempt / non-profit organizations, schools, colleges, governmental entities2022-05-31https://www.lisc.org/our-initiatives/sports-recreation/nfl-foundation-grassroots-program/
TexasMargaret Chesley Memorial Fund
$10,000Public recreation facility developmentUnspecified, public & privatenoneSend an inquiry to P.O. Box 1000
Bellville, TX 77418
TexasBertha Foundation
UnspecifiedPublic recreation facility developmentUnspecified, public & privatenoneSend an inquiry to P.O. Box 1110
Graham, TX 76450
UtahKaBOOM!UnspecifiedMulti-sport court and turf field construction and resurfacingLow-income and/or special needs communities in Salt Lake CityNonehttps://kaboom.org/grants/build-it-with-kaboom
VermontBaird Foundation
$50,000Sports & recreation facility developmentTax-exempt / non-profit organizations, schools, colleges, governmental entitiesnoneSend an inquiry to 936 Delaware Avenue, Suite 207
Buffalo, NY 14209
VirginiaNFL Foundation Grassroots Grant Program$250,000Artificial turf football field installation and resurfacingTax-exempt / non-profit organizations, schools, colleges, governmental entities2022-05-31https://www.lisc.org/our-initiatives/sports-recreation/nfl-foundation-grassroots-program/
VirginiaBirdsong Trust Fund
$25,000Sports & recreation facility developmentTax-exempt / non-profit organizations, schools, colleges, governmental entitiesnoneSend an inquiry to bchorey@choreyrealty.net OR 330 West Constance Road
Suffolk, VA 23434
VirginiaTitmus Foundation
$50,000Sports & recreation facility developmentUnspecified, public & privatenoneSend an inquiry to P.O. Box 10
Sutherland, VA 23885
WashingtonBen B. Cheney FoundationUnspecifiedSports & recreation facility developmentCommunities in Pierce County; Southwestern WashingtonNonehttp://www.benbcheneyfoundation.org/how-to-apply/
WashingtonKaBOOM!UnspecifiedMulti-sport court and turf field construction and resurfacingLow-income and/or special needs communities in Dallas, Fort Worth, HoustonNonehttps://kaboom.org/grants/build-it-with-kaboom
WashingtonKaBOOM!UnspecifiedMulti-sport court and turf field construction and resurfacingLow-income and/or special needs communities in SeattleNonehttps://kaboom.org/grants/build-it-with-kaboom
WashingtonYouth Athletic Facilities program$350,000Outdoor athletic facility developmentTax-exempt / non-profit organizations, schools, colleges, governmental entities2022-05-03https://rco.wa.gov/grant/youth-athletic-facilities/
WashingtonNFL Foundation Grassroots Grant Program$250,000Artificial turf football field installation and resurfacingTax-exempt / non-profit organizations, schools, colleges, governmental entities2022-05-31https://www.lisc.org/our-initiatives/sports-recreation/nfl-foundation-grassroots-program/
West VirginiaNFL Foundation Grassroots Grant Program$250,000Artificial turf football field installation and resurfacingTax-exempt / non-profit organizations, schools, colleges, governmental entities2022-05-31https://www.lisc.org/our-initiatives/sports-recreation/nfl-foundation-grassroots-program/
West VirginiaWest Virginia Outdoor Heritage Conservation Fund (OHCF)$25,000Public recreation facility developmentTax-exempt / non-profit organizations, schools, colleges, governmental entities2022-05-31https://commerce.wv.gov/boards-commissions/outdoor-heritage-conservation-fund
West VirginiaBarbour County Community Foundation
UnspecifiedPublic recreation facility developmentTax-exempt / non-profit organizations, schools, colleges, governmental entities2022-11-30https://barbourcountycf.org/grants/
West VirginiaCommunity Foundation for the Ohio Valley - Stealey Community Fund
UnspecifiedSports & recreation facility developmentTax-exempt / non-profit organizations, schools, colleges, governmental entities2022-04-15http://www.cfov.org/stealey-community-fund/
West VirginiaNicholas County Community Foundation
$15,000Sports & recreation facility developmentTax-exempt / non-profit organizations, schools, colleges, governmental entities2022-09-01http://nccfwv.com/grants/
WisconsinNFL Foundation Grassroots Grant Program$250,000Artificial turf football field installation and resurfacingTax-exempt / non-profit organizations, schools, colleges, governmental entities2022-05-31https://www.lisc.org/our-initiatives/sports-recreation/nfl-foundation-grassroots-program/
WisconsinCambridge Foundation
UnspecifiedSports & recreation facility developmentUnspecified, public & private2022-12-31https://www.cambridge-foundation.org/grant-information-cambridge-foundation
WyomingCommunity Foundation of Jackson Hole - Competitive
UnspecifiedSports & recreation facility developmentTax-exempt / non-profit organizations, schools, colleges, governmental entities2022-10-31https://www.cfjacksonhole.org/apply/grant-programs/competitive-grants-program/

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