Fundraising and Grant Opportunities

Burroughs Wellcome's The PRISM Award

The PRISM award program provides grants up to $3,000 to cover the cost of equipment, materials, and supplies to implement hands-on, minds-on science and mathematics curriculum in the classroom.

Liberty Mutual's Play Positive Pledge to Promote Good Sportsmanship

During each Pledge season, youth sports teams from around the country compete to rally their supporters to pledge to promote good sportsmanship. At the end of the season, the five Large Division teams and the five Small Division teams with the most Pledges will each earn $2,500 to help support their team. In the past, teams have used the monies to fund player scholarships, purchase new uniforms or equipment, pay for team travel expenses, or create opportunities for underprivileged kids in the area who want to play.

Lowe's Toolbox for Education

Lowe's will donate up to $5 million to public schools and public school parent teacher groups - at as many as 1,000 different public schools per school year.

MLB's Baseball Tomorrow Fund

The Baseball Tomorrow Fund (BTF) awards grants to non-profit and tax-exempt organizations involved in the operation of youth baseball and/or softball programs and facilities.

USA Football Fundraising and Grants

USA Football, along with the NFL Foundation, is committed to enhancing the football experience of all players at the youth and amateur levels. Organizations are awarded equipment grant credits based on need, merit and the organization's involvement with Heads Up Football. Equipment grant credits are redeemed through Riddell, USA Football's official protective equipment provider.

USA Football Heads Up Coaching Certification

The NCHSAA has one-time funding available for schools when coaches complete the certification program entitled "Heads Up Football".The Process:

  • Submit up to 5 course completion certificates (mandatory that 1 of 5 is the head coach) to Tra Waters.

  • Once course completion certificates have been received, the NCHSAA will send a reimbursement check for $125.00 to the athletic director at the school at the end of that fiscal month.

US Soccer Foundation

The U.S. Soccer Foundation awards grants on both an annual basis (Program Grants) and a continually rolling process (Safe Places to Play Grants) to support soccer programs and field-building initiatives nationwide.