A grant is a sum of money given for a particular purpose. There are a variety of national grants designed specifically for youth sports purposes, such as improving sports equipment for leagues and helping children stay active in the community. There are also national grants designed for general purposes, some of which are willing to give grants towards youth sports.
Think of a grant as a long term option to raise large funds and a local sponsorship as a quick way to raise smaller amounts. Also, many of the grant programs listed below will only approve 501(c)(3) organizations, so if you are an individual rather than an organization, you are better off going with the local sponsorship approach.
Keep in mind that the process of applying for and receiving a grant can take a long time, so if you are looking to raise money quickly, you should check out our local sponsorship guide which can help get money from local businesses.
Simply click on a program to learn more!