Grants for football leagues

200 football clubs and leagues received at least $258,433 in grants for the most recent fiscal year. This includes 154 grants made from 93 grantmaking organizations, with a median grant amount of $1,000. Of these 93 foundations, 80% made just a single grant to football leagues, and 7% made grants to four or more football leagues. This analysis is based on grantmakers that e-file their Form 990s, and likely is an undercount of grants.
$258,433
Total grant dollars given to football leagues
154
Number of grants made annually to football leagues
93
Number of grantmakers funding football leagues
$1,000
Median grant size to football leagues

Foundations that support football clubs and leagues

Out of all grants made to football leagues, 69% came from small foundations with less than $10 million in assets. The top 10 grantmakers accounted for 36% of the dollar-value of grants to football leagues. Foundations funding football leagues also made grants to food banks, youth development programs, universities, homeless shelters, and animal shelters.

Foundation size

Foundation sizeNumber of grantmakers
Small
 
65
Medium
 
15
Large
 
13
Small foundations have <$10M in assets. Medium foundations have $10M to $50M in assets. Large foundations have >$50M in assets.

Foundation type

Foundation typeNumber of grantmakers
Community
 
2
Private
 
60
Corporate
 
16
Other
 
15

Grants made

Grants made to football leaguesNumber of grantmakers
1
 
75
2-3
 
11
4-10
 
5
11+
 
2

Top 10 foundations supporting football clubs and leagues

GrantmakerStateGeographic focusPercent of grant dollars to football leaguesNumber of grants made to football leaguesMedian grant size
Carmax FoundationVANational0.2%17$700
Westrock FoundationGANational0.0%11$10
NFL FoundationNYNational0.1%9$3,000
Sempra Energy FoundationCAState0.3%5$1,000
The Graco FoundationMNMetro0.1%4$1,000
Celanese FoundationTXNational0.1%4$235
The Prime FoundationWAMetro0.7%4$375
Denver Broncos CharitiesCOMetro0.9%3$2,500
Community Foundation of North Texas (NTXCF)TXState0.0%3$1,000
Land O'Lakes FoundationMNNational0.0%3$1,000

Football clubs and leagues grantees

Football leagues with more than $5 million in total revenues received 5% of all grant dollars. These larger organizations accounted for 5% of all football leagues.

Grant amounts

Size of grantNumber of grants
<$10k
 
154
$10k-$25k
 
0
$25k-$100k
 
0
$100k+
 
0

Grant amount by grantee size

Grantee annual revenueMedian grant size
<$100k
 
$1,000
$100k-$500k
 
$1,000
$500k-$1M
 
$5,000
$1M-$5M
 
$750
>$5M
 
$507

Grantee states

State of granteeNumber of grants
Virginia
 
23
California
 
23
Texas
 
11
Florida
 
10
Other
 
87

Grantee metros

Metro area of granteeNumber of grants
Richmond
 
15
Los Angeles
 
12
Seattle
 
7
Minneapolis
 
7
Other
 
97

Top 25 grants made to football leagues

GranteeGrant sizePurposeGrantmaker
Challenger Miracle Field of Wny$5,000Program SupportJeffery and Patricia Davis Family Foundation
Sachem Sports Club$5,000Player Matching GrantNFL Foundation
Bellevue Bulldogs Jr College Football$5,000General Program SupportT-Mobile USA Foundation
Berryessa Cougars Football and Cheer$5,000Community ServiceThe Davidson Family Foundation
Cover 3 Football (C3F)$5,000Grants AwardedUnited Way of South Hampton Roads
Treasure Coast Elite$5,000DonationJaem Foundation
Cross Training Athletics$5,000CharitableWilliam and Diane Hein Foundation
Redstone Ravens Football Association$5,000Team EquipmentHouston Texans Foundation
Youth Sports Foundation$5,000Civic & Community MuscatineHNI Charitable Foundation
Fort White Quarterback Club$5,000Charitable - Parknership ProgramFelburn Foundation
Cover 3 Football (C3F)$5,000Community Engagement GrantObici Healthcare Foundation
Cover 3 Football (C3F)$5,000Community Engagement GrantObici Healthcare Foundation
American Youth Football / Idamay Black Diamonds Mountaineer Y$5,000General FundNick's Kids Foundation
CHS Coyote Football$5,000To Promote and Support Football Clubs and LeaguesMichael Klein Foundation
Ohio High School Football Coaches A$5,000Youth Football FundCleveland Browns Foundation
Maplewood Athletic Association$5,000General DonationThe Plank Family Foundation
Friends of Sunset Football$5,000Lift A ThonThe Reser Family Foundation
Warde Football Gridiron$5,000Scholarship SupportNewman's Own Foundation
Malcolm Youth Sports Association (MYSA)$5,000CharitableLee and Debbie Stuart Family Foundation
The Lillard Foundation$5,000DonationOakland Natives Give Back Fund
Kare Youth League (KYL)$5,000General SupportPasadena Community Foundation (PCF)
Fairfax County Youth Football League$5,000To Assist Its Exempt Purpose.Schwarzmann Family Foundation
Central City Seahawks$4,839Player Matching GrantNFL Foundation
Palo Alto Youth Robotics Association$4,750Program SupportUs Foundation for Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology
Upper St Clair Football Boosters Association$4,737GeneralCasey Family Foundation
Methodology: To determine grants and grantees, Cause IQ analyzes electronically-filed Form 990, Form 990-EZ, and Form 990-PF financial disclosure documents, matching grantees to specific organizations using EINs and fuzzy matching logic. The "Football leagues" category for this page is determined by the "N65: Football Clubs, Leagues" National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) code. Cause IQ determines NTEEs for organizations by its own internally-developed secret-sauce algorithms.