Grants for soccer leagues

391 soccer clubs and leagues received at least $480,693 in grants for the most recent fiscal year. This includes 272 grants made from 186 grantmaking organizations, with a median grant amount of $1,000. Of these 186 foundations, 87% made just a single grant to soccer leagues, and 3% made grants to four or more soccer leagues. This analysis is based on grantmakers that e-file their Form 990s, and likely is an undercount of grants.
$480,693
Total grant dollars given to soccer leagues
272
Number of grants made annually to soccer leagues
186
Number of grantmakers funding soccer leagues
$1,000
Median grant size to soccer leagues

Foundations that support soccer clubs and leagues

Out of all grants made to soccer leagues, 70% came from small foundations with less than $10 million in assets. The top 10 grantmakers accounted for 24% of the dollar-value of grants to soccer leagues. Foundations funding soccer leagues also made grants to youth development programs, boys and girls clubs, religious organizations, homeless shelters, and food banks.

Foundation size

Foundation sizeNumber of grantmakers
Small
 
130
Medium
 
23
Large
 
32
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
 
8
Private
 
135
Corporate
 
23
Other
 
20

Grants made

Grants made to soccer leaguesNumber of grantmakers
1
 
162
2-3
 
17
4-10
 
4
11+
 
3

Top 10 foundations supporting soccer clubs and leagues

GrantmakerStateGeographic focusPercent of grant dollars to soccer leaguesNumber of grants made to soccer leaguesMedian grant size
Carmax FoundationVANational0.3%25$960
California State Soccer Association SouthCAMetro7.9%11$3,000
Abbvie FoundationILNational0.0%11$50
Sempra Energy FoundationCAState0.3%10$500
Baird FoundationWINational0.1%6$541
Land O'Lakes FoundationMNNational0.0%4$50
Seattle FoundationWAState0.0%3$2,000
Colorado Soccer AssociationCOState13.8%3$697
Eqt FoundationPAMetro0.0%3$300

Soccer clubs and leagues grantees

Soccer leagues with more than $5 million in total revenues received 16% of all grant dollars. These larger organizations accounted for 15% of all soccer leagues.

Grant amounts

Size of grantNumber of grants
<$10k
 
272
$10k-$25k
 
0
$25k-$100k
 
0
$100k+
 
0

Grant amount by grantee size

Grantee annual revenueMedian grant size
<$100k
 
$1,000
$100k-$500k
 
$662
$500k-$1M
 
$1,000
$1M-$5M
 
$1,000
>$5M
 
$1,000

Grantee states

State of granteeNumber of grants
California
 
78
Pennsylvania
 
14
Ohio
 
12
Wisconsin
 
11
Other
 
157

Grantee metros

Metro area of granteeNumber of grants
Los Angeles
 
38
San Jose
 
18
New York City
 
15
Seattle
 
10
Other
 
164

Top 25 grants made to soccer leagues

GranteeGrant sizePurposeGrantmaker
Roanoke Valley Youth Soccer Club$5,000Soccer Field LightsCommunity Foundation Serving Western Virginia
Lincoln F C$5,000Youth FootballThe Woods Foundation
Hawaiian Gardens Eagles Soccer Club$5,000Funding for Uniforms, Soccer Balls, Soccer Goals, Soccer Nets for Leage and Tournaments.Irving I Moskowitz Foundation
Soccer In the Streets$5,000Soccer in the Streets: Station SoccerGeorgia Power
Florida Kraze Krush$5,000To Suppport the Organization's Pursuits As "one Club, One Family, One Goal" As A Leader in Youth Soccer.The Ferdinand and Anna Duda Foundation
Coombs Outdoors$5,000Donation To Foundation for Poverty Children To Ski.The John R and Georgene M Tozzi Foundation
Grassroot Soccer$5,000Disaster ReliefGoldman Sachs Gives
Basin United Soccer Club$5,000Walking ProgramSky Lakes Medical Center
Final Third Foundation$5,000Urban AffairsThe Columbus Foundation
Colonial FC$5,000Sports Team TravelGreater Williamsburg Chamber and Tourism Alliance
Fugees Family$5,000General & UnrestrictedHoffman-Brouse Foundation
Dakota Alliance Soccer Club$5,000Specializes in Providing Quality Soccer Experiences for Youth 3-19Beacom Family Foundation
Big Sky Futbol$5,000Equipment, Coaches and Referee/coach Certification.Moonlight Community Foundation
Charlotte Soccer Academy (CSA)$5,000Youth DevelopmentBarton Malow Company Foundation
South Bronx United$5,000General Operating SupportJP Morgan Chase Foundation
Positive Coaching Alliance$5,000General SupportHarman Family Foundation
Pateadores Soccer Club$5,000Donation To Club Expenses for 2017-2018Sterling Foundation Management
Greater GF Soccer Club$5,000Event FundingGreater Grand Forks Convention & Visitors Bureau (GGFCVB)
Anahuak Youth Sports Association$5,000General AssistanceCalifornia Cable and Telecommunications Association
Atlanta Youth Soccer Foundation$5,000To Support the Youth Soccer Program Where Disadvantaged Youth Can Find A Safe, Supportive and Caring Environment To Not Only Learn the Game of Soccer, But Build Life Skills That Will Help Them Become Successful Throughout Their LivesBrian and Sheila Jellison Family Foundation
Southampton Soccer Club$5,000Purchase of New Goal Posts at the Local FieldsJaf Foundation
Beyond Soccer$5,000CharityJosephine G Russell Trust
Nazareth Soccer Club$5,000To Assist in the Development of Their Soccer Club.Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer Association
Positive Coaching Alliance$5,000Youth DevelopmentMinnesota Timberwolves Fastbreak Foundation
A3 Soccer$5,000UnrestrictedDavidsonville Ruritan 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 "Soccer leagues" category for this page is determined by the "N64: Soccer Clubs, Leagues" National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) code. Cause IQ determines NTEEs for organizations by its own internally-developed secret-sauce algorithms.