Grants for training camps

286 sports training camps and centers received at least $217.5 million in grants for the most recent fiscal year. This includes 189 grants made from 127 grantmaking organizations, with a median grant amount of $1,500. Of these 127 foundations, 87% made just a single grant to training camps, and 3% made grants to four or more training camps. This analysis is based on grantmakers that e-file their Form 990s, and likely is an undercount of grants.
$217,466,844
Total grant dollars given to training camps
189
Number of grants made annually to training camps
127
Number of grantmakers funding training camps
$1,500
Median grant size to training camps

Foundations that support sports training camps and centers

Out of all grants made to training camps, 70% came from small foundations with less than $10 million in assets. The top 10 grantmakers accounted for 99% of the dollar-value of grants to training camps. Foundations funding training camps also made grants to universities, religious organizations, educational service providers, educational institutions, and animal shelters.

Foundation size

Foundation sizeNumber of grantmakers
Small
 
89
Medium
 
15
Large
 
23
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
 
4
Private
 
86
Corporate
 
18
Other
 
19

Grants made

Grants made to training campsNumber of grantmakers
1
 
111
2-3
 
11
4-10
 
4
11+
 
1

Top 10 foundations supporting sports training camps and centers

GrantmakerStateGeographic focusPercent of grant dollars to training campsNumber of grants made to training campsMedian grant size
National Collegiate Athletic AssociationINNational53.8%25$4,759,496
Baird FoundationWINational0.2%9$395
Carmax FoundationVANational0.1%7$1,000
Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee (CFMT)TNMetro0.0%7$250
Abbvie FoundationILNational0.0%4$87
The Paula B and Oliver W Jones Family FoundationDEMetro4.9%3$1,500
Sacred Heart Childrens CenterWVState3.7%3$500
The Graco FoundationMNMetro0.1%3$1,000
Alliant Energy FoundationWIState0.0%3$400
NFL FoundationNYNational0.0%2$5,000

Sports training camps and centers grantees

Training camps with more than $5 million in total revenues received 92% of all grant dollars. These larger organizations accounted for 21% of all training camps.

Grant amounts

Size of grantNumber of grants
<$10k
 
163
$10k-$25k
 
0
$25k-$100k
 
0
$100k+
 
26

Grant amount by grantee size

Grantee annual revenueMedian grant size
<$100k
 
$1,000
$100k-$500k
 
$1,000
$500k-$1M
 
$842
$1M-$5M
 
$3,000
>$5M
 
$4.1 million

Grantee states

State of granteeNumber of grants
California
 
28
New York
 
19
Georgia
 
15
Wisconsin
 
12
Other
 
115

Grantee metros

Metro area of granteeNumber of grants
New York City
 
20
Atlanta
 
14
Nashville
 
10
Los Angeles
 
7
Other
 
125

Top 25 grants made to training camps

GranteeGrant sizePurposeGrantmaker
Kstate Athletics$35,602,303Scholarships/supportKansas State University Foundation
Georgia Tech Athletic Association$30,876,085Allocation of General SupportAtlantic Coast Conference
Atlantic Coast Conference$22,553,741Scholarships/grantsNational Collegiate Athletic Association
American Athletic Conference$9,913,799Scholarships/grantsNational Collegiate Athletic Association
Big East Conference$9,185,726Scholarships/grantsNational Collegiate Athletic Association
Atlantic 10 Conference$8,068,661Scholarships/grantsNational Collegiate Athletic Association
Mountain West Conference$7,605,493Scholarships/grantsNational Collegiate Athletic Association
Conference USA$7,190,940Scholarships/grantsNational Collegiate Athletic Association
Mid-American Conference$6,976,808Scholarships/grants/sponsorshipNational Collegiate Athletic Association
Sun Belt Conference$5,934,593Scholarships/grantsNational Collegiate Athletic Association
West Coast Conference (WCC)$5,841,648Scholarships/grantsNational Collegiate Athletic Association
Southland Conference$5,711,942Scholarships/grantsNational Collegiate Athletic Association
Army West Point Athletic Association$5,419,249Cadet ActivitiesWest Point Association of Graduates
The Patriot League$5,253,463Scholarships/grants/sponsorshipNational Collegiate Athletic Association
Ohio Valley Conference (OVC)$4,771,972Scholarships/grantsNational Collegiate Athletic Association
Big West Conference$4,759,496Scholarships/grantsNational Collegiate Athletic Association
Northeast Conference$4,727,899Scholarships/grantsNational Collegiate Athletic Association
Big Sky Conference$4,618,357Scholarships/grantsNational Collegiate Athletic Association
Southern Conference$4,338,554Scholarships/grantsNational Collegiate Athletic Association
Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC)$4,228,157Scholarships/grantsNational Collegiate Athletic Association
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference$4,225,653Scholarships/grantsNational Collegiate Athletic Association
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC)$4,061,799Scholarships/grants/sponsorshipNational Collegiate Athletic Association
Big South Conference$4,041,637Scholarships/grantsNational Collegiate Athletic Association
Atlantic Sun Conference$4,009,350Scholarships/grantsNational Collegiate Athletic Association
Horizon League$3,777,339Scholarships/grants/sponsorshipNational Collegiate Athletic Association
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 "Training camps" category for this page is determined by the "N40: Sports Training Facilities, Agencies" National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) code. Cause IQ determines NTEEs for organizations by its own internally-developed secret-sauce algorithms.