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67 Sports & Recreation Grants for Illinois

Sports grants & recreation facilities grants to enhance the lives of girls and boys through physical activity and responsible sports, youth sports, wildlife sports, and community sports programs.

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Grants to USA Nonprofits to Expand Safe Usage of Off-Highway Vehicles and Protect Access to ...

Deadline 09/30/22

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations to expand the proper access and use of public lands. Funding is intended to support activities that ensure the safe use of off-highway vehicles, educate the public on conservation practices and appropriate use of recreational land,...

GrantWatch ID#: 177556

Grants to Illinois Nonprofits for Community Benefit Services

Deadline 09/30/22

Grants to Illinois nonprofit organizations in eligible regions for community benefit services. The goal of the program is to improve and enhance the recreational, cultural, educational, and economic environment for local residents. Funding is intended to support organi...

GrantWatch ID#: 185990

Grants to USA Nonprofits, Schools, and Agencies for Projects that Create Places for Healthy ...

Deadline 09/30/22

Grants of $1,500 to USA nonprofit organizations, schools, and public institutions for projects that promote healthy activity. Funding is intended to support engaging, innovative, and inclusive programs that increase opportunities for walking and movement. Priority will...

GrantWatch ID#: 192732

Grants to Illinois Local Agencies to Purchase and Develop Land for Recreational Purposes

Deadline 09/30/22

Grants to Illinois local agencies, such as park districts and municipalities, to purchase and develop land for recreational purposes. Applicants are required to pre-qualify in the online system prior to submitting an application. Funding is intended for costs associate...

GrantWatch ID#: 197622

Grants to USA Students for Local Community Service Projects

Deadline 10/01/22

Grants of up to $1,000 to USA students ages 18 and under for service projects to benefit their local community. Funding may be used to support a variety of creative projects, such as playgrounds, nature trails, animal shelters, school and community gardens, facemask do...

GrantWatch ID#: 156531

Grants to Illinois Nonprofits in Eligible Regions for Programs Related to Nutrition, Children...

Deadline 11/21/22 LOI Date: 10/07/22

Grants to Illinois nonprofit organizations in eligible regions to promote healthy and sustainable communities. Applicants must submit a letter of inquiry prior to submitting a full proposal. Funding is intended for programs and projects in the focus areas of environmen...

GrantWatch ID#: 180276

Grants to USA Nonprofits to Benefit Diverse Communities and Reduce Discrimination

Deadline 10/10/22

Grants of up to $25,000 to USA nonprofit organizations to benefit diverse communities and reduce racial discrimination and disparities. Eligible applicants serve communities with populations that are predominantly people of color. Priority will be given to applicants t...

GrantWatch ID#: 194962
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Grants to USA Swim Instructors, Programs, and Facilities to Provide Adult Swimming Lessons t...

Deadline 12/15/22 Conference Date: 10/20/22

Grants of up to $5,000 to USA swim instructors, programs, and facilities to provide adult swimming lessons. Funding is intended to support the provision of free or low-cost opportunities for underserved and underrepresented populations to acquire basic swimming skills....

GrantWatch ID#: 172184
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Grants to USA Swim Lesson Providers to Offer Free or Low-Cost Swim Instruction for Underserv...

Deadline 12/15/22 Conference Date: 10/20/22

Grants to USA swim lesson providers to offer free or low-cost swimming programs to youth from underserved backgrounds. Applicants must be preapproved as a provider prior to applying. The purpose of the program is to expand existing programming to reach underserved and ...

GrantWatch ID#: 199010

Grants to USA Nonprofits, Youth Organizations, Schools, and Agencies for Outdoor Recreationa...

Deadline 10/26/22

Grants to USA nonprofit and youth organizations, schools, and parks departments to purchase outdoor recreational equipment. The purpose of this program is to help promote physical activity, reduce childhood obesity, and encourage play for all. Eligible uses of funds in...

GrantWatch ID#: 163421
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Grants to Iowa and Illinois Nonprofits and Local Governments in Eligible Regions to Benefit ...

Deadline 10/28/22

Grants to Iowa and Illinois nonprofit organizations and local units of government in eligible regions for services, projects, and programs for older adults. Funding is intended to provide social, recreational, and educational activities for adults ages 55 and over. Act...

GrantWatch ID#: 192336

Grants to USA Nonprofits to Improve the Lives of At-Risk Military Veterans

Deadline 10/31/22

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations to improve the lives of injured military veterans and their families. Funding is intended to support a range of services and programs including, but not limited to, therapeutic and recreational activities, career training and educa...

GrantWatch ID#: 179275

Grants to USA High School and Nonprofit Youth Football Programs to Promote the Sport of Foot...

Deadline 11/01/22

Grants of up to $5,000 to USA high school and nonprofit youth programs to promote the sport of football among youth across the country. Former professional athletes may apply for funding for football programs that they coach. Additionally, the Foundation will match don...

GrantWatch ID#: 161136

Grants to USA, Canada, and International Researchers for Research Related to Performance-Enh...

Deadline 12/01/22 LOI Date: 11/01/22

Grants to USA, Canada, and International researchers for research projects related to the reduction of performance-enhancing drug use. Applicants must submit an LOI prior to applying. The purpose of the funding is to address the root causes and prevent the use of these...

GrantWatch ID#: 172154

Grants to USA, Canada, and International Nonprofits and Individuals for Craft Beer Events th...

Deadline 11/01/22

Grants of up to $5,000 to USA, Canada, and International nonprofit organizations and individuals for regional and local craft beer events. Funding is intended for in-person, virtual, or hybrid events that promote awareness of craft beer to new populations while creatin...

GrantWatch ID#: 185432

Grants to USA Individuals to Train for Horse Riding Events

Deadline 11/01/22

Grants to USA individuals to participate in horse riding events. Funding is intended to support the education and development of competitive riders. Grant funds may also be requested for travel expenses. The purpose of this program is to educate, inspire, improve skill...

GrantWatch ID#: 196783
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Grants to USA, Canada, and International Athletes with Disabilities for Costs Related to Ath...

Deadline 11/04/22

Grants to USA, Canada, and International individual athletes with disabilities for costs related to participating in athletic and recreational activities. Grants are awarded according to the largest financial need. Funding may be requested to attend competitions, purch...

GrantWatch ID#: 177602

Grants to Illinois and Michigan Nonprofits for Programs to Increase Access to Educational Op...

Deadline 02/03/23 LOI Date: 11/18/22

Grants to Illinois and Michigan nonprofit organizations for educational programs and initiatives in eligible locations. A letter of intent must be submitted prior to applying. Funding is intended for programming that increases access to educational opportunities for lo...

GrantWatch ID#: 175935

Grants to Illinois Nonprofits, Agencies, Schools, IHEs, and Law Enforcement for Projects and ...

Deadline 11/30/22

Grants to Illinois nonprofit organizations and governmental entities including public schools, IHEs, and law enforcement for programs related to shooting sports. Grant funds may also be requested for capital improvements to shooting facilities. Funding is intended to p...

GrantWatch ID#: 182021

Grants to USA Nonprofits for Fitness and Running Programs to Improve Children's Health

Deadline 12/15/22

Grants of up to $10,000 to USA nonprofit organizations for programs to improve children's health. Funding is intended for programs that increase the well-being of children and youth through physical activities. The goal of the program is to encourage and inspire youth ...

GrantWatch ID#: 172484
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Grants and In-Kind Donations to USA Nonprofits, Schools, and Faith-Based Organizations to Pr...

Deadline 12/15/22

Grants of up to $5,000 and in-kind donations to USA nonprofit organizations, schools, and faith-based organizations in eligible locations to benefit children. Areas of focus include food insecurity, health and wellness, and DEI programming. Support ranges from monetary...

GrantWatch ID#: 183698
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Grants to USA Nonprofits, Agencies, and Individuals to Conserve and Restore Mountain Climbing...

Deadline 12/31/22

Grants of up to $8,000 to USA nonprofit organizations, land managers and agencies, local climbing organizations, and individuals to protect and restore mountain climbing areas. Funding is intended to help create healthy climbing landscapes, empower local climbing commu...

GrantWatch ID#: 173943

In-Kind Grants of Sports Equipment to USA Organizations and Teams

Deadline 12/31/22

In-kind grants of sports equipment to USA organizations and teams. Eligible applicants include physical education classes, community programs, and boys and girls field and lacrosse teams. Funds may be used for helmets, sticks, shoulder pads, soft sticks, headgear and g...

GrantWatch ID#: 204773

Grants to USA Organizations Working to Promote the Sport of Lacrosse for Diverse Populations

Deadline 12/31/22

Grants to USA organizations working to promote education and participation in the sport of lacrosse. Funding is intended to support qualifying organizations that conduct programs and projects for youth from age 6 to 19, particularly in underserved communities. Priority...

GrantWatch ID#: 205125

Grants and In-Kind Support to USA Organizations to Promote the Sport of Lacrosse Among Urban...

Deadline 12/31/22

Grants and in-kind support to USA youth-serving organizations for activities to promote the sport of lacrosse. Successful applicants will receive a stipend and equipment to be used in the provision of lacrosse playing opportunities in urban or underserved communities. ...

GrantWatch ID#: 205126
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Grants to USA, Canada, and International Individuals for Research and Education Projects wit...

Deadline 01/15/23

Grants to USA, Canada, and International individuals for research and education projects with a focus on aquatic life. Eligible projects are those that enhance understanding of aquatic environments, hazards posed to coastal and ocean environments, and sport diving phys...

GrantWatch ID#: 200116

Grants to USA Nonprofits to Support Military Personnel, Veterans, and Their Families

Deadline 01/15/23

Grants of up to $15,000 to USA nonprofit organizations for projects and programs that support military personnel, veterans, and their families. Funding is intended to provide services that include recreational activities, employment assistance, supplemental programs fo...

GrantWatch ID#: 205119

Grants to USA, Canada, and International Nonprofits for Projects Related to Boating and the ...

Deadline 02/01/23

Grants to USA, Canada, and International nonprofit organizations for projects related to boating and the environment. Funding is intended for projects that promote water safety, develop economical personal safety equipment, and minimize the deleterious effects boating ...

GrantWatch ID#: 203822
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Grants to USA, Canada, and International Nonprofits and Social Enterprises for Health and Fi...

Deadline 02/15/23

Grants to USA, Canada, and International nonprofit organizations and social enterprises for health and fitness initiatives. Funding is intended for projects addressing healthy aging, such as preventative health support, prevention of non-communicable diseases, communit...

GrantWatch ID#: 192503

Grants to USA Nonprofits and Agencies for Archery Programs for Youth

Deadline 03/01/23

Grants of up to $500 to USA nonprofit organizations and government entities for archery programs for youth. Funding is intended to support equipment purchases and range enhancements for organizations that provide archery programming for youth. The purpose of the grant ...

GrantWatch ID#: 153511

Grants to USA Organizations, Agencies, and Individuals for Projects to Promote Rock Climbing

Deadline 03/01/23

Grants to USA organizations, government agencies, land trusts, and individuals for projects that promote rock climbing. Applicants requesting large amounts or land acquisition support must contact staff prior to applying. Funding is intended to support projects to incr...

GrantWatch ID#: 172915

Grants to USA Nonprofits and Agencies to Promote Safe Off-Road Riding and Access

Deadline 03/01/23

Grants of up to $10,000 to USA nonprofit organizations and government agencies to ensure the future of all-terrain vehicle off-road riding. Funding is available to organizations working to preserve trail access and promote safe and responsible riding. Organizations can...

GrantWatch ID#: 180159
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Grants to USA High Schools and Prep Schools to Support Safe and Substance-Free School Events

Deadline 03/17/23

Grants to USA high schools and preparatory schools to support safe and substance-free school events. Funding is intended to cover expenses associated with school-hosted events that encourage healthy choices and substance-free celebration activities after graduation or ...

GrantWatch ID#: 196746

Grants to USA Climbing Groups to Replace Failing and Outdated Equipment in Local Climbing Ar...

Deadline 09/15/23

Grants to USA anchor replacement groups and climbing organizations to support initiatives to replace inadequate fixed anchors on established routes in local climbing areas. Grant applicants will be expected to demonstrate both need and support from local community memb...

GrantWatch ID#: 183600

Grants to Illinois Nonprofits, Agencies, and IHEs to Host Arts Performances and Residencies

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to Illinois nonprofit organizations, units of government (such as schools, school districts, park districts, and library districts), and institutions of higher education to host groups, performing artists, and companies. Funding is intended to support collaborat...

GrantWatch ID#: 139042

Grants to USA, Canada, and International Nonprofits for Initiatives to Improve Ocean Health

Deadline Ongoing

Grants starting at $10,000 to USA, Canada, and International nonprofit organizations for environmental sustainability initiatives to improve ocean health. Funding is intended to support innovative projects that meet challenges faced by the marine and sailing industries...

GrantWatch ID#: 142067

Grants to Illinois Businesses, Organizations, and Individuals in Eligible Areas for Public E...

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to Illinois businesses, organizations, and individuals in eligible areas for events that encourage visitors and provide economic opportunities for local businesses. Priority is given to projects that involve overnight hotel stays. The event or some portion of th...

GrantWatch ID#: 148969
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Grants to USA Families of Active or Injured Military Service Members and Veterans for Childre...

Deadline Ongoing

Grants of up to $300 to USA families of active overseas military personnel and severely injured service members or veterans to support their children's participation in recreational programs and camps. Funding is intended for a range of activities such as sports, fine ...

GrantWatch ID#: 156741

Grants to USA First Responders, Military Personnel, and Veterans with Disabilities for Sport...

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA first responders, military personnel, and veterans with disabilities for sports and fitness programs that enhance their physical and mental health. Applicants may request funding toward sports equipment and program expenses. The purpose of the program is ...

GrantWatch ID#: 159935
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Grants to Illinois Nonprofits and Agencies for Public Sports and Recreational Events in Elig...

Deadline Ongoing

Grants of up to $1,000 to Illinois nonprofit organizations and grants of up to $2,500 to government agencies to host recreational and sports events in eligible locations. Funding is intended to support events such as biking, running, walking, hiking, triathlons, and bi...

GrantWatch ID#: 161857

In-Kind Donations of Playtime Products to USA Nonprofits and Schools in Eligible Locations

Deadline Ongoing

In-kind donations of playtime products to USA nonprofit organizations and schools in eligible locations. Interested applicants must contact staff prior to applying. Successful applicants will receive innovative play materials with custom-built loose parts that stimulat...

GrantWatch ID#: 163579

In-Kind Grants to USA Municipalities, Nonprofits, and Schools in Multiple States to Design a...

Deadline Ongoing

In-kind grants to USA municipalities, nonprofit organizations, community groups, and schools in multiple states to support planning, designing, and building new playgrounds. The purpose of this program is to enhance low-income communities that do not have a playspace o...

GrantWatch ID#: 163580

Grants to USA, Canada, and International Nonprofits for Public Welfare Activities

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA, Canada, and International nonprofit organizations for public welfare activities. Funding is intended to support impactful projects that address social needs across the globe. Requests will be accepted for activities in the areas of education, arts and cu...

GrantWatch ID#: 163829

Grants to USA Nonprofits for Programs to Benefit Society

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations for programs and projects to benefit society. Funding is intended for initiatives in the following focus areas: education, literacy, democracy, civil liberties, environment, health, recreation, Jewish Community, and reproductive he...

GrantWatch ID#: 164373

In-Kind Grants to USA Coaches and Instructors for Handball Equipment for New Players

Deadline Ongoing

In-kind grants to qualifying USA coaches and instructors to equip new handball players with eye guards, balls, and gloves. Funding is intended to foster the development of new handball players and to respond to emerging local interest in the sport. Funds may be awarded...

GrantWatch ID#: 176810
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Grants to USA Schools, Volunteers, and Educators for Physical Education and Fitness Projects

Deadline Ongoing

Grants of up to $1,000 to USA schools, volunteers, and educators for programs to improve physical fitness and education for students. Funding is intended for creative and innovative projects. Priority will be given to projects that address a specific need and involve t...

GrantWatch ID#: 177355
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Grants to USA, Canada, and International Organizations, Municipalities, and Schools for Soft...

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA, Canada, and International organizations, municipalities, public schools, and American Indian Tribes to increase access to and participation in softball and baseball for youth. Funding is intended to support capital projects, educational activities, and s...

GrantWatch ID#: 178547

Grants to USA Eligible Youth Athletic Organizations to Enhance Sports Programs

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA eligible youth athletic organizations to enhance programs and experiences for youth in sports programs. Priority will be given to applicants located in low-income areas. Funding is intended to help support and broaden programs that are high quality, attra...

GrantWatch ID#: 179469
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Grants to USA Nonprofits in Multiple States for Programs, Projects, and Capital Support to D...

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations in multiple states for activities in the areas of workforce, economic development, neighborhood revitalization, arts and culture, and learning through play. Funding may be used for projects located in regions where the funding sour...

GrantWatch ID#: 180060

Grants to USA Individuals and Organizations for Trail Maintenance and Improvement Projects

Deadline Ongoing

Grants of $250 to USA individuals and organizations for projects to improve and maintain privately-owned or public trails used for off-road vehicles, as well as public parks, hiking trails, and nature preserves. Eligible projects may include trail clean-ups, trail expa...

GrantWatch ID#: 182914
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