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70 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 Illinois Nonprofits, Agencies, and For-Profits to Increase Tourism in the Wake of ...

Deadline 09/30/21

Grants to Illinois nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and for-profit businesses to increase tourism in the wake of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Funding is intended to support the improvement and development of attractions, events, and festivals throu...

GrantWatch ID#: 198030

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

Deadline 09/30/21

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations, public riding areas, and land conservation organizations to promote 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 conse...

GrantWatch ID#: 177556

Grants to Illinois Nonprofits for Community Benefit Services

Deadline 09/30/21

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

GrantWatch ID#: 185990

Grants to USA Hospitals in Multiple States to Host Prom-Like Events for Teenaged Pediatric P...

Deadline 09/30/21

Grants to USA hospitals in multiple states to host events for pediatric patients. Funding is intended to create a prom experience for teenaged patients who are too ill to attend a prom at school. The purpose of this program is to enable hospitalized teens to participat...

GrantWatch ID#: 186526

Grants to USA Students for Local Community Service Projects

Deadline 10/01/21

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

Deadline 11/22/21 LOI Date: 10/08/21

Grants to Illinois nonprofit organizations in eligible regions to benefit local communities. Applicants must submit an LOI prior to applying. Funding is intended for programs and projects in the focus areas of environmental stewardship, nutrition, and the positive deve...

GrantWatch ID#: 180276

In-Kind Grants of Equipment to USA Schools and Community Organizations for Sports Programs f...

Deadline 10/13/21

In-kind grants of sports equipment to USA schools and organizations to support sports programs for youth. Priority is given to programs that serve economically disadvantaged and diverse communities. The purpose of the grant program is to provide organizations with free...

GrantWatch ID#: 143021
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Grants to USA Schools to Introduce a New Sport to the Curriculum

Deadline 10/13/21

Grants to USA schools for programs to support physical education. The purpose of the program is to introduce youth ages six to nineteen to the basic skills and rules of lacrosse, including shooting, passing, cradling, scooping, catching, and shooting. Grants are reserv...

GrantWatch ID#: 173934

Grants to USA Sports Organizations to Increase Access to Sports for Girls in Underserved Pop...

Deadline 10/13/21

Grants to USA sports organizations to create new or expand existing sports opportunities for girls and young women in underserved populations. The purpose of the grant program is to provide underserved youth ages six to nineteen with increased access to lacrosse. Eligi...

GrantWatch ID#: 186692

Grants to USA Sports Organizations for Education and Sports Programs that Benefit Vulnerable...

Deadline 10/13/21

Grants to USA sports organizations for education and sports programs that benefit vulnerable youth. Funding is intended for youth-centered programming that fosters character-building, health, and academic success. The purpose of the program is to support lacrosse progr...

GrantWatch ID#: 186693

Grants to USA Organizations for Sports Events for Underrepresented Populations

Deadline 10/13/21

Grants USA organizations to support sports events and activities that benefit youth from underrepresented populations. Funding is intended for tournaments, clinics, play days, and camp opportunities. Grant funds may be used to support new or ongoing programs that promo...

GrantWatch ID#: 186695

Grants to USA Sports Organizations to Increase Accessibility for Participants with Disabilit...

Deadline 10/13/21

Grants to USA sports organizations to increase accessibility for individuals living with physical and mental limitations and disabilities. Funding is intended to support projects that create tools to break down barriers to participation and increase opportunities for p...

GrantWatch ID#: 186696

Grants to USA Sports Organizations for Youth Activities in Low-Income Communities

Deadline 10/13/21

Grants to USA sports organizations for youth activities in low-income communities. Funding is intended for programs that build character, improve health, and help youth strive for academic excellence. Grants are awarded to projects and programs that promote lacrosse pa...

GrantWatch ID#: 186697

In-Kind Grants to USA Sports Organizations to Introduce Youth to a New Sport

Deadline 10/13/21

In-kind grants to USA sports organizations to introduce youth between the ages of six and fourteen to a new sport. Successful applicants will receive a curriculum for coaches, equipment, and marketing materials in order to operate and promote the program. The purpose o...

GrantWatch ID#: 198328
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Grants to Illinois Nonprofits in Eligible Locations for Programs and Projects to Benefit the...

Deadline 02/18/22 LOI Date: 10/22/21

Grants to Illinois nonprofit organizations in eligible locations for programs and projects to benefit the community. A letter of inquiry is required prior to submitting a full application. Focus areas include arts and culture, education, family, health and wellness, an...

GrantWatch ID#: 176860

Grants to USA Nonprofits and For-Profits for Programs that Benefit Individuals on the Autism...

Deadline 10/22/21

Grants to USA, Puerto Rico, and Virgin Islands nonprofit and for-profit organizations for recreational programs that benefit individuals on the autism spectrum. Funding may be used for programs in the following categories: summer camps, employment, physical fitness and...

GrantWatch ID#: 186356

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

Deadline 10/29/21

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
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Grants to USA Schools, Agencies, Nonprofits, and Tribes for Capital Improvements to Recreati...

Deadline 10/31/21

Grants of $20,000 to USA public schools, municipalities, nonprofit organizations, and sovereign tribal nations for capital improvements to recreational facilities. Funding is intended to reduce the expense of lighting systems in football facilities. The program is inte...

GrantWatch ID#: 142034
NEW

Grants to USA Nonprofits, Municipalities, Schools, and Tribal Nations to Build or Renovate L...

Deadline 10/31/21

Grants of up to $20,000 to USA nonprofit organizations, municipalities, public schools, and Tribal Nations to build or renovate local football fields. Funding is intended for capital projects to benefit football leagues, organizations, and their communities. Grants wil...

GrantWatch ID#: 195273
NEW

Grants to USA High School and Nonprofit Youth Football Programs for Equipment and Resources

Deadline 11/01/21

Grants of up to $5,000 to USA high school and nonprofit youth programs for equipment and resources. The program is intended to ensure that youth and high school football players can play the game safely. Former professional athletes may apply for funding for youth and ...

GrantWatch ID#: 161136
NEW

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

Deadline 12/01/21 LOI Date: 11/01/21

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
NEW

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

Deadline 11/01/21

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
NEW

Grants to USA Individuals to Train for Horse Riding Events

Deadline 11/01/21

Grants to USA individuals to participate in horse riding events. Funding is intended for travel expenses and the educational development of a promising rider. The goal of the funding is to advance the skills, to inspire, and to expand the knowledge of developing riders...

GrantWatch ID#: 196783
NEW

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

Deadline 11/02/21

Grants to USA nonprofit and youth organizations, schools, and parks departments to purchase outdoor recreational equipment. The program is intended is to help communities promote physical activity, encourage all people to play together, and combat childhood obesity. Fu...

GrantWatch ID#: 163421
NEW

Grants to USA, Canada, and International Athletes with Disabilities for Costs Related to Ath...

Deadline 11/05/21

Grants to USA, Canada, and International individual athletes with disabilities for costs related to participating in athletic and recreational activities. Funding may be requested to purchase equipment, attend competitions, or to cover costs associated with coaching an...

GrantWatch ID#: 177602

Grants to USA Educators, Volunteers, and Schools for Physical Education and Fitness Projects

Deadline 11/15/21

Grants of up to $500 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 the...

GrantWatch ID#: 177355
NEW

In-Kind Support to USA Ski Clubs to Promote Cross-Country Skiing for Youth and Adults

Deadline 12/01/21

In-kind support to USA ski clubs to promote participation in cross-country skiing. This program focuses on both adult and youth skiers. The purpose of this program is to promote cross-country skiing as an energetic and fun activity that is part of an active and healthy...

GrantWatch ID#: 146619

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

Deadline 12/15/21

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
NEW

Grants to USA Nonprofits, Agencies, and Tribes for Activities to Conserve Forested Areas

Deadline 01/10/22

Grants to USA and territories nonprofit organizations, local government agencies, and tribes for activities to conserve forestlands. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to finalize. Funding is intended to support projects involving...

GrantWatch ID#: 177342
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Grants to USA Middle and High Schools in Multiple States to Support Athletics Programs

Deadline 01/15/22

Grants of $1,000 to USA public middle schools and high schools in multiple states to support athletic programs that are in danger of closing due to reduced budgets. In previous years, grants have been awarded to provide equipment and uniforms for general-education stud...

GrantWatch ID#: 177219
NEW

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

Deadline 01/31/22

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
NEW

Grants to USA Nonprofits, Agencies, IHEs, Tribes, and District Organizations to Support COVI...

Deadline 01/31/22

Grants to USA and territories nonprofit organizations, government agencies, IHEs, tribes, and district organizations to support the tourism industry's recovery efforts from the economic impacts of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Required registrations take several...

GrantWatch ID#: 197705
NEW

Grants to USA Nonprofits for Entertainment Opportunities for Individuals with Physical Challe...

Deadline 02/01/22

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations to provide entertainment opportunities for individuals with physical challenges. Funding may be used for events and experiences including, but not limited to athletic and recreational activities and day trips. The goal is to provid...

GrantWatch ID#: 177423

Grants to USA Nonprofits and Agencies for Archery Programs for Youth

Deadline 03/01/22

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 Nonprofits, Agencies, and Individuals to Protect and Maintain Outdoor Climbing...

Deadline 03/01/22

Grants to USA nonprofits, agencies, land trusts, and individuals for projects that increase rock climbing accessibility. Funding is intended to preserve and improve climbing areas across the nation. Applicants who have not been previously funded will be given priority.

GrantWatch ID#: 172915

Grants to USA Nonprofits and Agencies to Promote Safe ATV Riding and Access

Deadline 03/01/22

Grants of up to $10,000 to USA nonprofit organizations and government agencies to ensure the future of all-terrain vehicle (ATV) riding. Funding is available to local, state, and national organizations working to preserve trail access and promote safe and responsible r...

GrantWatch ID#: 180159

Grants to Illinois Agencies, Nonprofits, Businesses, and Individuals to Develop and Maintain...

Deadline 03/01/22

Grants to Illinois government agencies, nonprofit organizations, businesses, and individuals to develop and maintain public parks, trails, and recreational facilities. Funding may be used for land acquisition, capital expenses, safety and education programs, and facili...

GrantWatch ID#: 193954
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Grants to USA High Schools and Prep Schools to Support Safe and Substance-Free School Events

Deadline 03/18/22

Grants of up to $2,000 to USA high schools and preparatory schools to support safe and substance-free school events. Funding is intended to cover the expenses of school-hosted events that encourage healthy choices and substance-free celebration activities after graduat...

GrantWatch ID#: 196746
NEW

Grants to Illinois Nonprofits and Agencies in Eligible Counties for Public Sports and Recrea...

Deadline 05/31/22

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

GrantWatch ID#: 161857
NEW

Grants to Illinois Local Governments and Transportation and Park Districts in Eligible Count...

Deadline 05/31/22

Grants of up to $40,000 to Illinois local government agencies and transportation and park districts in eligible counties for the development of public recreational projects. Funding is intended to enhance and update local parks as well as pedestrian and bicycle infrast...

GrantWatch ID#: 189068

Grants to USA Nonprofits for Recreational Activities for Individuals with Disabilities

Deadline 06/01/22

Grants of up to $1,500 to USA nonprofit organizations for recreational programs for individuals with disabilities. Eligible expenses include registration fees, equipment, facilities, and housing. Priority will be given to programs that serve low-income or economically ...

GrantWatch ID#: 153362

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

Deadline 09/15/22

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 of up to $30,000 per project to Illinois nonprofit organizations, units of government (such as schools, school districts, park districts, library districts), and institutions of higher education to host groups, performing artists, and companies. Funding is inten...

GrantWatch ID#: 139042

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

Grants to Illinois Businesses, Agencies, Schools, Parks, and Museums for Energy Optimization...

Deadline Ongoing

Grants of up to $20,000 to Illinois commercial and industrial businesses, local government agencies, parks, schools, and museums in eligible areas for energy optimization projects. Eligible expenses include the installation of light-emitting diode systems, heating, ref...

GrantWatch ID#: 155217

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. The funding source supports programs that provide opportunities for community re-integration for personnel ...

GrantWatch ID#: 159935

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 eligible locations to support planning, designing, and building new playgrounds. The purpose of this program is to enhance low-income communities that do not have a playspac...

GrantWatch ID#: 163580
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Grants to USA Middle Schools for After-School Athletics Programming

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA middle schools for after-school athletics programming serving students in grades 6-8. Funding is intended to support the acquisition of uniforms and equipment. Eligible sports include, but are not limited to, football, basketball, baseball, softball, socc...

GrantWatch ID#: 163705