We are excited to announce that we have awarded 7 grants totaling nearly $190,000 to non-profit organizations serving youth in under-resourced communities in California, Florida, Michigan, Missouri and New York! Non-profit organizations eligible to receive grant funding include those that provide children with the opportunity to play soccer and provide programming that promotes healthy youth development. This funding will create safe play spaces for more than 8,000 youth and adults in 5 states.
Congratulations to the latest Safe Places to Play grant recipients:
- Albany Jewish Community Center - Albany, NY
- Capital Area Soccer League (CASL) - East Lansing, MI
- City of Encinitas - Encinitas, CA
- City of Maplewood - Maplewood, MO
- Kounkuey Design Initiative (KDI) - Los Angeles, CA
- Town of Medley - Medley, FL
“The U.S. Soccer Foundation is proud to support organizations that are working to create equal access to safe places to play while leveraging the game of soccer to change health and social outcomes for youth.” -Ed Foster-Simeon, President & CEO, U.S. Soccer Foundation
Support for our grant process is provided by our corporate partners, including Hellas Construction, Hunter Industries, Kwik Goal, Musco Sports Lighting, Soccer.com, and Sport Court. To date, we have helped create over 1,100 safe play spaces for children and communities nationwide. Click here to learn more about Safe Places to Play.
Check out these photos from one of our previous Safe Places to Play grant recipients, Ogden School Foundation, in Ogden, UT. Big thank you to Hellas Construction for their support in creating this safe place to play!
Thank you to our corporate partners!