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  • March 13, 2015

    NEW YORK RED BULLS, U.S. SOCCER FOUNDATION, AND NYC PARKS BREAK GROUND ON NEW MINI-PITCH AT LOWER EAST SIDE PLAYGROUND

    The New York Red Bulls, the U.S. Soccer Foundation, and NYC Parks will make an official announcement of a collaboration to provide both critical afterschool programming and a safe place to play for New York City youth. New York Red Bulls leadership and players, U.S. Soccer Foundation leadership, the NYC Parks Commissioner, along with representatives from the Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD), East Side Community High School, Sport Court and University Settlement, will break ground on a Sport Court mini-pitch that will be built through this collaboration.

  • February 19, 2015

    HELLAS CONSTRUCTION AND U.S. SOCCER FOUNDATION IMPACT OVER 30,000 CHILDREN IN FIRST YEAR OF PARTNERSHIP

    Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Soccer Foundation, the major charitable arm of soccer in the United States, and Hellas Construction, today announced that in the first year of their partnership, they have provided a safe place to play to over 30,000 children in cities across the nation.

  • February 03, 2015

    U.S. SOCCER FOUNDATION GRANTS NEARLY $1,300,000 TO BENEFIT YOUTH SOCCER IN COMMUNITIES NATIONWIDE

    Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Soccer Foundation, the major charitable arm of soccer in the United States, today announced it has awarded 31 grants totaling nearly $1,300,000 to non-profit organizations serving youth in underserved communities across the nation – an increase of over $800,000 in grants awarded in the previous grant cycle.

  • January 28, 2015

    U.S. SOCCER FOUNDATION, KaBOOM! AND DR PEPPER SNAPPLE GROUP AWARD OVER $100,000 IN GRANTS TO BUILD SAFE PLACES TO PLAY

    WASHINGTON, DC, January, 28 2015 – The U.S. Soccer Foundation, KaBOOM!, and Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS) today announced the 2014 Let’s Play Mini Pitch grant recipients, totaling over $100,000 in funding to install hard-surface mini soccer pitches in communities across the country. These mini pitches will provide safe places for children in underserved and under resourced communities to play, to learn and to grow through the game of soccer.

  • January 06, 2015

    U.S. SOCCER FOUNDATION RECEIVES $1 MILLION GRANT FROM OFFICE OF JUVENILE JUSTICE AND DELINQUENCY PREVENTION

    Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Soccer Foundation, the major charitable arm of soccer in the United States, today announced it has received an award of $1 million in funding over two years from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). The Foundation was one of eight organizations selected to receive funding under the “Group Mentoring” category for the 2015 – 2016 fiscal year. The grant will be used to support the Foundation’s Soccer for Success program in six cities nationwide.

  • November 24, 2014

    U.S. SOCCER FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES TWO-YEAR PARTNERSHIP WITH KWIK GOAL

    Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Soccer Foundation, the major charitable arm of soccer in the United States, today announced a two-year corporate partnership with Kwik Goal, one of the largest manufacturers of soccer goals and field equipment in the country. The two organizations will partner to bring the game of soccer to children, in urban, underserved communities, who don’t have the resources to play and therefore receive the sport’s health and social benefits.

  • October 20, 2014

    U.S. SOCCER FOUNDATION KICKS OFF 2014-2015 SOCCER FOR SUCCESS PROGRAM YEAR

    Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Soccer Foundation, the major charitable arm of soccer in the United States, announced today that it has kicked off the 2014-2015 season of Soccer for Success in more than 30 cities across the country. Soccer for Success is a free afterschool sports-based, youth development program created by the U.S. Soccer Foundation that uses soccer as a tool to improve the health and behavioral outcomes for children in underserved, urban communities.

  • October 01, 2014

    U.S. SOCCER FOUNDATION, LA GALAXY FOUNDATION & BROTHERHOOD CRUSADE TO UNVEIL ALGIN SUTTON FIELD IN SOUTH LOS ANGELES

    The U.S. Soccer Foundation, in collaboration with the LA Galaxy Foundation, Brotherhood Crusade, City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation & Parks, the Leon Lowenstein Foundation, the Cal South Foundation, and the California Endowment will unveil a new synthetic turf soccer field at the Algin Sutton Recreation Center, in South Los Angeles, on Wednesday, October 1, 2014. The field unveiling will include an opening ceremony with remarks from local dignitaries and partners, in addition to an LA Galaxy soccer clinic with local youth in the U.S. Soccer Foundation’s Soccer for Success program.

  • September 22, 2014

    U.S. SOCCER FOUNDATION GRANTS MORE THAN $511,000 TO BENEFIT YOUTH SOCCER & COMMUNITIES NATIONWIDE

    Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Soccer Foundation, the major charitable arm of soccer in the United States, announced today it has awarded nine grants totaling more than $511,000 to non-profit organizations serving youth in underserved communities across the nation.

  • July 21, 2014

    U.S. SOCCER FOUNDATION, BOSTON PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT AND AMERICA SCORES BOSTON TO UNVEIL LOPRESTI SOCCER FIELD IN EAST BOSTON WITH OPENING REMARKS BY MAYOR MARTIN J. WALSH

    Boston, MA - The U.S. Soccer Foundation, Boston Parks and Recreation Department and America SCORES Boston will unveil a new state-of-the-art soccer field at LoPresti Park in Boston, MA on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 to many of the local youth who live in the East Boston area, marking the completion of the first phase of a $1.1 million project.

Our Partners

  • adidas

    adidas, the Foundation's Safe Places to Play - Mini-Pitch Partner, supports providing children in underserved communities with safe play spaces nationwide. adidas strives to be the globally leading and most popular sporting goods brand. Dedicated to innovation,  adidas embraces creativity and seeks to be socially responsible in all facets of its brand. For more information, please visit adidas.com.

  • APT

    APT (Advanced Polymer Technology), the Foundation’s Partner for Acrylic Coating Products, is a global leader in high performance sports surfaces. APT provides people around the world with safe, reliable, performance enhancing surfaces. APT’s Laykold Masters acrylic surfacing system will be the official surface of an estimated 500 mini-pitches. For more information on APT, please visit www.sportsbyapt.com.

  • AstroTurf

    For athletes and soccer enthusiasts, AstroTurf® is redefining how synthetic soccer fields are built and perform. The brand offers advanced, state-of-the-art synthetic turf systems with proprietary engineered technologies. A growing number of clubs, high schools, colleges, professional sports teams and municipalities continue to select AstroTurf’s LigaTurf-branded products for their premium quality, technical superiority, and safety. To learn more, visit the company’s recently redesigned website, www.astroturf.com/soccer. - See more at: https://ussoccerfoundation.org/article/astroturf-partners-with-the-u.s.-soccer-foundation-as-a-national-partner-for-field-building-program#sthash.FL8E8bAM.dpuf

  • CHA

    CHA Sports, the Foundation's Supplier for Soccer Facility Design and Planning Services, provides community partners with expertise in soccer facility design. CHA Sport's full service approach allows the company to build world-class projects without breaking budgets. For more information, please visit chacompanies.com

  • Hunter

    Hunter Industries, the Foundation's National Partner for Irrigation Equipment, is one of the world's leading manufacturers of irrigation equipment for turf, landscape and soccer fields.  Hunter Industries' focus is on landscape irrigation with a significant part of its business centering on the proper care and maintenance of sports turf. For more information, please visit hunterindustries.com. Please contact Lynda Wightman, 406-273-3073, lynda.wightman@hunterindustries.com with any questions regarding the U.S. Soccer Foundation's grants program.

  • Kwik Goal

    Kwik Goal, the Foundation’s Official Supplier for goals, seating, boundary equipment, training equipment and coaching accessories, will be supporting a variety of Foundation programs and initiatives including: Soccer for Success, National Training and the Safe Places to Play program. Over thirty years ago, Kwik Goal was founded on the revolutionary concept of providing transportable goals for coaches at all age levels. Since that time, Kwik Goal has continued to focus on helping coaches and soccer programs create safe and dynamic learning environments by supplying high quality, safety tested soccer goals, field equipment and training equipment to the domestic and international market. For more information, please visit Kwikgoal.com.

  • Musco

    Musco Lighting, the Foundation's National Partner for Sports Lighting, has specialized in the design and manufacture of athletic field lighting for over 35 years.  Musco’s newest innovation, Light-Structure GreenTM, offers significant advantages for your budget and the environment — operating costs are cut in half, spill light is reduced by 50%, and 100% of your maintenance costs are covered for 25 years. To request your free copy of Sports Lighting: Answers to 7 Common Questions, please visit www.musco.com. Please contact Mike Shindler at mike.shindler@musco.com with any questions regarding the U.S. Soccer Foundation's grants program.

  • Nike

    NIKE, Inc., the U.S. Soccer Foundation’s National Partner for Athletic Apparel, supports the Foundation and its programs by providing Nike apparel to kids in underserved communities. Nike believes in the power of sport to unlock human potential and is committed to providing access to sport and physical activity  for kids to help set them up for success for life. For more information, please visit http://about.nike.com/pages/community-impact

  • SCORE Sports

    SCORE Sports, the preferred provider of shin guards to the Foundation’s Soccer for Success program, is a family-owned and operated business specializing in sports equipment, uniforms and apparel. SCORE is an industry leader and has been involved in the sports community for over 40 years. SCORE outfits athletes with high-quality uniforms that SCORE develops, designs and manufactures in the U.S. SCORE takes pride in working with various non-profit groups and causes to give back to athletes who may need some extra support to play the game they love. SCORE is environmentally cautious with the materials it uses for its products and does its part in minimizing our environmental footprint. SCORE proudly offers a wide variety of products to provide customers with a one-stop shop for all your soccer needs. For more information, please visit scoresports.com.

  • Soccer.com

    Soccer.com, the Foundation's National Partner for Soccer Equipment and Uniforms, was founded in 1984 to provide high quality soccer gear at reasonable prices through its nationally circulated catalog. Soccer.com embodies a passion for the game that extends to the people who play, coach and support soccer. For more information, please visit soccer.com.

  • Sport Court

    Sport Court®, the Foundation's Supplier for Futsal Surfaces, has been the industry leader in modular athletic flooring for over 30 years. With more than 50,000 installations worldwide, and the largest and most experienced network of authorized dealers, Sport Court® delivers innovative, durable, high-performance solutions for a variety of sports and activities. For more information, please visit sportcourt.com. Please contact Joel McCausland at jmccausland@sportcourt.com for any questions regarding the U.S. Soccer Foundation's grants program.

  • World Soccer Shop

    Launched in 2001, World Soccer Shop is an online soccer retailer based in Birmingham, Alabama. It carries one of the world’s widest selections of officially-licensed products from the sport’s top brands and teams. World Soccer Shop is passionate about soccer and endeavors to spread the beautiful game around the world, especially to those in areas of need. For more information, please visit www.worldsoccershop.com.

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