NFL Team Program Grant

NFL Team Program Grant

About the Program

The NFL Team Grant Program provides each of the 32 NFL clubs the opportunity to apply for seven grants that support their efforts to give back to their communities.

NFL PLAY 60 Initiative

  • Through its PLAY 60 grant opportunity, the NFL and the NFL Foundation look to its clubs to help address the rise in the obesity rates among youth and the decline of physical education programs in schools across the country. Clubs may also apply PLAY 60 grant funds toward a Youth Fitness Zone. Playgrounds, gymnasium refurbishments, activity trails, and interactive fitness technology installations are among the more than 150 projects that have taken place since this program began four years ago. In many cases, the NFL Foundation and NFL teams develop Youth Fitness Zones as part of the Hometown Huddle day of service initiative.

Volunteerism Program

  • The Volunteerism grant represents a versatile opportunity for clubs to create awareness of their team’s involvement in the local community and the role that community volunteers play in enhancing the local area. Teams can choose to recognize deserving individuals or organizations committed to giving back to a specific cause or community.

Hometown Huddle

  • This grant supports service projects that provides NFL players, owners, coaches, significant others, and staff from each team with the opportunity to participate in a variety of community-service activities. Teams use this grant to bring NFL PLAY 60 to their communities. Teams may opt to partner with their local United Way if they wish. But it is no longer considered a day-wide league of service.

Crucial Catch: Intercept Cancer 

  • The Crucial Catch: Intercept Cancer grant is offered to encourage broadened partnerships between NFL teams and nonprofit organizations in their markets that support cancer awareness and screening services.  NFL Clubs have the option of activating locally in-stadium and in their community around either one form of cancer selected by the Club, or around cancer detection and prevention more broadly. The annual launch of the campaign, in-stadium branding, etc. – will be primarily focused around a two-week activation window in the month of October. 
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Salute to Service

  • The Salute to Service grant is offered to encourage broadened partnerships between NFL teams and nonprofit organizations in their markets that support appreciation for the men and women serving in our Armed Forces.

Youth Football

  • Through the Youth Football grant opportunity, the NFL and the NFL Foundation look to its clubs to jointly address the needs of nonprofit youth football organizations, high school football programs and other youth and high school football efforts in their local markets. Broa and sustainable impacts should be considered when applying for this grant. 

Social Responsibility

  • The Social Responsibility grant is offered to encourage NFL clubs to seed projects, fund programs and partner with nonprofit organizations in their markets that support work in the sphere of social responsibility (Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault, DUI, Character Education and other issues facing your market). 

 

Who Can Apply

NFL Team Personnel ONLY

Status

This grant is open

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