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Digital Divide Grant Application

  • Social Justice

The NFL Foundation will provide up to $15,000 per team to earmark for work with local nonprofits to help bridge the digital divide in their communities.

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Player Matching Youth & High School Football Grants

  • Youth Football
  • Matching Grants

Supports former and current NFL players through financial matching and coach support grants to high schools and youth football programs.

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Player Matching Social Justice Grant

  • Social Justice

This grant is designed to provide nonprofit organizations with match funding of up to $5,000 on behalf of a current or former NFL player in the arena of social justice.

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NFL Club Community Grants

  • Health & Safety
  • Youth Football
  • Social Justice

Grants are provided to each of the 32 NFL teams to support the implementation of the league’s national initiatives throughout the year in local team markets.

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NFL Club Matching Grants Program

  • Matching Grants

Provides NFL clubs with matching funds to support youth and high school football needs and opportunities in their respective markets.

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NFL High School Football Coach of the Week

  • Youth Football

Provides NFL clubs with funds to recognize local high school coaches who demonstrate hard work and dedication to their football programs.

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Youth Football Camp Grants

  • Youth Football

Through this program, grants are awarded to free, non-contact youth football clinics and camps organized by current and former NFL players and coaches.

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Player Foundation Grant

  • Matching Grants

Through the Player Foundation Grant program, the NFL Foundation recognizes and supports the charitable work of current and former NFL players' non-profit organizations that either fund and implement programs; or function as grant-making foundations to other charitable organizations.

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Don Shula NFL High School Football Coach of the Year

  • Youth Football

The Don Shula NFL High School Coach of the Year award honors high school football coaches that display the integrity, achievement, and leadership exemplified by the winningest coach in NFL history, Don Shula.

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NFL YET Grant Program

  • Youth Football

Youth Education Towns (YETs) are the education enrichment centers that serve as legacies in Super Bowl host cities. This program supports established YETs in cities across the country.

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Pro Bowl Community Grant

  • Youth Football

Provides grants to Hawaiian nonprofit organizations to benefit the state beyond the Pro Bowl game. Recipient organizations must be dedicated to serving youth in the state of Hawaii.

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Nike Youth Football Grant

  • Health & Safety
  • Youth Football
  • Social Justice
  • Matching Grants

Through an expanded partnership with Nike, the NFL and NFL Foundation are able to provide up to $10,000 per club specifically for youth and high school football support.

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Player Matching Community Grant

  • Matching Grants

This grant is designed to provide nonprofit organizations with funding of up to $5,000 on behalf of a current or former NFL player who has donated financially to a nonprofit organization doing work to better the community.

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Disaster Relief Grant

  • Health & Safety

Through the NFL Foundation COVID-19/Disaster Relief Youth Football Grant program, NFL club foundations may submit applications to the NFL Foundation for grants up to $10,000 to provide support to youth & high school football programs in their markets that have experienced hardship (COVID-19, Natural Disasters, etc.). 

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