Youth Football Camp Grants

About the Program

The National Football League Foundation supports current and former NFL players and coaches who organize and host free, non-contact youth football camps during the summer. Grants range from $1,000 up to $3,500.

This program recognizes NFL players and coaches who give back to communities in their hometowns or team cities while also providing positive examples for young football participants by emphasizing sportsmanship and involvement in community-wide charitable projects.

First-time coaches at camps funded through the NFL Foundation must complete our online Coach Smart course with instruction on heat and hydration and concussion awareness and prevention. This year's Coach Smart Course includes an updated CDC concussion awareness video.

For first time applicants and any players who need assistance running camps the NFL Foundation strongly recommends applying for the USA Football FUNdamentals camp (available once you log in and register).

FUNdamentals is designed to provide a turn-key and ready-to-execute, non-contact youth football clinic at your desired facility. The objective is simple: make it easy for caring NFL players and coaches to provide a positive football development experience to children in their communities.

Who Can Apply

  • Current NFL players

  • Former NFL players who:

    • Are vested under the Bert Bell/Pete Rozelle NFL Player Retirement Plan

    • Will host a camp associated with a nonprofit organization or school

  • Current NFL coaches (head, assistant, special teams, etc.)

  • Former NFL coaches (head, assistant, special teams, etc.) who will host a camp associated with a nonprofit organization and/or school

Please note that the NFL Foundation will not review applications for any players or coaches who have not completed grant reports for past grants.

2019 Important Dates

At this time, the NFL Foundation will no longer accept applications for Youth Football Camps in 2019. 

  • Youth Football