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.
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.
Click here for the 2021 NFL Foundation Youth Camp Grant Application Guide to take you through the application and answer any questions you may have.
Traditional Youth Football Camp Application
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 to $4,000. The Youth Football Camp Grant is one of the most popular programs offered by the NFL Foundation. The camps provide a fun and positive experience for youth participants and those involved in hosting the camp.
USA Football First Down Youth Football Camp Application
This application is for current and former NFL players and coaches interested in hosting a USA Football First Down camp (formerly known as Fundamentals). First Down 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 (formerly known as evaluations) for past grants.
The appliction deadline is April 4, 2021.
- Youth Football