NFL Club Community Grants

About the Program

The NFL Club Community Grants provide each of the 32 NFL clubs the opportunity to apply for up to seven grants that support their efforts to give back to their communities and activate national cause campaigns in their local markets.

Social Justice

  • The Social Justice Club Community 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 justice. This grant should be used to fund organizations, programs or initiatives that reduce barriers to opportunity. Areas of priority include, but are not limited to, education, criminal justice reform, community/police relations and can also address poverty, racial equality and workforce/economic development. 

NFL PLAY 60 Initiative

  • Through its PLAY 60 grant opportunity, the NFL Foundation provides clubs resources 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 265 projects that have taken place since this program began. 

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.

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. 

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 the men and women serving in our Armed Forces. Salute to Service is a year-round effort to Honor, Empower and Connect our nation’s service members, veterans and their families. It is grounded in deep partnerships with nonprofits and organizations that support the military community in the United States and across the world. 

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. Broad and sustainable impacts should be considered when applying for this grant. All youth football organizations must be Heads Up Football compliant for 2021. Grant funds may be used to meet compliance requirement.  

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, Mental Health, Character Education and other societal issues facing club markets). 

Huddle Legacy

  • The Huddle Legacy Grant will allow each Club to continue focusing on the pillars that are most important to their organizations while inviting community members to join. Whether it’s one time a year or on multiple occasions, every time you invite fans and your community into your efforts, it will qualify as a Huddle. Volunteering is an easy way to accomplish this, but we invite you to think creatively about other ways you can open your doors and welcome fans and your community in to be a part of the impact you make every day. Fans are excited by the opportunity to join your organization as you make a difference.

Who Can Apply

Applications are only available for NFL Team Personnel

Important Dates

The application deadline for all grants is November 1st, 2021.

  • Health & Safety
  • Youth Football
  • Social Justice
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