What we fund
The USA Track & Field Foundation is committed to increasing access to and participation in the sport of track and field, long distance running and race walking in the United States. Our primary areas of funding include:
Who we fund
The USATF Foundation awards grants to organizations that are tax-exempt under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code, schools recognized by a state authority, members of USATF (for scholarships and similar programs), and USATF-member clubs (youth, open and masters). Other worthy organizations may apply, but are encouraged to become affiliated with USATF. Certain grants are made directly to individual elite athletes who meet specific criteria--see Elite Athlete Development Grant (PDF).
How to apply for a grant
Size of grants. The size of a grant primarily depends on its potential for impact.
Grant application. The USATF Foundation encourages eligible organizations to submit an inquiry application for programs that fit our mission and guidelines. Please print and complete the USATF Grant Inquiry Application (PDF). In addition, we ask that you submit an inquiry summary (no more than two pages in length) which covers at least the following:
We prefer inquiry summaries that are on the letterhead of the sponsoring organization.
Grant approval. If the inquiry summary fits within the scope of USATF Foundation funding priorities, sponsoring organizations will be contacted for further evaluation. Grant proposals will then be reviewed and considered by the USATF Foundation Board of Directors which meets two times a year (early February and mid-late June). While inquiry applications are welcome year-round, the deadline for final grant proposals in any given review period is 30 days prior to Board review. The entire grant application process will usually take less than six months.
Send grant inquiry applications and summaries to:
USA Track & Field Foundation
One RCA Dome, Suite 140
Indianapolis, IN 46225
Please visit this website for more information on the USA Track & Field Foundation or call 317-261-0500.