COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The USA Triathlon Foundation is now accepting grant applications from the triathlon community for 2017. Funding is available for individuals, clubs, teams and organizations to support the sport and open pathways to triathlon for those whom it might not otherwise be possible.
Grants will be awarded to establish or develop programming that supports at least one of the Foundation’s three focus areas: providing support to youth, paratriathletes and U.S. Olympic hopefuls.
Grant proposals are due by March 17, 2017, and selections will be made by March 31. Each grant proposal is eligible for up to $5,000 with the activities and funds to be used in 2017. Grant guidelines and the application can be found on the Foundation's website at usatriathlonfoundation.org.
"We are excited to award grants once again in 2017 that will help promote triathlon for youth, paratriathlon and Olympic hopeful programs," said John Cassimatis, USA Triathlon Foundation Trustee and Grant Chair. "Thanks to our generous donors and their support we have been able to award over $150,000 in the past two years and are able to continue our grant program again for 2017."
The Foundation distinguishes itself in that 100 percent of donations and gifts received go directly to grants and programming.
Questions on the 2017 grant program should be directed to the USA Triathlon Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about the USA Triathlon Foundation, including past grant recipients, please visit usatriathlonfoundation.org. To make a tax-deductible gift, please click Donate Now button on the website or use the printable form on the brochure. For gifts-in-kind and bequests, please email email@example.com and a Trustee will be in contact. One hundred percent of each donation will support aspiring triathletes and programs.
About USA Triathlon Foundation
The USA Triathlon Foundation was created in 2014 by the USA Triathlon Board of Directors as a separate tax-exempt 501(c)(3) entity. Under the leadership of its Trustees and Committee members, the Foundation serves as a means to create a healthier America through triathlon, and seeks to open up new pathways to the sport through the generosity of donors. USA Triathlon Foundation operates with the belief that every child should have the chance to participate, every paratriathlete should have the opportunity to compete, and every aspiring elite athlete should be able to chase his or her Olympic dream. Donations to the USA Triathlon Foundation ensure America's youth are introduced to the benefits and fun of a multisport lifestyle, athletes with disabilities receive the training, support and gear to be able to participate and excel, and the best aspiring athletes have a pathway to the Olympic Games. Visit usatriathlonfoundation.org to learn more and donate today.