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The USA Triathlon Foundation will accept grants from individuals and organizations that support and promote triathlon and open pathways to triathlon to those for whom it might not otherwise be possible.  The grant must be for a program related to at least one of the Foundation’s three (3) focus areas;  providing support to youth, paratriathletes, and/or Olympic hopefuls.

Make a Dream Reality

Gifts to the USA Triathlon Foundation will be used to help a range of athletes achieve competitive excellence by creating opportunities that otherwise may not exist. Your financial support will instill a lifetime of fitness in young athletes, open the doors of participation to aspiring paratriathletes and fuel the Olympic dreams of America’s rising stars. YOU can make their dreams a reality!

One hundred percent of all gifts will go to the USA Triathlon Foundation to encourage youth, inspire paratriathletes and enable Olympic hopefuls. For any donation of $10,000 or above made in total by the end of 2015, the donor will receive special recognition as a Founding Patron with his or her name to be displayed on a plaque at the USA Triathlon headquarters in Colorado Springs.

Your donation may provide support for:

  • $20 buys basic gear for a newbie triathlete or paratriathlete: a kickboard, swim goggles, bike bottle and holder
  • $50 provides a child with tri shorts or a helmet 
  • $80 ensures running shoes for an underprivileged child
  • $300 funds a month of high-level coaching for an up-and-coming pipeline athlete
  • $500 allows a wounded veteran to attend a paratriathlon training camp
  • $1,000 buys 10 used bikes for a youth training and racing program
  • $5,000 funds yearly pool rental and race gear for a training program for 300 underprivileged youths
  • $12,000 covers the cost of a sending a paratriathlete to six races during a year
  • $20,000 supports a training camp for 15 paratriathletes including lodging, meals, travel, high-level coaches and handlers
  • $50,000 provides funding for a series of 10 youth-oriented Splash & Dash races targeting 5,000 participants each

Click here to learn more about the USA Triathlon Foundation's levels of giving.

Your gift can help athletes get started in the sport, instill a lifetime of fitness, reach their true potential and even achieve Olympic greatness. You can make dreams come true!

To make a secure, tax-deductible contribution to the USA Triathlon Foundation, please use the donation engine on this page.

For more information on the USA Triathlon Foundation, please contact us via email at or by phone at 719-884-5607.


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Making a Difference One Donation at a Time

developmentWhether the sport of triathlon is ingrained in your lifestyle and has provided you with years of fitness, competition and camaraderie or you are new to the sport, YOU can make a difference! With your support, the USA Triathlon Foundation can ensure the next generation — young aspiring triathletes, paratriathletes and Olympic hopefuls — enjoy similar opportunities and experiences within the fastest-growing sport in the U.S. Olympic Movement.

Your donation supports the USA Triathlon Foundation’s belief that every child should have the chance to participate, every paratriathlete should have the chance to compete, and every elite athlete should chase his or her Olympic dream.

As a supporter of the USA Triathlon Foundation, you can feel an extra sense of pride knowing you play a vital role in sending America’s best athletes to the Olympic Games, providing paratriathletes with the right training and racing gear and introducing triathlon to aspiring youth athletes through multisport camps and clinics … To reach these goals, the USA Triathlon Foundation needs your support. Please consider making a gift today.


Youth: Encourage

youthThe USA Triathlon Foundation believes every aspiring young athlete should have the opportunity to participate in our life-changing sport. Many children swim, bike and run on a daily basis. Putting each discipline together provides a fun fitness outlet that can jumpstart a healthy lifestyle for years to come. With your support, the USA Triathlon Foundation programming will help solidify the future of our sport — by providing equipment and by funding camps, clinics, race fees and travel for aspiring athletes. Our goal is to introduce kids to a lifetime of health and fitness. Supporting kids at the grassroots level can build self-esteem, belonging and help fight the rising childhood obesity epidemic, building A Healthier America Through Triathlon.


Paratriathlon: Inspire

With paratriathlon making its Paralympic Games debut in 2016, interest in this inspirational sport is at an all-time high. The USA Triathlon Foundation is a committed supporter of disabled athletes and this commitment has never been stronger with the recent focus on paratriathlon-specific programming. Our sport provides needed competitive and fitness outlets for hundreds of amazing athletes. However, the expense of adaptive equipment and travel to events, camps, and clinics can be a hurdle for many. Your support can make paratriathlon participation possible for some of the nation’s most remarkable athletes and can help the USA Triathlon Foundation change the lives of disabled athletes by introducing them to the sport through a number of outreach programs.


Olympic Hopefuls: Dream

gwenElite triathlete Gwen Jorgensen realized her Olympic dream in 2011 when she crossed the finish line at the ITU World Triathlon London to lock up a spot on the U.S. Olympic Triathlon Team. Gwen started competing in triathlon in 2010 after being recruited by Olympian Barb Lindquist for USA Triathlon's Collegiate Recruitment Program, part of the elite development pipeline within the organization. With USA Triathlon’s support, Gwen put her career as a CPA at Ernst & Young on hold and was able to focus on training and racing as she developed into one of the world’s best. Alongside the USA Triathlon Foundation, you can support the dream of the next wave of Olympic hopefuls by providing funding for equipment, training camps, international travel and more.