Our mission is to be a foundation for athletic, professional, and social development. We accomplish the goals of our mission by coordinating scholarships and grants for athletes who volunteer in the community.
We do not raise funds, and we do not fund our own scholarships and grants. The emphasis for us is on the coordination of funds. We are a philanthropic form of “crowdfunding”, but we can coordinate the receipt of funds tax-free.
How to Use Our Website
We provide YOU with a platform through which YOU can create your own scholarship or grant without having to start or staff a unique foundation. We also handle the review process of all applications as well as the proper distribution of funds, and YOU handle the marketing of your grant or scholarship profile on this website to raise awareness and to raise donations.
Because we are a 501c3, we can accept donations in excess of $50,000 from a single donor. This is a unique advantage because the donation is tax-deductible, and the recipients will receive the funds tax-free.
Examples of Scholarships or Grants
- Equipment, training, and competition expenses for Olympic hopefuls.
- Equipment, training, and competition expenses for amateur sport teams.
- A scholarship for athletes pursuing careers in Architecture.
According to NCAA Bylaws, scholarships and grants must be available nationwide to the general public, and selection of winners cannot be based on athletic ability (except for Olympians for Olympic purposes). For example, a grant for athletes interested in social impact in the City of New Orleans is OK, but the grant cannot be limited to athletes from New Orleans. Similarly, a scholarship cannot be granted to an athlete just because they are in Division I. Again, except for Olympians, we cannot not discriminate based on athletic ability.
Familial relationships are also restricted. Scholarships and grants cannot be created merely for a specific person like your nephew. It must be available to the general public. In fact, applicants with a familial relationship to the scholarship/grant creator are automatically disqualified from applying for your grant or scholarship.
To create a scholarship or grant, please email firstname.lastname@example.org