FUNDING FOR TEAMS

Keep your team in the game

See how you can get financial support for your youth sports team or school.

The DICK'S Sporting Goods Foundation believes that Sports Matter. We feel that sports play a vital role in teaching our children fundamental values like a strong work ethic, teamwork, and good sportsmanship. We proudly support leagues, teams, athletes, and outdoor enthusiasts throughout all 50 states. If you’re interested in submitting a request for a grant or sponsorship please create an account and provide all relevant information. If you have any questions, please see the FAQ.

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If you’re a school looking for support

Go to DonorsChoose.org and post a project on their website.

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If you’re a 501c3 nonprofit organization looking for a grant

If you’re a nonprofit organization that is helping youth from low socioeconomic communities and families, you can ask for a cash grant from The DSGF. Please go to the grant request form and provide all relevant information. If you have questions, please consult the FAQ.

Timing

Grant requests are accepted on a rolling basis. We review all new grant requests on a monthly basis. We will get back to you with a decision or seeking additional information within 60 days.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Must be a 501c3 organization
  • Must be in a community in which we have a store presence
  • Must have a team youth sports focus
  • Must not be a religious or political causes, individual, scholarship, political campaign or candidate.
  • Request must be under $25,000
  • Must be one of these sports:
    Archery, Boxing, Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheerleading, Cricket, Cross-Country, Curling, Cycling, Dance Team, Distance Running, Diving, Equestrian, Fencing, Field Hockey, Fishing, Flag Football, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Hockey, Kayaking, Lacrosse, Martial Arts/ Kung Fu, Mixed Martial Arts, Mountain Biking, Mountain Climbing, Netball, Pickleball, Polo, Racquet Sports, Rowing, Rugby, Sailing, Skating, Skiing / Snowboarding, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, T-Ball, Table Tennis, Tennis, Track and Field, Triathlon, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Water Polo, Weight Lifting, Wrestling.
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If you’re a sports team or league looking for sponsorship

If you’re a community youth sports team or a youth sports league that is helping youth from low socioeconomic communities and families, you can ask for sponsorship from The DICK’S Sporting Goods company. Please go to the sponsorship request form and provide all relevant information. If you have questions, please consult the FAQ.

Timing

Grant requests are accepted on a rolling basis. We review all new sponsorship requests on an ongoing basis. We will get back to you with a decision or seeking additional information within 30-90 days.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Must be a youth sports team or league
  • Must be in a community in which we have a store presence
  • Must not be a religious or political causes, individual, scholarship, political campaign or candidate.
  • Must be one of these sports (some flexibility):
    Archery, Boxing, Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheerleading, Cricket, Cross-Country, Curling, Cycling, Dance Team, Distance Running, Diving, Equestrian, Fencing, Field Hockey, Fishing, Flag Football, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Hockey, Kayaking, Lacrosse, Martial Arts/ Kung Fu, Mixed Martial Arts, Mountain Biking, Mountain Climbing, Netball, Pickleball, Polo, Racquet Sports, Rowing, Rugby, Sailing, Skating, Skiing / Snowboarding, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, T-Ball, Table Tennis, Tennis, Track and Field, Triathlon, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Water Polo, Weight Lifting, Wrestling.

I’m not only coaching these girls to win at softball. We’re trying to prepare them for the future.

Tim Bray // Ringgold, VA