The Finish Line Youth Foundation strives to make a difference in the lives of youth in the communities where employees and customers live, work and play. Finish Line Youth Foundation accomplishes this by being good stewards of the funds received and by supporting youth programs that are effective and inclusive. The Finish Line Youth Foundation financially supports opportunities for participation in youth programs that place an importance on youth development and an active lifestyle.
Finish Line Youth Foundation focuses funding on organizations that provide opportunities for youth participation in the following areas:
Youth athletic programs - Community-based programs addressing active lifestyle and team building skills. Camps -
Established camps with an emphasis on sports and active lifestyle, especially programs serving disadvantaged and special needs kids.
Organizations not currently exempt from federal taxation under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or created for eligible public purposes (such as public and private schools and state-funded universities and colleges)
Political campaigns, or attempts to influence public officials
Organizations that unlawfully discriminate as to race, religion, income, gender, disability or national origin
Projects or programs aimed at promoting the teachings of a particular church or religious denomination, or construction projects of churches and other religious institutions
Fraternal, veterans or labor organizations
Foundations affiliated with a for-profit entity
Organizations for on-going operating support
Start up organizations or programs
Beauty or talent contests
Sponsor teams, special events or fundraising activities
Medical, scientific or academic research
Pay for travel or trips
Grants range from $1,000 - $5,000. In addition to established grants, the Foundation is also very committed to providing opportunities to make significant, larger grants to maximize funding impact in our areas of interest.
Applications will be accepted on a quarterly basis. The board of directors will meet one month after each quarter to review the qualified grant applications received during that period. The Program Director will make recommendations to the board about which organizations he or she feels best meet the mission of the Foundation, are most qualified to execute the programs for which grants are intended, and have the most impact on the kids and/or the community.
The grant cycle for 2014 will be:
|Grants Application Period
|January 1 - March 31
||April - May
|April 1 - June 30
||July - August
|July 1 - September 30
||October - November
|October 1 - December 31
||January - February
* Awarding of grants may be contingent on matching dollars or other stipulations that may delay the final grant disbursement.
Finish Line Youth Foundation
3308 N. Mitthoeffer Road
Indianapolis, IN 46235