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AFFILIATE GRANT OPPORTUNITIES

 

New Girls Team - Matching local fundraising to cover membership costs for new girls teams

Brand new youth girls or college women's teams that are formed through the support of local USA Ultimate Affiliate organizations are eligible to receive up to $500 in one-to-one matching grant funds from USA Ultimate, based on total amount of funds raised locally through Affiliate organization for various team expenses, to be applied towards the outstanding cost of individual memberships for players who are rostered in a registered USA Ultimate championship or in an Affiliate's sanctioned event.  Click here for full details and program requirements.
Click here to apply!
 

Play It Forward - Cover the membership costs of underserved youth

Financial support is available for youth players who can't otherwise pay for a USA Ultimate membership.  Players apply through the Affiliate organization and demonstrate need with the letter from their school showing qualification for the national Free & Reduced Price School Meals program.  The Affiliate representative reviews and approves appropriate applications before transmitting appropriate details to USA Ultimate headquarters staff to apply membership based remaining available funding.  Click here for more details.
 

New Start Equipment Kits - Discs, cones, and other materials to help start brand new programs

Affiliates receive priority consideration for these quarterly awarded non-monetary equipment kit grants to assist starting new youth, college or club programs.  Click here for more details.
 

Affiliate Start-up Grants

Official Affiliates, those who have completed an end-of-year review and met all requirements, as well as "Provisional" Affiliates, those who recently joined and are working towards an end-of-year determination to gain "official" status, are eligible to receive each of the following grants one time.   Application for any of the grants does not guarantee selection.  All applications will be reviewed based on demonstrated financial need, the organization's likelihood to succeed, documentation of program, sustainability and overall quality of leadership.  USA Ultimate reserves the right to select applicants based on these criteria as well as other contributing factors including budget availability.

 

  • Affiliate Start-Up

Up to $2,000 based on membership size.

Assistance with progressing the organization from "Provisional Affiliate" status towards more challenging requirements associated with end-of-year determination as "Official Affiliate" status.  May include help with filing for incorporation or non-profit status, establishing bylaws and best business practices, developing or enhancing a board of directors structure, brand development, etc.

 

  • Community Partnerships

Match up to $1,000 based on membership size.

USA Ultimate encourages local organizations to partner with other local entities in the development and provision of ultimate programs, sharing of resources and promotion of the sport.  This program offers an opportunity to receive a matching grant for organizations that partner with local teams, organizations, or groups.

 

 
 

Advanced Program Development Grants

Returning Official Affiliates who have completed at least one full year in the affiliate program are eligible to apply for one of the following grants.  In support of outstanding efforts and achievement in growth, organizations are eligible to apply for one grant during each calendar year in which they demonstrate growth in their total number of members per USA Ultimate Member Services tracking and reporting.  Application for any of the grants does not guarantee selection.  All applications will be reviewed based on demonstrated financial need, the organization's likelihood to succeed, documentation of program, sustainability factors, and overall quality of leadership. USA Ultimate reserves the right to select applicants based on these criteria as well as other contributing factors including budget availability.   

 

  • Youth Participation Initiative

Up to $1,000 based on membership size.

Goals:
1. Assist organizers in developing youth programs that engage boys and girls in the sport of Ultimate at the youth, high school, or younger level in their communities.  Programs could include school-based teams, youth leagues, and youth tournaments for new/developing young players.
2. Reduce barriers to participation by providing free and/or discounted resources or event participation to new/developing youth players.
3. Focus on fun, learning, building friendships, sportsmanship, and Spirit of the Game in order to get more youth playing!
 

  • Program Expansion Grant

Match up to $1,000 based on membership size.

This grant supports the development of sustainable programs intended to reach new communities. Starting a brand new corporate league, indoor league, or military league? Developing plans to expand the reach of your local organization to engage new groups? Tell us how we can help!

 

Affiliate Grant Application Form - Start-Up/Advanced Program Development
(For both start-up and advanced program development grants)