Soccer Without Borders Receives U.S. Soccer Foundation Grant to Support Programs in Baltimore, MD, G
Boston, MA – The U.S. Soccer Foundation has awarded a grant to Soccer Without Borders to support four programs throughout the US.
The U.S. Soccer Foundation, the major charitable arm of soccer in the United States, announced that it has awarded 37 grants totaling more than $1.8 million to non-profit organizations serving youth in underserved communities across the nation. Soccer Without Borders (SWB) is proud to be one of the recipient organizations. This is the second consecutive year in which the U.S. Soccer Foundation has supported SWB through a grant award.
In its continued effort to grow the game of soccer and utilize it to improve the positive health and social outcomes for children, the U.S. Soccer Foundation awards grants to support soccer programming and field-building initiatives nationwide. Non-profit organizations eligible to receive grant funding include those that provide children with the opportunity to play soccer and provide programming aimed at keeping children in under-resourced communities active, healthy, and safe.
“Our goal at the U.S. Soccer Foundation is to provide children with access to quality soccer programs that support both physical and personal development,” said Ed Foster-Simeon, President and CEO of the U.S. Soccer Foundation. “We are pleased to support organizations that not only help grow the game of soccer, but make a positive impact on the lives of the children and families in their communities.”
The support that SWB has been awarded will allow further development and enhancement of the SWB programs in Baltimore, MD, Greeley, CO, Chicago, IL, and Boston, MA. “We are incredibly honored to be selected for a program grant again this year, and look forward to working with the U.S. Soccer Foundation to provide newcomer refugee and immigrant youth across the USA with expanded opportunities,” said Mary McVeigh, Executive Director of Soccer Without Borders.
Support for the U.S. Soccer Foundation’s grant process is provided by the Foundation’s corporate partners, including, FieldTurf, Hunter Industries, Musco Sports Lighting, PEVO Sports, Soccer.com and Sport Court. Since its inception in 1994, the U.S. Soccer Foundation has now awarded more than $60 million in grant awards to non-profit organizations in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
About Soccer Without Borders
Soccer Without Borders is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that uses soccer as a vehicle for positive change, providing newcomer refugee and immigrant youth a toolkit for growth, inclusion and personal success. SWB programs in the USA currently serve more than 750 youth on a consistent basis. In the cities where SWB USA programs operate, the combination of poverty, urban violence, and cultural isolation leads many newcomer youth to feel hopeless. The SWB program authentically shifts outcomes for participants; the support of the positive team community, the holistic range of activities offered, and the influence of caring SWB coaches help young people succeed on and off the field. For more information about SWB, visit www.soccerwithoutborders.org.
About the U.S. Soccer Foundation
The U.S. Soccer Foundation is a recognized leader in sports-based youth development programs for children in underserved, urban communities. Since its founding in 1994, the organization has provided more than $60 million in funding to create and sustain innovative programs across all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Proven to deliver positive health and social outcomes, the Foundation’s affordable initiatives offer safe environments in which both boys and girls thrive. Headquartered in Washington, D.C. the U.S. Soccer Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization. Visit www.ussoccerfoundation.org to learn more.
Editor Note: For your understanding, the U.S. Soccer Foundation is a separate entity from USSF/US/U.S. Soccer. When referring to the U.S. Soccer Foundation, please refer to it by its proper name.