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Foundation Grant Request Application

The NSCAA Foundation invites 501(c)3 organizations to submit an application for a grant for the grant recipient to host at their own facility an NSCAA Non-Residential Diploma Course taught by NSCAA Coaching Academy staff. Each year, the NSCAA Foundation awards several grants. Grants cover all the costs for NSCAA Coaching Academy staff and materials needed for an organization to host an NSCAA Coaching Academy Non-Residential Diploma Course for all its volunteer coaches at no cost to the organization or the attendees. For more information on NSCAA Non-Residential Courses view the NSCAA Course Guide.

You may download the following application instructions and requirements below:
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Step 1: Complete Application


  • All grant applications must be submitted by a current NSCAA Member on behalf of the applicant.
  • Grant applications MUST be emailed to jhedglin@nscaa.com.
  • Grant Applications MUST be received no later than midnight Eastern Time October 23, 2015.

In a separate document please complete all information requested in the following sections.
Keep responses concise (two paragraphs maximum per question


  • Organization Name:
  • Primary Contact:
  • Legal Physical Address:
  • Primary Contact’s Address (if different):
  • Primary Contact Phone Number:
  • Primary Contact Email Address:
  • Organization’s Web Site Address:
  • Are you a Soccer for Success Program (Y/N):
  • Has your organization previously received an NSCAA Grant?:


  • Organization’s History.
  • Date Organization Received 501(c)3 Status. Provide a copy of the IRS ruling letter and most recent 990.
  • Organizational Goals and Objectives (short-term and long-term).
  • Programs and Services (briefly describe your organization’s overall programs and services).
  • Organizational Structure (board, staff, volunteers).


  • Select one NSCAA Non-Residential Diploma Course as your grant request.
  • Estimate direct attendance and the overall number of people and/or organizations that will benefit from the program.
  • Description of Need. (What is the issue you plan to address with this grant? How will this grant help the NSCAA Foundation achieve its mission of providing soccer coaching education opportunities to underserved socioeconomic communities, geographic areas, and ethnic groups throughout the United States?)
  • Specific Activities. Include information about the anticipated course date, hosting facilities, timeline, and course promotion. All organizations receiving NSCAA Foundation grants will be required to promote the NSCAA Foundation and the grant on their organization’s website.
  • Objectives and Goals for this Request. (How will this grant strengthen the organization, address the issues, make improvements, or achieve success?)
  • Evaluation. (What are the anticipated outcomes and how will you know if you are successful?)
  • Other. (Use this space to provide any additional information that you feel would be relevant to this grant request that is not covered in the sections above.)

Step 2: Review and Submit


  • Responses from Section I, II, and III in PDF format.
  • Copy of 501(c)3 IRS Ruling Letter
  • Copy of most recent 990


  • Save your application as a PDF with a file name clearly denoting the name of the applying organization.
  • Email the completed grant request application and any required documents as Adobe Acrobat PDF file attachment to: jhedglin@nscaa.com.

All grant requests, including all supporting materials, become the property of the NSCAA Foundation and will not be returned. The NSCAA Foundation reserves the right to reject any grant request.

Organization(s) receiving a grant from the NSCAA Foundation will be required to hold the awarded course within 9 months of being notified of the award. Grant recipients must provide a written evaluation of the program results no later than 2 months from the date of holding the non-residential diploma course. Failure to meet these requirements will render the organization ineligible for future grants from the NSCAA Foundation.