–– Grant applications due July 31, 2017 and will be awarded to organizations that are focused on getting kids moving through sport, physical activity and play –
Nike has announced that applications for the next round of funding through the Nike Community Impact Fund (NCIF) are now being accepted through July 31, 2017. The Community Store in Ivy City in Washington D.C. will award a total of $50,000 via grants of $5,000 to $10,000 each to local organizations that are focused on getting kids active.
All told, six Community Stores will award a total of $300,000 in grants—ranging from $5,000-$10,000 each—in Chicago, Detroit, East Los Angeles, the Flatbush neighborhood in Brooklyn, New Orleans as well as Ivy City in Washington D.C.. NCIF is administered with the support of the Charities Aid Foundation of America (CAF America) and funds projects that help kids unleash their potential through physical activity, sport and play.
The NCIF is an innovative approach to grant-making that engages a committee of Nike employees and store athletes from across the U.S. to directly impact the cities where they live and work. The committee spends volunteer hours reviewing applications and then offers recommendations for organizations to receive cash grants.
“Past grant recipients represent a broad spectrum of community-based solutions that are focused on community impact and transformational change through the power of sport,” said Kathy Webb, Nike’s Community Impact Manager. “It’s an honor to help support organizations that are making a real difference in their communities by improving the health and vitality of our kids.”
Since 2010, the NCIF has awarded more than 400 nonprofit organizations in the United States with nearly $4 million in grants, which includes 356 grants for a total of $3.75 million in Oregon where NCIF began, as well as 48 grants for a total of $240,000 that have been awarded to six additional communities where Nike has Community Stores: downtown Detroit, South Chicago, New Orleans, the Ivy City neighborhood of Washington D.C., Flatbush in Brooklyn and East Los Angeles.
Applications for Ivy City in Washington D.C., New Orleans, the Flatbush neighborhood in Brooklyn, Chicago, Detroit and East Los Angeles are due July 31, 2017. All grant awards will support projects that deliver impact through the lens of sport and physical activity.
The online grant application along with the required information can be accessed at nike.com/ncif.