Athletic Store Chain Funds Sports, Environment Programs

grantsPrivate Funder: Dick’s Sporting Goods; Opportunities: Community Program (2016); Funding Focus: Environment, physical activity, children, youth; Geographic Focus: National (communities must be close to a Dick’s Sporting Goods location); Eligibility: Nonprofits, youth sports teams and leagues, youth outdoor programs, athletes and outdoors enthusiasts; Funding: Multiple awards; Deadline: None.

Summary: The sporting goods chain believes sports contribute to a better world and that people who take part in sports will learn essential life skills like leadership, discipline and integrity. The company supports programs that inspire and enable sports participation.


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