2019 USA Football Disaster Relief Grant Application

In partnership with the NFL Foundation, USA Football annually provides equipment donations to youth and high school football organizations that have been affected by floods, earthquakes, fire, theft and other natural disasters.

USA Football's grant committee will review each application carefully to determine if an organization qualifies for a donation.  All youth organizations must be a 501c3 nonprofit organization and affiliated with Heads Up Football.

In evaluating the hundreds applications we receive on an annual basis, that 501(c)(3) status requirement is an important screening tool for us to ensure that we are investing our grant funds in organizations that will be good stewards of those grants. The 501(c)(3) status ensures that the grant recipient has a charitable mission, is not operated for the benefit of private interests, and has been vetted by the IRS through its application process.

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