If you consider yourself an athlete, yet find yourself on the short end of funding stick, the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) may very well be an organization you should learn about as they offer grants that include not only the equipment but also coaching/training and travel/competition expenses. This underscores the organization’s mission to provide opportunities and support to people with physical challenges, so they can pursue active lifestyles through physical fitness and competitive athletics. CAF believes that involvement in sports at any level increases self-esteem, encourages independence and enhances quality of life.
CAF offers grant opportunities in four different grant categories. You may apply for a grant in ONLY ONE of the following categories:
Equipment Expenses (once every 3 years if over 18 years old/ once every two years if under 18)
CAF’s vision is to be a recognized leader in a movement through which physically challenged athletes are accepted and respected at the same level as able-bodied athletes, to have a great and significant impact on each physically challenged athlete served, and to reach out to the physically challenged community by providing inspiration, awareness and mentoring.
Deadline to apply for their grants is Fri., Nov. 2nd, 2018. To apply, CLICK HERE.