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  • May 14, 2014

    U.S. SOCCER FOUNDATION GRANTS MORE THAN $450,000 TO BENEFIT YOUTH SOCCER & COMMUNITIES NATIONWIDE

    Latest Grant Cycle Supports Soccer Programs and Field-Building Initiatives in Six States

    Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Soccer Foundation, the major charitable arm of soccer in the United States, today announced it has awarded 10 grants totaling more than $450,000 to non-profit organizations serving youth in underserved communities across the nation. [Read More]

  • May 13, 2014

    U.S. SOCCER FOUNDATION TO RECEIVE FINE MONIES FROM MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER PLAYERS UNION

    MLS Players Union's Contribution Supports the Foundation's Mini-Pitch Initiative

    Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Soccer Foundation, the major charitable arm of soccer in the United States, today announced it was selected to receive a portion of the 2013 Major League Soccer season fine monies from the Major League Soccer Players Union as a part of its Collective Bargaining Agreement with MLS to donate all fine monies collected from MLS players to a charity or charities of their choice. The Union’s fine money contribution will support the Foundation’s mini-pitch initiative within its Safe Places to Play program. [Read More]

  • March 31, 2014

    MAROON PR EXPANDS SPORTS, NONPROFIT AND HOSPITALITY ROSTER WITH THREE NEW CLIENTS

    Agency's Divisions Grow with Addition of U.S. Soccer Foundation, Share Our Strength and Big Cork Vineyards

    Columbia, Md. - Maroon PR, a full-service public relations and marketing agency, today announced it has added three new clients to its sports, nonprofit and hospitality portfolios. National and regional organizations including the U.S. Soccer Foundation, Share Our Strength and Big Cork Vineyards will be working with the agency to enhance their various communications and branding needs such as media relations, event management and social and digital media marketing. [Read More]

  • March 10, 2014

    U.S. SOCCER FOUNDATION & POLITICO TO HOST SECOND ANNUAL CAPITAL SOCCER CLASSIC

    Event to Celebrate "Soccer for Success" Program & 2014 World Cup

    Washington, D.C. - The U.S. Soccer Foundation, the major charitable arm of soccer in the United States, and POLITICO announced today that they will host the second annual Capital Soccer Classic at RFK Stadium in Washington on Tuesday, April 8, 2014. [Read More]

  • January 30, 2014

    U.S. Soccer Foundation Receives $1.9 Million Grant from Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

    Funding will Support the Foundation's Youth Mentoring Program

    Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Soccer Foundation today announced that it has received an award of $1.9 million in funding over two years from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, an office within the U.S. Department of Justice. Funding will be used to support the Foundation’s Soccer for Success program in seven cities nationwide. The Foundation was one of three organizations selected to receive funding under the “Group Mentoring” category in fiscal year 2013. [Read More]

  • January 13, 2014

    Hellas Construction, Inc. Joins the U.S. Soccer Foundation as National Partner for the Safe Places to Play Program

    Partnership highlights Hellas as the official turf provider and field construction partner of the Foundation

    Washington, D.C. (January 13, 2014) – The U.S. Soccer Foundation announced that Hellas Construction, Inc. has been selected as the National Partner for the Foundation’s Safe Places to Play program. The Safe Places to Play program focuses on creating or enhancing field spaces in underserved areas in order to provide safer places for children to play soccer. To date, the Foundation has helped create or improve over 1,000 safe places for children to play nationwide. [Read More]

  • December 16, 2013

    U.S. Soccer Foundation Grants Benefit Over 18,000 Children in 20 States

    Latest Grant Cycle Awards Over $1.8 million to Support Soccer Programs and Field-Building Initiatives Nationwide

    Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Soccer Foundation, the major charitable arm of soccer in the United States, announced that it has awarded 37 grants totaling more than $1.8 million to non-profit organizations serving youth in underserved communities across the nation. [Read More]

  • December 4, 2013

    Leighton Welch, President of Welch Capital Partners, Gives Significant Gift for Soccer Field-Building Initiative in Boston

    New Synthetic Turf Soccer Field to be built at LoPresti Park in Boston, MA

    December 4, 2013 Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Soccer Foundation announced today that, Leighton Welch, President of Welch Capital Partners and U.S. Soccer Foundation Board of Directors member has provided a generous donation to the Foundation. The donation will support the creation of a synthetic turf soccer field at LoPresti Park in Boston, Massachusetts. Welch’s donation, which is being matched by the U.S. Soccer Foundation, will help to provide 100% of the funds necessary to build the field. [Read More]

  • October 18, 2013

    U.S. Soccer Foundation Awarded $100K Grant from the Safeway Foundation

    Groups Align to Bring Free Soccer Programming to Children in Underserved Areas of Denver and Seattle

    Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Soccer Foundation, the major charitable arm of soccer in the United States, and the Safeway Foundation are working together to provide free nutrition education and physical activity programming to children in the metro Denver and Seattle communities. The Safeway Foundation has awarded the U.S. Soccer Foundation with a $100,000 grant to enhance the efforts of the U.S. Soccer Foundation’s Soccer for Success program, a free afterschool program that uses soccer as a tool to combat childhood obesity and improve the well-being of children in underserved communities. This is the first time that the Safeway Foundation has provided grant funding in the area of childhood obesity prevention. [Read More]

  • October 15, 2013

    U.S. Soccer Foundation Kicks Off Fall Season of Soccer for Success in 25 Cities Nationwide

    Program Expands to Serve Kids in 6 New Cities

    Washington, D.C. October 15, 2013 – The U.S. Soccer Foundation, the major charitable arm of soccer in the United States, has launched its fall season of Soccer for Success. Through a network of 27 community- based partners and organizations, the program will serve approximately 18,000 children during the 2013-2014 program year. [Read More]

 

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