Pillar Grants

Pillar Grants

The USA Triathlon Pillar Grants support programs and individuals who encourage youth participation, inspire paratriathletes, and ignite the dreams of Olympic hopefuls.
Bridget Inspires Grants

Bridget Inspires Grants

The Bridget Inspires Grant supports young female triathletes. Bridget was a world-class triathlete who made a significant impact on the growing sport and was admired by many in the community.


To assist with this monumental opportunity, USA Triathlon announced the USA Triathlon Foundation Women's Triathlon Emerging Sport Grant. The first round of funding was $2.6 million and then an additional $895,000 was approved,...

Past Recepients

Our past grant recipients do amazing work in their communities and strive to make the multisport community better. Below are some of the highlights of our 2019 giveback.
$3.2 Million
Charitable giveback across all programs since inception in 2014
Organizations or individuals supported to date
Awarded to support all programs in 2019
Supporting Olympic Hopefuls in 2019

USA Triathlon Foundation Grant Recipients

Cathedral City, California

Exceeding Expectations

Exceeding Expectations, a program in San Bernardino that serves an inner-city population, is designed to encourage at-risk kids to move their lives in a positive direction, using the sport of triathlon as the vehicle.
Sandy Hook, Connecticut

Chase Michael-Anthony Kowalski Sandy Hook Memorial Foundation

USA Triathlon and the USA Triathlon Foundation today announced a formal partnership with the CMAK (Chase Michael-Anthony Kowalski) Sandy Hook Memorial Foundation, founded in remembrance of Chase Kowalski.
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Renee Tomlin Olympic Hopeful

A dream and a never quit attitude that drives her everyday.

Sisters who inspires just like Bridget

The sister duo of Brynn and Elle Sheeley embody the spirt and grace of Bridget Dawson. These young girls are passionate about triathlon and love sharing it with their family.
Omaha, Nebraska

Ironhawk Junior Triathlon Club

An inclusive, community-based program that fosters self-respect, personal empowerment, self-confidence, positive body image and healthy lifestyle choices for adolescent girls through the sport of triathlon.