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Overview
Background
The Foundation will accept grant applications from individuals, clubs, teams and organizations that support and promote triathlon and open pathways to triathlon to those for whom it might not otherwise be possible. The grant must be a program related to at least one of the Foundation's three focus areas, providing support to youth, paratriathletes, and Olympic hopefuls.

Youth
The Foundation believes every aspiring young athlete should have the opportunity to participate in our life-changing sport. Many children swim, bike and run on a daily basis. Putting each discipline together provides a fun fitness outlet that can jump start a healthy lifestyle for years to come. We support programs that will help solidify the future of our sport by providing equipment and by funding camps, clinics, race fees and travel for aspiring athletes. Our goal is to introduce kids to a lifetime of health and fitness. Supporting kids at the grassroots level can build self-esteem, and help fight the rising childhood obesity epidemic, building "A Healthier America through Triathlon."

Paratriathlon
The Foundation is a committed supporter of athletes with disabilities and this commitment has never been stronger with the recent focus on paratriathlon-specific programming. Triathlon provides needed competitive and fitness outlets for hundreds of amazing athletes. However, the expense of adaptive equipment and travel to events, camps and clinics can be a hurdle for many. We support these remarkable athletes and help change their lives by introducing them to the sport through a number of outreach programs.

Olympic Hopefuls
The Foundation is committed to supporting the next wave of Olympic hopefuls. We fund programs that provide support for equipment, training camps, travel and all the expenses of being an Olympian in the quest to bring home the Gold.
2017 Grant Guidelines
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Grants will be awarded on a yearly basis for up to $5,000. If the request is part of a larger need, the grant requests should indicate how the other funds will be obtained to ensure the overall program is adequately funded. The grant activities must be initiated and completed during the grant year and all funds will be distributed in the year of the grant award. Grant requests for multiple years will only be awarded for the first year. However, the grant requester can submit a grant request again the following year.

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Requests for grants can come from both 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations as well as individuals or organizations as well as teams and clubs.

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Grant applicants must fill out the USA Triathlon Foundation Grant Application Form in its entirety. The grant guidelines and application can be found at the bottom of this page. Only fully completed applications will be considered for grant approval.

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It is encouraged but not mandatory that the grant requestor submit a video regarding the specific programs that they would like to be funded through the grant. Should a video be submitted and the grant approved, the Foundation reserves the rights to use the video for Foundation marketing, promotion, and awareness.

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Applications must be received no later than March 17, 2017. Grant applications can be sent via email to info@usatriathlonfoundation.org, submitted here, or can be mailed to the following address.

USA Triathlon Foundation
Attn: Foundation Grant Committee
5825 Delmonico Dr., Suite 200
Colorado Springs, CO 80919

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Requests will be reviewed by the USA Triathlon Board of Trustees and applicants will be informed of grant approval or denial by March 31, 2017. Approved grant requests will receive an "Acceptance Agreement that must be completed and received by the Foundation before funds can be distributed. Grant funds will be distributed by April 7, 2017 and in accordance with the funding needs as outlined in the Grant Application. Formal documentation and receipts will be required by the Foundation to ensure the funds are used properly and in accordance with the approved application.

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Approved grant recipients will be required to submit a follow up report regarding how the funds were used and the measurable outcomes and benefits achieved. This information should be received within 30 days of the completion of the program or by the end of the year in which the funds are distributed.

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Should you have any questions or need clarification, please email the USA Triathlon Foundation Grant Committee at info@usatriathlonfoundation.org and someone from the Grant Committee will get back to you promptly.

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