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N7 Fund Grant

Grants to USA and Canada Nonprofits, Tribes, First Nations,
and Schools to Engage Native and Aboriginal Youth in Sports

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Foundation / Corporation

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Nike - N7 Fund

Deadline Date:

04/17/20 Midnight


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Grants to USA and Canada nonprofit organizations, Tribes, First Nations, and schools to benefit Aboriginal and Native American youth through physical activity and sports programming. The purpose of this program is to create positive experiences in sports and physical activity for Native American and Aboriginal youth, 18 years and under, across North America.

Nike is committed to getting youth in Native American and Aboriginal communities moving so they can lead healthier, happier and more successful lives. Through Nike’s N7 Fund, support is given to organizations that provide sport and physical activity programming to youth in these communities. The N7 Fund helps them reach their greatest potential through play and sport and creates more equal playing fields for all.

Strong Applications: 

  1. Applicant organization is well managed.
  2. Goals are feasible and well-planned and project budget is reasonable.
  3. Likelihood of success is high.
  4. Cost per participant is realistic.
  5. Community need and support are clear.
  6. Measurement plan is feasible.
  7. Nike N7 support will have significant impact given the project size.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 177207

Estimated Size of Grant:

Nike N7 Fund makes grants of $15,000 USD/CAD or $20,000 USD/CAD.

Term of Contract:

The N7 Fund grant would need to be used within the award year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

For US applicants, you must be one of the following:
-A 501(c)(3) public charity;
-A Federally-recognized Indian Tribe; or
-A school, but you must have a fiscal sponsor who has tax-exempt status.

For Canadian applicants, you must be a nonprofit entity or a registered First Nation.

Not Eligible for Funding:
1. One-time event support
2. Individuals (including scholarships, stipends, fellowships, and personal assistance).
3. Group or individual travel.
4. Research or project planning activities.
5. Support for elite or private sports camps, programs, or teams.
6. Publications or audio visual projects.
7. Endowments, memorials, budget deficits, or fundraising activities.
8. Religious organizations whose programs do not have a secular or community focus.
9. Lobbying, political, or fraternal organizations.
10. Capital projects unless Nike N7’s award would be the final funding needed.
11. Projects and events occur prior to a Nike N7 Fund award.
12. Successful applicants will not be eligible for the following three grant cycles.

Pre-Application Information:

The 2020 N7 Fund Grant Cycle will be open from 9am Pacific Time on March 2nd until 12am Pacific Time on April 17th , 2020.

Nike N7 support may leverage additional resources.

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

Canada: Alberta;   British Columbia;   Manitoba;   New Brunswick;   Newfoundland and Labrador;   Northwest Territories;   Nova Scotia;   Nunavut;   Ontario;   Prince Edward Island;   Quebec;   Saskatchewan;   Yukon;

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