Grant Details

Atlanta United Foundation - GA100

  • Recreation, Sports, Youth Sports
  • Georgia
Maximum Grant Amount
August 10, 2024

The Atlanta United Foundation, in partnership with the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), is launching the next phase of its statewide soccer mini-pitch program, with the goal of constructing up to 100 mini-pitches across Georgia:

Program Focus
  • To provide under-resourced communities in Georgia the financial and technical assistance to improve the quality, safety, and accessibility of local mini-pitch soccer fields.
  • To develop mini-pitch soccer fields with input from local stakeholders that serve the needs of the community.
  • To build interest and excitement for the game of soccer across Georgia communities.

Strong preference will be given to those proposals that:
(1) seek to create mini pitch soccer fields or
(2) upgrade existing facilities that are in poor condition or otherwise underutilized;
(3) demonstrate active use of the fields;
(4) attract matching funding that exceeds the minimum required match of 1:1;
(5) involve local partnerships with non-profit community partners (e.g., Parks and Recreation Departments, YMCA branches, etc.) to promote youth sports safety and community programming on the fields;
(6) provide for continuing maintenance and field safety;
(7) involve youth soccer programs that are currently registered and compliant with player safety programs.

A minimum community local match of one dollar for every AUF dollar (1:1) of up to $100,000 is required.

Information Session
An informational webinar will be held via Zoom on May 22. Register in advance to attend.
A follow-up session will be held on July 10.

To be eligible for the Program, organizations applying for grant funds must meet all the criteria listed below:
  • Be a community-based organization, elementary, middle school or high school serving a neighborhood consisting primarily of low and moderate-income families and individuals within the State of Georgia.
  • Have at least one-full time staff person (all-volunteer organizations will not be considered):
  • Be in existence for at least three years:
  • Have a proven track record in real estate development and/or athletic programming:
  • Have 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status/school status; and
  • Be located within the State of Georgia

Please note the following:
- Schools must demonstrate the ability of the community to also utilize the field:
- Universities and college campuses are not eligible to apply for GA 100 Initiative grants and will not be considered for funding.

Grant information was last reviewed by our staff on 5/21/2024

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