BALLARD HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC BOOSTER CLUB

Team Grants

 BHS Athletic Booster Club Team Grants

As budget allows, the BHS Athletic Booster Club provides grant funds to individual teams to support quality programming for all student athletes. We value access to participation in athletic activities for all, and these grants awards are designed to help solve fundraising shortfalls for teams that are trying to remove specific barriers to play.


Grant Deadlines

We will have three grant cycles during the school year (one per sports season), during which the ABC will consider requests from the teams active during that season. Year-round sports may apply once per year.

FALL SPORTS

  • Apply by September 30

  • Notification by October 15

WINTER SPORTS

  • Apply by December 5

  • Notification by December 15

SPRING SPORTS

  • Apply by March 1

  • Notification by March 15

We recognize that financial need is not always predictable. If you encounter a fundraising shortfall outside of the Team Grant cycle for your sport’s season, please email the ABC Vice President to discuss ways the ABC can offer support.


Grant process

All BHS MetroLeague and Club teams are eligible to apply for ABC Team Grants. Applications may be submitted by coaches, team parent representatives, or BHS Athletics staff members, using our on-line form. Applications will be reviewed quarterly by the BHS Athletics Booster Club Board members and all applicants will be notified of the status of their application within 2 weeks after the application deadline.


Grant amounts 

Typical grants will range from $300-$600. The amount allocated for teams each quarter reflects the funds available, the number of sports active during that quarter and the overall number of athletes served.


Eligibility

We will consider grant applications for:

  • safety improvements

  • improving access for more students

  • equipment

  • clinics/training for athletes

We will NOT consider applications for:

  • food/team celebrations

  • stipends

  • transportation


Additional consideration is given to teams that actively participate in the ABC’s community-building efforts, such as membership, newsletter, and volunteering for ABC events.

We encourage all teams to reach out to the ABC Board for ideas and support around team fundraising. We are here to help you and your student athletes be successful. Questions about fundraising or this grant application can be directed to the ABC Vice President at bhsabcvicepresident@gmail.com.