During our spring 2017 board meeting, the executive board selected 24 organizations to receive grants totaling close to $450,000 to continue providing exceptional services and programs for youth.
For over 20 years GSD has provided grants to nonprofits as part of our ongoing mission to deliver and support initiatives that promote fair play, education, and the physical and developmental benefits of sports for youth around the world.
The 2017 spring grant recipients are:
Junior Tennis Championship Center
Scopa Has a Dream
Kids Play International, founded by three-time Olympian Tracy Evans, has received a grant from GSD for four years in a row. Evans remarks on the impact of the grant, saying, ““This continued support has enabled us to sustain our year round Let’s Play Fair gender equity program and provide ongoing coach capacity trainings. Further, our annual program evaluation data shows proven shifts in attitudes and behaviors between boys and girls, men and women in the rural Rwandan community in which we work. By using sport and the Olympic values as the catalyst, boys are now seeing the capabilities of a girl differently, while girls are finding their voices to challenge cultural norms both inside and outside our program.”