The Foundation for Global Sports Development Pledges $570,600 in Grants to Youth Sports Organizations and Health & Well-Being Initiatives

The Foundation for Global Sports Development (GSD) has awarded over $570,600 in grants to 18 organizations in the United States. These grants will support vital sport, educational, health, and well-being programs for youth and their families.

With a focus on delivering and supporting initiatives that promote fair play, education, and the physical and developmental benefits of sports for youth around the world, GSD’s mission has guided their grant-making program for over 20 years. GSD Executive Board Member, Dr. Steven Ungerleider, says, “Sports and education are key elements of the programs we support, and we have seen the positive impact these kinds of initiatives have in the lives of youth. We are delighted to continue supporting these non-profit organizations, which are crucial to underserved communities.”

One of these organizations is Ice Hockey in Harlem (IHIH), which was founded in 1987 with the goal of improving the social and academic well-being of youth in the Harlem area. IHIH accomplishes this through afterschool programs that teach school subjects in addition to engaging the students through ice hockey.

David Ulich, GSD Executive Board Member, says, “Our grant recipients work to fill the gaps in underserved communities by offering youth essential sport opportunities. Through these, youth receive educational, health, and leadership benefits.”

The full list of grant recipients is below.

  • America SCORES Chicago
  • Childhelp
  • Child USA
  • Healthcare Foundation
  • Heart of Los Angeles
  • Hearts & Horses
  • Live Oak Preschool
  • Ice Hockey in Harlem
  • Operation Jump Start
  • Oregon Health and Science University
  • Rise Up Sonoma
  • Row LA
  • Stanford University’s Martin Luther King Jr. Research and Education Institute
  • Students Run LA
  • Taking the Reins
  • West Valley Food Pantry
  • World Archery Federation
  • Zen Hospice Project

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