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The Foundation for Global Sports Development Pledges Nearly $2 Million in Grants to Support Youth Programming Worldwide

August 31, 2016

In this latest round of grant pledges, The Foundation for Global Sports Development reaffirms its commitment to education and youth sports programming.

As part of its commitment to support underserved youth through sports programming and educational initiatives The Foundation for Global Sports Development (GSD) has promised nearly $2 million in grants to charitable organizations that share in their mission.

For over 20 years, in addition to running their own youth-based programing, GSD’s financial contributions and guidance given to nonprofits and athletes have furthered the development and sustainability of vital programming worldwide.

Clarissa Minchew, Director of Grants and Administration for Figure Skating in Harlem, expressed their appreciation and described the impact GSD’s financial support has had. “We are so grateful to the Foundation for Global Sports Development’s renewed grant. This will make a big difference in our 20th Anniversary year as we provide low-income New York City girls with our innovative sports and education program and prepare to expand to Detroit!”

GSD executive board members, Dr. Steven Ungerleider and David Ulich, look forward to witnessing the impact of GSD’s latest round of financial giving. “Observing the inspiring outcomes of the programs we support is why we continue to grow and expand our grant making programs. Year after year, we are amazed by our grantees’ ability to progressively provide underserved youth with enriched athletics and learning opportunities.”

For more information and a full list of grant recipients, please visit GSD’s website at

About Global Sports Development
Working closely with international sports federations, generous donors and committed athletes, The Foundation for Global Sports Development promotes sportsmanship, education, fair play and ethics among the world’s youth. The Foundation gives special emphasis to groups and communities that are most in need or most underserved by current programs, including women, minorities and youth in areas where the risk of delinquency is particularly high. Visit to learn more.

Read the press release here. 

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