CoachesGive, the charitable arm of United Soccer Coaches
CoachesGive™ is the charitable arm of United Soccer Coaches. Through generous donations from our soccer coaching community and organizations and individuals that support it, the programs and initiatives of CoachesGive™ use raised funds to support ongoing grant and scholarship opportunities.
CoachesGive™ is anchored by the United Soccer Coaches Foundation, a committee of the association established in 1989, whose program of named endowed funds has provided over $150,000 in financial support to coaches from low-income and underserved communities. CoachesGive™ expands the opportunities to support soccer coaches and the important work they do. United Soccer Coaches firmly believes in soccer as not only a sport we are passionate about, but as an avenue to celebrate diversity and inclusion, promote health and wellness, develop leaders, and impact communities.
United Soccer Coaches Foundation
Currently over 30 named funds make up the United Soccer Coaches Foundation which has topped $1 million in endowed (restricted) funds. Each fund has been established by a veteran coach or their friends and family who commit to raising a minimum of $25,000 to support grant and scholarship awards on an annual basis. These assist coaches in gaining access to individual education opportunities, Convention financial support, and the ability to host a coaching education course for their entire community.
For The Good of the Game
This program of non-restricted grants and scholarships can have immediate impact on the coaches that we serve. Current initiatives include:
- The Jozy Altidore Urban Soccer Initiative—Urban Soccer Diploma coaching courses held in Convention cities across the U.S.
- Play With Pride—supporting the annual Play With Pride event with rainbow shoelaces worn by high school and college soccer teams across the nation. Held each September it supports the association’s outreach and encouragement of diversity and inclusion across our game
- College Fit Finder scholarships—supports one-year memberships to College Fit Finder to increase opportunities for low-income players to further their collegiate opportunities
- For The Good Of The Game monetary program support—$1,000 in support for programming (applicant defined grant application)
- Sponsor a coach—donate a Convention registration or a course fee! This is your way to pay it forward and show the generosity that may have been bestowed on you at the beginning of your career
Target-funded Coaching Education Courses
In 2019, Target Stores awarded United Soccer Coaches over $90,000 to host coaching education courses in underserved communities in 15 markets across the U.S.
Financial Assistance for United Soccer Coaches Membership
CoachesGive™ recognizes the ongoing need for financial support for many of our coaches and partnership organizations. United Soccer Coaches is here to help! Please click here to learn more about how to apply for financial assistance.
Development Officer, United Soccer Coaches Foundation
Phone: (816) 471-1941