KANSAS CITY, Mo. (March 9, 2023) – United Soccer Coaches released the 2021-22 Foundation Impact Statement on Wednesday, detailing the most recent work of the United Soccer Coaches Foundation.

Our Foundation has continued its many successes in the past year. Through our Foundation’s coaching education and convention scholarships, the association was able to aid coaches from all over the country. From across the nation, Alaska to Florida, our Foundation awarded 34 scholarships and seven host-a-course grants.

In this past year, three new funds have been announced: The Miguel de Lima Fund, named after the former professional player and college and professional coach; the Ralph Lundy Endowed Fund, named after the longtime Erskine College and College of Charleston head men’s soccer coach; and the Gavin Donaldson Scholarship Fund, named after the longtime West Virginia Wesleyan College head men’s soccer coach who lost his battle with Glioblastoma Stage 4 Brain Cancer in March of 2022.

Since 2006, 285 scholarships and grants have been awarded with an estimated value of $500,000. The United Soccer Coaches Foundation is proud to announce $1,630,930 endowment and earnings as of 12/21/22, an average annual growth of $118,238 since 2012.

Our Foundation’s mission is to provide financial support for coaching education and other developmental opportunities for United Soccer Coaches members who bring soccer to underserved socioeconomic communities and advocacy groups.

CoachesGive™ is the philanthropic platform of United Soccer Coaches. Anchored by the United Soccer Coaches Foundation, CoachesGive™ expands the opportunities to empower soccer coaches and the important work they do through grants and scholarships that support attendance at the United Soccer Coaches Convention, advanced education courses, Host-a-Course, and For the Good of the Game projects.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Sara Mason, Development Officer at smason@unitedsoccercoaches.org, or call Membership Services at (816) 471-1941.