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GRANTS FOR FIGURE SKATERS
Learn about available financial support opportunities for figure skaters and figure skating clubs offered by Road to Gold Gives Back
APPLY BY MARCH 1, 2024
Road to Gold Gives Back, a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is dedicated to removing financial obstacles that hinder the involvement of clubs and athletes in figure skating. Our overarching mission is to promote inclusivity and enhance accessibility within the sport through the provision of crucial financial support.
Road to Gold Gives Back (R2GGB) allocates funds to the R2GGB Grant Program, dedicated to offering essential financial assistance for the training requirements of figure skaters aged 18 and below. Priority is given to grants benefiting individuals or figure skating clubs in underserved communities. Allocations are not determined by skill level or competitive background.
The grants provide youth athletes (those under 18 years of age) with stipends that may be used for a variety of training needs.
Grants will range from $100.00 - $500.00 USD. Skaters may apply to use the money for any training opportunities, competition expenses or equipment needs that will benefit the athletes development in the sport of figure skating.
In order to qualify for a grant, a figure skater must:
Showcase financial need in the application
Obtain a letter(s) of recommendation from a coach, skating official, club board member or facility management who is familiar with the family. The letter should outline the financial need, athletes skating level and training schedule as well as what the stipend would be used for and should highlight any special information that will be helpful in determining need. Letters should be included with the application.
Provide a signed copy of the most recently filed Federal tax return that specifically lists the individual benefiting from the grant. If a federal tax return was not required to be filed, please include a signed statement with explaination. Please note, in order to apply the child must be listed as a dependent on your most recently filed IRS 1040.
Grant Application Process
To apply for funds, please complete the online grant application form below. Applications will not be accepted without letter(s) of recommendation. Feel free to include any special circumstances on covered in the application.
Once your application has been received it will be reviewed by the board of directors of Road to Gold Gives Back. Grant applications must be received by March 1, 2024. If your request is accepted we will contact you via email for further information.
Grant disbursements will be facilitated through direct bill payments to approved training expense providers, ensuring seamless financial support for eligible grant recipients. If expenses have already been incurred, reimbursement is available upon proof of payment or receipt.
All payments will be made directly from R2GGB to the requested vendor. Payment will be given directly to the family or the athlete only if reimbursement is approved for a previously incurred expense.
Recommendation Letter Guidelines:
Must be written by a coach, skating official, club board member or facility management who is familiar with the family.
Must have been written within 3 months of request
Must be emailed with the grant application
If a grant is accepted, we request that recipients send a note &/or photo depicting how the funds were used to benefit that athlete. These notes and photos are a very important part of our process and allow us to show donors how the funds are used.
Funds will be available by May 1st, 2024.
Please email any questions to : email@example.com
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Road To Gold Gives Back is registered nonprofit organization exempt from federal income tax under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3). EIN 92-165544.