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Why we do it

Baseball, basketball, volleyball, football, boxing, swimming, soccer, rugby, golf, tennis.... if it happens on a court or a field, in a pool or in a ring, our goal is to see all kids given a chance to participate in a sport at any level. It is our core belief that participation in youth sports is an empowering force that teaches valuable life skills of leadership, teamwork, trust, communication and accountability -plus many more- that shapes today's youth into tomorrow's leaders.



The OCF supports organized youth athletic programs. The Foundation will consider grant requests up to $25,000 that fall within the parameters below. Please note the average grant size is $6,700.

  • Programs serving youth in K-12th grade with priority given to programs serving at-risk youth

  • Program Support: costs associated with uniforms, equipment, coaching staff, facility rentals, entrance fees, team travel costs, player fees for sports teams, referees, etc.

  • Programs serving youth in at least one of the following Bay Area counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma

The Olympic Club Foundation does not fund:

  • Applications submitted directly by Unified School Districts

  • Collegiate programs

  • Requests for administrative and operating costs

  • Therapeutic athletic activities, academic programs, playgrounds, non-sports summer camps and nutrition programs


How to apply

Click the button below to download the 2019 Grant Application. Please answer the narrative questions with paragraphs numbered to correspond with the questions, and include all required attachments in order. Please ensure applications are complete before submitting. All applications must be emailed as ONE PDF FILE by 5:00PM on Friday, March 29th to Hilary Smith @

For additional questions, please visit the OCF Grantmaking Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Page or contact Hilary Smith.