Is your team in need of jerseys, cleats, footballs or other accessories for the 2016 season? Well, you are in luck!
Over the last five years, the Ravens Foundation, Inc., with the support of Under Armour, has provided apparel grants to over 100 qualifying nonprofit youth football teams through the Ravens Youth Football Grant – and even more grants will be awarded this year to outfit squads throughout the area!
Youth tackle football and flag football teams in Maryland are eligible to apply for an apparel grant containing over $1,000 in Under Armour jerseys, cleats or accessories.
|UA-3||Footballs (8), Mouth Guards (25), Receiving Gloves (25)|
|2016 RAVENS YOUTH FOOTBALL GRANT CALENDAR|
|March 16, 2016 – April 29, 2016||Applications Accepted|
|May 2016||Grant Awards Announcement|
|August 2016||Apparel Distribution|
Please note, applications must be submitted on a team basis, NOT by program or league and must be submitted online, NOT through mail or fax.
If you have any questions about the grant, please email RavensRISE@ravens.nfl.net.
Visit BaltimoreRavens.com/RISE for more information on the following RISE programs:
The Ravens Foundation, Inc. is committed to improving, encouraging and enabling the healthy development of youth in the Baltimore area, as well as other parts of the state of Maryland. For the eighth-consecutive year, the Foundation is executing the Ravens PLAY 60 Grant, which provides funding of up to $5,000 to qualifying nonprofit organizations that create and/or continue programs or projects promoting physical fitness and nutrition education.
The grant program continues the Foundation’s commitment to increasing physical activity among area youth and seeks to encourage healthy youth activities. The Ravens will consider funding requests that meet the following criteria:
|2016 RAVENS PLAY 60 GRANT PROJECT CALENDAR|
|April 1, 2016 – May 31, 2016||Applications Accepted|
|June 2016||Grant Decisions|
|July 22, 2016||Ravens Foundation Grant Awards Announcement|
|August 1, 2016 – July 31, 2017||Project Implementation|
The following are examples of grants made through this project from 2014-2015:
The McKim Community Association’s track and field program, which introduces children in Baltimore’s Jonestown and Pleasant View Gardens neighborhoods to 60 minutes of physical activity per day, as well as providing academic enrichment over the summer break; the Baltimore Rowing Club, which consistently increases youth participation and maintains 95 percent attendance rates; UMAR Boxing program, serving the Druid Heights neighborhood, which has aligned progress in the classroom with that in the boxing ring through their motto: "No hooks before books!"
Through this grant program, over $900,000 has been distributed to area nonprofits over the last eight years, funding 175 programs and impacting more than 20,000 Baltimore-area youth.
2016 Ravens PLAY 60 Grant Recipients:
Five (5) $5,000 scholarships (renewable)
The Baltimore Ravens established this scholarship program to enable local youth to continue their education on a collegiate level. The team has a long-standing history of service to local communities, and this fund will support those who do the same. In addition, this renewable scholarship will be based on financial need and academic achievement. The $5,000 scholarship is renewable, and open to high school seniors who attend Baltimore City, Baltimore County or Carroll County public high schools. Applicants must also be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
For more information on the Ravens Scholarship and to submit your application, please visit the CollegeBound Foundation’s website at https://mycbf.awardspring.com/Home/ScholarshipDetails/3398.
2015 Ravens Scholars
The Baltimore Ravens have announced the release of the official Ravens license plate, offered by the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration. More than 3,000 plates are currently on the street, resulting in a $120,000 donation to the team foundation.
The Ravens Foundation (RF) is the team's charitable arm committed to encouraging and enabling the healthy development of youth in Baltimore and other parts of Maryland. Recent foundation projects include the renovation of the football stadium at Baltimore Polytechnic Institute and the playground at Collington Square School in north Baltimore City. In July, the foundation also distributed $100,000 in grants to area nonprofits to increase youth physical activity and nutrition education. Ravens license plates cost $55, which includes the $25 MVA fee and a $30 tax-deductible gift to the Ravens Foundation.
Reading Partners Baltimore: Reading Partners places community volunteers in low-income schools to help kids master basic reading. By partnering with Baltimore community members and leaders from local school districts, government, corporations, community organizations, universities, churches, and more, Reading Partners is mobilizing the people who care about Baltimore’s children to give back to local schools in a meaningful way. The ultimate goal is a future where every child in Baltimore has the support they need to become strong readers and lifelong learners.
Bridges – Bridges is an academic and cultural enrichment program for Baltimore City youth that enables long-term student success inside and outside of school. Baltimore City students enter either Bridges at St. Paul’s School or Bridges at Gilman as early as the summer after third grade and stay involved in programming (various summer, school time and mentoring opportunities) through the end of high school.
Playworks Maryland - The mission of Playworks is to improve the health and well-being of children by increasing opportunities for physical activity and safe, meaningful play. The 2014-15 school year marks the 10th year of Playworks in Maryland, with the program expanding to 24 Baltimore-area schools, providing approximately 11,000 students with the opportunity to engage in healthy, inclusive play and physical activity each school day.
Athletes Serving Athletes - The organization’s mission is to empower athletes living with disabilities to train and compete in mainstream running and triathlon events. Athletes Serving Athletes (ASA) uses athletic activity as a catalyst for personal development – improving physical fitness, increasing self-esteem and empowering challenged youth to meet their highest potential. ASA’s WingMan program allows able-bodied volunteers to lend their hearts and legs by participating alongside ASA athletes in all training sessions and racing events. The organization’s reach extends from Baltimore City throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, offering mentoring, training and competitive opportunities.
Sisters Circle - A comprehensive, relationship-based program designed to mentor disadvantaged girls in Baltimore during their challenging transition to middle school, throughout college and into college.