Like lacrosse defense, your goal is to catch the ball—in this case, the funds—in your stick’s pocket. Before you can claim your catch, study that playbook. Your task involves five steps.
1. SEARCH FOR GRANT OPPORTUNITIES
The Internet is the most obvious place to start. Look for foundations and grant opportunities. Among some of the national organizations: the Baseball Tomorrow Fund, Charlotte Martin Foundation, U.S. Soccer Foundation, U.S. Tennis Association, Carol M. White Physical Education Program and the Women’s Sports Foundation, among others.