US Lacrosse grants are divided into three categories: Education & Development Grants, Equipment Grants, and Financial Grants. Each grant area focuses on providing specific resources and support to increase the opportunity for youth in the sport and to ensure they have the best experience possible. Our goal is to develop impactful relationships with like-minded programs who are committed to increasing opportunity for youth to participate in the sport of lacrosse through our grants and services. US Lacrosse aims to award self-sustaining youth lacrosse programs nationwide that operate by US Lacrosse National Standards and Best Practices and demonstrate a desire to increase levels of diversity and inclusion in their programs.
Education & Development Grants
Coach Development Clinic Grant
This grant is designed for local lacrosse organizations that are interested in applying to host a men's game and/or women's game Level 1, 2, or 3 Coach Development clinic in their area.
Sankofa Clinic Grant
This grant supports organizations that offer lacrosse participation opportunities in which the majority of the participants are ethnic minorities. US Lacrosse and the Sankofa Lacrosse Foundation have partnered to offer free youth clinics for boys and girls from underrepresented lacrosse communities. US Lacrosse will work with local organizations to plan and implement these clinics, while Sankofa affiliated players will serve as the clinicians, providing hands-on instruction.
Physical Education Grant
This grant is available to schools that are eager and willing to start teaching a lacrosse unit in their physical education classrooms (grades K-12). US Lacrosse strives to award Physical Education Grants to schools with a youth program or other lacrosse participation opportunities in their area so students can continue to play outside of the school setting.
The TryLax® grant provides US Lacrosse Member Programs with the tools and equipment to cost-effectively recruit new players into the sport and their organization. This grant also provides an affordable path for parents to allow their children to discover if they enjoy lacrosse before paying the full registration fee for a program or season.
First Stick Program
US Lacrosse is dedicated to assisting schools and community organizations in adding lacrosse to their sport offerings for youth. Through the First Stick Program, awarded organizations receive free lacrosse equipment so they can reduce barriers to participation and grow the number of players in their programs.
Player's Pulse AED Grant
The US Lacrosse Center for Sport Science supports this grant program to enable local lacrosse organizations in getting an AED on every field. This AED grant program provides free units to qualified members of the lacrosse community.
US Lacrosse provides Financial Grants to organizations that meet the qualifications of our Diversity & Inclusion efforts. These grants are intended to support the programs working to ensure greater diversity in the sport nationally.
Diversity & Inclusion National Grant Program
US Lacrosse is committed to encouraging and empowering the development of lacrosse participation in underrepresented communities. This National Diversity & Inclusion Grant Program provides funding to qualified organizations that initiate and/or continue programs or projects that promote lacrosse participation and education.
Urban Lacrosse Alliance
The Urban Lacrosse Alliance (ULA) is designed to enable qualified affiliates the ability to address needs unique to their lacrosse programming through education and resources. Through these alliances, US Lacrosse hopes to support self-sustaining youth lacrosse programs in underrepresented communities that operate by US Lacrosse national standards and best practices.
Member Program Grant
This grant provides financial support to US Lacrosse member programs who strive to improve the player experience and expand opportunities to all athletes through innovative ideas they would like to bring to life in their program through a grant from US Lacrosse. Please note that all member programs should work with their regional manager to establish eligibility for this grant and to ensure that their need cannot be met through other grant opportunities. Priority goes to programs with proposals that align with the current US Lacrosse Strategic Plan priority areas.