With a stated desire to help create a better world by investing in more active, inclusive communities, Nike created the Nike Community Impact Fund (NCIF) to support projects in Japan, North America and Europe. Operating in cities where its employees “live, work and play" within these locations, NCIF is currently accepting grant submissions from community organizations.

Eligible organizations must be creating opportunities for kids to be in the future of sport in their respective cities including (click on each link for the application):

•  Amsterdam, Amersfoort, Hilversum, Utrecht (Netherlands)
•  Antwerp, Limburg, Flemish Brabant (Belgium)
•  Chicago (USA)
•  Detroit (USA)
•  East Los Angeles (USA)
•  Harlem (USA)
•  Mid-South/Memphis, TN (USA)
•  New Orleans (USA)
•  Portland, OR/Pacific Northwest (USA)
•  St. Louis (USA)
•  Tokyo, Kitakyushu (Japan)
•  Toronto, Canada’s Neighbourhood Improvement Areas
•  Watts, CA (USA)

NCIF takes a collaborative approach to grant making by partnering with Nike employees to directly impact their local communities. The employee-led, neighborhood-focused initiative engages a volunteer committee of Nike “teammates” from its stores, offices, logistics centers and Air Manufacturing and Innovation to assess the grant applications. Each member of the volunteer committee then shares their local insights and plays a key role in deciding on the recipients.

75% of the grants will support projects that promote sport or physical activity in the community. 25% will support organizations and projects that address community challenges through innovative or proven community-based solutions. Awards typically range from $5,000 to $25,000.

As part of its Made to Play initiative, Nike’s goal is to help local organizations bring the benefits of sport to their communities, giving kids an opportunity to enjoy the benefits of quality play and active lives. Ultimately, its intention is to help create stronger communities where sports and physical activity are a highly valued part of everyday life.

Submissions will be accepted through February 15, 2024 in Japan and North America, and through March 2024 in Europe. Organizations will be notified by the end of May and grants will be distributed in the summer.


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Funding from $5000-$25000

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