The U.S. Soccer Federation Foundation gained $2.6 million in grants from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). According to a release from the CNCS, the U.S. Soccer Foundation will expand and evaluate the impact of 13 subgrantees that receive support through SIF funds to evaluate the impact of Soccer or Success, a no-cost, after-school, sports-based youth development program.
Its goal is to combat youth obesity through physical activity and nutrition education. Subgrantees are located in urban areas and participate in sophisticated data collection documenting efforts on participants’ body mass index and physical fitness.
Overall, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) announced $39.9 million in continuation funding for 10 current Social Innovation Fund (SIF) grantees, strengthening the agency’s investment in local nonprofits that are best positioned to transform lives and communities. The full release detailing other grant recipients is here.