Inspiring Sports Grant Program

In 2019, more than $170,000 was awarded to 30 youth-serving organizations

Inspiring Sports Grant Program

The Inspiring Sports Grants support organizations that provide underserved youth with the opportunity to participate in sports and fitness activities and teach life skills. Since the inception of the Grant program in 1988, nearly $2.4 million have been allocated to 259 youth organizations to support their sports programming and initiatives. 

The grants are funded by the net proceeds of the annual Inspiring Sports Charity Golf Tournament, as well as direct contributions from many generous organizations like the Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation, the Samerian Foundation, and Group1001. Inspiring Sports Charity Golf Tournament has been presented annually since 1988 by Indiana Sports Corp.

If you are interested in information on future grants, or want to obtain more information regarding the Inspiring Sports Grant Program, please contact Molly Wright at or (317) 237-5102.

2023 Applications

The 2023 Application is now open and accepting submissions through the end of October.

To learn more about the application process and grant guidelines, click here

2021 Grant Recipients

More than $68,000 was awarded to 15 youth-serving organizations impacting nearly 6,000 children across the state of Indiana.

The 15 organization selected:

  • Agape Therapeutic Riding Resources, Inc. - Stirrup Strength & Hope
  • Boys & Girls Club of Northwest Indiana - Daily Challenges
  • Boys & Girls Club of Wayne County - Club Fit Program
  • Boys & Girls Club of Elkhart County - Disc Golf League
  • Children's Bureau - Children's Bureau + Families First Residential Yoga Program (Sponsored by Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield)
  • Cornerstone Lutheran - Pickleball at CLC Indy
  • Damar Services - Adaptive Climbing Wall and Ninja Parcourse Equipment - Year 2
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes - IPS High School Team Sports Three-Dimensional Leadership Camp & Training (Sponsored by AT&T)
  • Girl Scouts of Central Indiana - Camp Gallahue Disc Golf Course (Susan Williams CHAMPS Grant Recipient)
  • Girls On The Run - Scholarship Initiative (Sponsored by Group 1001)
  • Horizon's at St. Richard's Episcopal School
  • Indianapolis Urban Youth Baseball & Softball - Indy RBI (Sponsored by Group 1001)
  • National Junior Tennis & Learning Of Indianapolis - Summer Program
  • Raymond Park Middle School - Pool Time at the Park
  • World Baseball Academy, Inc. - WBA On Deck Summer Camps

*Sponsored by AT&T

**Susan Williams CHAMPS Grant

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