• Life Ready Through Sport •

Deadlines for Grant Proposals

The LA84 Foundation accepts proposals at any time on a first-come, first-served basis. Please keep in mind that the Board of Directors meets three times per year and it takes several months to process an application.

The Foundation has an online application process. This two-step application process starts with Phase I. All Phase I requests must be received by the deadlines below in order to be considered. If it is determined that the request meets the Foundation’s priorities and interests, the applicant will be provided with a link to prepare and submit a Phase II application.

For time-sensitive and seasonal sports the Phase I deadlines are listed below

  • Programs beginning between January and May 2016, the application should be
    completed by: September 5, 2015
  • Programs beginning between June and September 2016, the application should be
    completed by: February 19, 2016.
  • Programs beginning between October and December 2016, the application should be
    completed by: June 3, 2016.

For questions about the grant guidelines or the application, please see the grant guidelines page or contact the LA84 Foundation at 323-730-4620 and ask to speak to a Program Officer for assistance.

The LA84 Foundation will be suspending the October grant cycle and as such not be accepting any grant applications for the remainder of 2016. Any grant applications in process must be completed by February 19, 2016 to be considered for the June 2016 funding cycle.

As the foundation begins its next chapter under new leadership, we will be revising our grant guidelines as part of a five-year strategic planning process currently underway. We expect to release the revised guidelines in July 2016. Under the new guidelines, we anticipate returning to our regular grant cycles to consider grants in January, June and October beginning in 2017.

The Foundation will continue to build upon our legacy as the leading funder of youth sports, education and outreach throughout Southern California. We are looking to reach new heights in our support of youth development through sports. To do so effectively, we are moving to an outcome based framework to better evaluate the impact that our funding has on the youth our grantees support.

Sports have the power to create a lasting positive impact on a child’s life, and we are inspired by all the kids and organizations that embody the values that have encouraged our organization to give back to our communities since the 1984 Olympic Games.

If you have any questions, please contact gtovar@la84.org