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Spring 2022 Grant Applications are Open!

IABC is now accepting grant applications for the Spring 2022 grant cycle. This year's Spring Grant requests will be due Friday, April 22. 

Once submitted, the committee will review all requests and respond by Friday, Friday April 29 to inform you of your time slot to join us via Zoom to present your request to the IABC Grants committee on Tuesday May 3 between 7 and 8:30 PM

You can download the grant application form using the link below, and email your submission to Grants Committee Lead Lisa White at the address listed on the form. 

 If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to Lisa, Traci Huffer, or your team liaison.

Money for teams

Twice a year, IABC accepts grant applications from teams for money needed to purchase specific equipment and services for the benefit of Ingraham's student athletes. 

GRANT REQUEST TIPS AND SUGGESTIONS

Head coaches should submit general fund Grant Request forms to the Ingraham High School Athletic Director or directly to the IABC Grants Committee.  Liaisons are encouraged to help your coaches with completing the Grant application and supplying supporting documentation.

A disbursement committee made up of the officers and at least three members of the IABC Board of Directors award grants.  The general order of priority is:

  • what will benefit the most athletes
  • funding expensive team equipment
  • training seminars, camps, clinics or tournaments for athletes
  • team-building events
  • special transportation requests
  • team awards

Tips for requesting grants:

  • provide as much information as possible including costs and priorities (be specific!)
  • submit your request by the deadline (be on time!)
  • be present at the meeting to make your case (be there!)
  • have a team captain or player at the meeting to present the need discuss alternative plans (e.g. fundraising) if the IABC is unable to grant all of the requested funds
  • show your support of the IABC by encouraging your parents to attend IABC events and providing IABC with requested information in a timely manner (for example, rosters and award winners for the Ingys).

Additional details about IABC grant funding

Grant funding draws from the IABC General Fund; these funds are earned by IABC at the Champions Breakfast and our other fundraising campaigns. Funds are disbursed primarily through grant cycles held in the fall and spring of each year, when  IABC accepts grant applications from teams for money needed to purchase specific equipment and services for the benefit of Ingraham's student athletes. 

When a team fundraises independently, those moneys are deposited to that team’s specific account and can be resourced at the discretion of the head coach, following the disbursement procedures. Team fund balances are updated monthly and available at IngrahamAthletics.org.

There is no guarantee for a team to receive grant funding, and funds are limited. If you would like to apply for funding to support your team, please keep these tips in mind:

Participation:  Your teams’ and team families’ participation in IABC initiatives/events counts. Shout-out sales, attendance at the breakfast, participation in the organization, etc. make a difference. If you as a coach have enthusiastically promoted and supported IABC initiatives that benefit all Ingraham sports programs, the grant request is valued in a more positive light.

Grant Request detail: Do your research before submitting. Detailed pricing is the most common missing piece of a grant application and lack of documentation can affects your potential grant award. Application must include clear proof of pricing for anything you are requesting. For example, if you hope to fund new uniforms, include the pricing breakdown of the uniforms you are considering. A print-out from the internet is sufficient or a specific bid from a vendor - that type of thing. Be sure to figure out the prices for shipping and sales tax when determining your total expenses.  Then, decide if you want to include those items in your grant request total. Shipping can be a significant charge, especially if you're considering a heavy or over-sized item.

Additional team fundraising:  Demonstrate that your players have been earnest in their attempts to raise funds on their own, or that they have a plan to fund raise towards the project you are pitching. A request for additional funds from IABC is heard with more sympathetic ears when the coach can show how the kids have been involved in helping to raise funds to support the efforts.

Past Grants Received:  If your team has received exceptionally large gifts in the most recent grant cycles, it may be that IABC will want to direct funds to other teams, based on need. This is not to say that your request isn’t worth submitting. This is a factor that comes into play when working with limited funds.

Know what can/cannot be funded: IABC cannot fund consumables or items that remain with the athlete. IABC can support team purchases that are inventoried, turned in at the end of the season, and ideally, used for multiple years. Examples of team support have included uniforms, bags, jackets, camps, tournaments, training, sport-specific equipment – to give you an idea.  Items that athletes wear and keep, like baseball caps or soccer socks, cannot be funded.

Below is a partial list of grants awarded in past years:

Fall 2021 Grants

  • competition fees for wrestling and cheer
  • uniforms for baseball, gymnastics, cross country, track & field, and water polo
  • a pitching machine for softball
  • a shooting machine for basketball
  • banners for the gym
  • a line management systems for spectators at games
 

Winter 2018-19 Grants

  • Girls Basketball - warm up shirts and practice jerseys
  • Track - 50 sets of warm-ups
  • Cheer - competition fees
  • Gymnastics - vacuum for floor mats
  • Tennis - banner, balls and TeamSnap communication subscription
  • Ultimate - physical training and tournament entry fees
  • Water Polo - electronic shot clocks, scoreboard, other equipment
  • Boys Basketball - Dec tournament entry fee
  • Girls Soccer - goalkeeper training, yoga instruction for team
  • Boys Baseball - replace the portable outfield fence
Spring 2018-19 Grants

Winter 2017-18 Grants

  • Boys LAX - equipment needs
  • Girls LAX - goalie gear, scorer's table & equipment
  • Boys Soccer - new practice balls and bags
  • Football - 5 man tackle training sled, trap chute
  • Boys Basketball - HUDL subscription, iPad, tripod bundle
  • Baseball - indoor pitching mounds (x2)
  • Fastpitch - uniform pants, balls, pitching machine

Spring 2017-18 Grants

  • Football - Hi-pod End Zone camera
  • Cheer - Stunt Clinic and competition fees
  • Gymnastics - approval toward equipment purchase, pending further funding separate from booster club
  • Girls LAX - full goalkeeper equipment package
  • Boys Basketball - Summer camp, partial 
  • Girls Soccer - goalkeeper training, yoga instruction for team
  • Fastpitch - away uniform pants, duffle bags

Winter 2016-17 Grants

  • Boys LAX - 3 Player Scholarships
  • Girls LAX - goal net 
  • Boys Soccer - 
  • Football - 
  • Boys Basketball 
  • Baseball - uniforms
  • Fastpitch - 

Spring 2016-17 Grants

  • Wrestling - new uniforms
  • Girls Soccer - goalkeeper training, game balls
  • Football: HUDL filming system, footballs, undergear, wrist bands
  • Boys Basketball - $ toward summer camp
  • Track - $ toward technology purchases, laptop & printer for meets
  • Cross Country - muscle therapy/PT equipment (roller sticks, etc)

Winter 2015-16 Grants

  • Cheer - a mat to practice lifts, tumbling on
  • Baseball - hitting enclosure, turtle 
  • Football - technical supplies of iPads and coach training for football
  • Boys Basketball - shooting and rebounding training machine called "Dr. Dish"
  • Track - a sprinter’s starting block
  • Tennis -  ball machine  "Tennis Tutor Plus"

Spring 2015-16 Grants

  • All Sports: Professional Development Fund for Coaches, True Colors Workshops and add'l training (to be managed by Traci Huffer, the AD)
  • Football: HUDL filming system and footballs
  • Girls Lacrosse: uniforms
  • Cheer: megaphones, signs, camps
  • Track: LED results display for home meets 
  • Girls soccer: practice soccer balls

Your donations at work - fall 2021 grants

Thanks to a successful fundraiser, the IABC has fully funded extra athletic trainer hours for this school year, granted approximately $20,000 to teams in the fall 2021 grant cycle, and has funds for another grant cycle in spring 2022! Go Rams!

In Fall 2021, IABC approved grants for:

  • competition fees for wrestling and cheer
  • uniforms for baseball, gymnastics, cross country, track & field, and water polo
  • a pitching machine for softball
  • a shooting machine for basketball
  • banners for the gym
  • a line management systems for spectators at games