For the past 55 years, the United States Rugby Foundation (USRF) has been supporting grassroots rugby across the country. And in these uncertain times, the USRF is still on the job helping grow the sport of rugby.
One of the Rugby Foundation’s most popular and successful programs is it’s A Ball 4 All grant program. Over the years, the USRF has provided thousands of rugby balls to youth and high school rugby clubs, middle and high schools, and community programs. One of the Foundation’s early Ball Grants, back in 2003, was to the Southside Middle School Rugby start up program in Des Moines, Iowa. Some 1400 Ball Grants later, one of the Foundation’s most recent Ball Grants in the Fall of 2019, was to the Santa Fe Area Youth Rugby start up program in Santa Fe, NM.
The Foundation is now accepting ball grant applications. High school and U19 (and younger) programs for boys and girls as well as co-ed programs will be given equal consideration by the Foundation. Applicants must submit a completed ball grant request form from the link below. Grants are awarded on a first come basis. We receive hundreds of ball requests annually and will try to provide balls to as many programs as possible. Please keep that in mind when determining the number of balls you request. If we don’t get to your request this time around, your grant request will remain in the queue for future ball grant disbursements.
The applicant, if approved for the grant, agrees to allow the Foundation the right to utilize the name of the approved program in any promotional material the Foundation chooses to produce. In addition, the Foundation requires that the applicant provide a brief summary as to how the equipment provided benefited their rugby program. We also ask that you send photos of the balls in action or in team photos. This information may be used on the Foundation web site.
Click here to submit your Ball 4 All Request Form