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The United States Rugby Foundation has reorganized as a Delaware not-for-profit corporation. Donations and contributions made to the Foundation by individuals or organizations are exempt from U.S. Federal and State Tax in accordance with the Foundation’s status as a 501(c)3 organization. Please note our new EIN is 81-5187776. Foundation assets earmarked for giving are dispersed in the form of grants to individuals and organizations that have demonstrable needs or requests that meet the guidelines established by the USRF.

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USA Youth & High School Rugby

The US Rugby Foundation has partnered with USA Youth & High School Rugby to provide seed funding to encourage the formation of new high school rugby programs.

The Foundation is providing $100,000 for this national program to expand high school rugby programs throughout the United States and will cover kit, necessary equipment, and registration dues.

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New high school rugby programs from across the country are welcome to apply and we expect the process to be highly competitive. A key mission and function of this program is to drive sustainable growth and legacies for the entire community to benefit from. As such, the program will be conducted with the assistance of State Youth Rugby Organizations.

The application will have four key elements that will be assessed:
1. Governance Structure
2. Financial plan and budget
3. Rugby Development
4. Fields/Equipment

Grant applications must be submitted directly to USAY&HS. They will review all applications and will work directly with the schools to ensure all of the necessary planning has been done. Once USAY&HS has approved the grant, a submission of funds request will be made to the US Rugby Foundation.

Applications will be accepted between March 17th and July 31st, 2022 with funding to be made available between September 2022 – August 2023.

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USA Youth and High School Rugby

USA Youth and High School Rugby is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organized in Washington, D.C., and an affiliate of USA Rugby. USAR has named USAY&HS as the Sanctioned Governing Body for all youth rugby in the United States, including community and school-based programs for players ages 5 – 18. The mission of USAY&HS is to provide a fun and safe environment for the development of youth rugby in the United States; develop well rounded rugby community members both on and off the pitch; and be the conduit to connect the game at all levels to promote a lifelong love of the sport of rugby.

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