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Nike Community Impact Fund Grant Applications Now Open for East Los Angeles!

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Nike has announced that applications for the next round of funding through the Nike Community Impact Fund (NCIF) are now being accepted through July 31, 2017. The Community Store in East Los Angeles will award a total of $50,000 via grants of $5,000 to $10,000 each to local organizations that are focused on getting kids active.

All told, six Community Stores will award a total of $300,000 in grants—ranging from $5,000-$10,000 each—in Chicago, New Orleans, Ivy City in Washington D.C., Detroit, the Flatbush neighborhood in Brooklyn as well as East Los Angeles. NCIF is administered with the support of the Charities Aid Foundation of America (CAF America) and funds projects that help kids unleash their potential through physical activity, sport and play.

The NCIF is an innovative approach to grant-making that engages a committee of Nike employees and store athletes from across the U.S. to directly impact the cities where they live and work. The committee spends volunteer hours reviewing applications and then offers recommendations for organizations to receive cash grants. 

“Past grant recipients represent a broad spectrum of community-based solutions that are focused on community impact and transformational change through the power of sport,” said Kathy Webb, Nike’s Community Impact Manager. “It’s an honor to help support organizations that are making a real difference in their communities by improving the health and vitality of our kids.”

Since 2010, the NCIF has awarded more than 400 nonprofit organizations in the United States with nearly $4 million in grants, which includes 356 grants for a total of $3.75 million in Oregon where NCIF began, as well as 48 grants for a total of $240,000 that have been awarded to six additional communities where Nike has Community Stores: downtown Detroit, South Chicago, New Orleans, the Ivy City neighborhood of Washington D.C., Flatbush in Brooklyn and East Los Angeles.

Applications for East Los Angeles, the Flatbush neighborhood in Brooklyn, Chicago, New Orleans, Ivy City in Washington D.C. and Detroit are due July 31, 2017. All grant awards will support projects that deliver impact through the lens of sport and physical activity.

The online grant application along with the required information can be accessed at nike.com/ncif

About Nike Community Impact Fund

The Nike Community Impact Fund is part of Nike’s Global Community Impact work. Nike believes in the power of sport to move the world and unleash human potential. However, the world is moving less and less, and today's generation of children is the least physically active ever. That’s why Nike works to get kids (ages 7-12) active early and for life, because active kids are happier, healthier and more successful. Together with its employees, partners, consumers and athletes, Nike also supports important causes which strengthen communities across the globe.

About NIKE, Inc.
NIKE, Inc., based near Beaverton, Oregon, is the world's leading designer, marketer and distributor of authentic athletic footwear, apparel, equipment and accessories for a wide variety of sports and fitness activities. Wholly-owned NIKE, Inc. subsidiary brands include Converse, which designs, distributes and licenses casual sneakers, apparel and accessories; and Hurley, which designs and distributes a line of action sports and youth lifestyle apparel and accessories. NIKE, Inc.’s earnings releases and other financial information are available at investors.nike.com. Individuals can follow @Nike for more frequent updates.

About CAF America
About CAF America: CAF America is a 501c3 public charity in the United States that assists corporations, foundations, and individuals with their international philanthropy. They streamline the grant-making process to eliminate risk and administrative burden, and they help donors support great causes by assisting them in making strategic, effective, and tax-advantaged grants internationally and domestically. In the last 5 years alone, CAF America and its subsidiary, the CAF American Donor Fund (CADF), have given more than $400 million to charitable organizations in over 90 countries around the world. Nike Inc. has established the Nike Community Impact Fund at CAF America to help facilitate their grant-making.