Foundation Grant Guidelines

A. Applicant Eligibility

The current objectives of the board of the Cal South Soccer Foundation are to encourage assistance to organizations that provide ongoing, structured youth sports programs. To be eligible the request must meet the following criteria:
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  1. Request funding for soccer programs in effort to grow and/or improve the game;
  2. Program must be located in one of Southern California's ten counties: Imperial, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara or Ventura;
  3. Request must come from an organization (no funding to individuals);
  4. The organization must be certified as tax exempt under Section 501(c) (3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code and is not a private foundation as defined in section 509(a) of that Code. The organization must be in good standing with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the California Franchise Tax Board and the California Secretary of State;
  5. Grants will be made only to organizations with open, non-restrictive membership that operate open to all regardless of race, creed, sex, sexual orientation, religious belief or nationality. Nothing in the Guidelines shall prohibit a program from specifying an age, sex, or physical capacity classification, as long as it is reasonable under all the circumstances, and is consistent with applicable law.

The board's current objectives are to discourage requests for:

• Endowments
• Travel outside of Southern California
• Routine operating expenses
• Purchase of land
• Debt recovery or incurring debt liability
• One or two-day annual events

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