The history of awarded US Rugby Foundation grants
Throughout the years, we have had the opportunity to support some great organizations and projects. Below is a history of grants we have awarded that are in addition to our current programs. These projects align with the US Rugby Foundation pillars
The US Rugby Foundation awarded grant of $10,000 to Girls Rugby, a non-profit dedicated to making a difference in the lives of young athletes through rugby.
In June of 2023 the US Rugby Foundation had the opportunity to provide Rookie Rugby Cleveland with a $5000 dollar grant to help spur the organizations growth. Through the dedication of the Rookie Rugby Cleveland staff, they've used this grant to help galvanize youth athletes through social media.
In 2023, a further grant was given to Ellensburg Youth Rugby to help fund a state-of-the-art electronic scoreboard to complement the field finished in 2021. This grant, focusing on innovation and inclusivity, has helped further fostered a thriving rugby culture in Ellensburg.
The Foundation provided high school scholarships to two promising student/athletes, Oliver Kirk and Max Doerfler, to attend Nelson College, an all-boys high school in Nelson City, New Zealand. Nelson College played in the first-ever rugby match in New Zealand and its highly acclaimed rugby program continues to this day
The support and launch of up to 20 new single school high school programs through out the United States.
The US Rugby Foundation awarded a grant to the United States Women’s Rugby Foundation to create the Kathy Flores Coaching Resource Library. The library will be a virtual instructional resource for coaches of women’s rugby
The US Rugby Foundation helped to send promising players Miles McCormick and Andrew Alves to the world-renowned Stellenbosh Acadamy of Sport in Stellenbosh, South Africa through our Pathways to Excellence Fund
The US Rugby Foundation granted Memphis Inner City Rugby $5,000 to help defray costs and to keep these valuable programs running and to provide these young men and women the opportunity to play the game and learn the valuable lessons that come from playing rugby, and being on a rugby team
The Foundation awarded a $3,000 grant to the Seattle Rugby Club to help offset costs for a Crusaders Coaching Clinic.
The US Rugby Foundation granted Girls Rugby $22,000 to help create programs in more states, introducing the sport to girls throughout the United States.
The North America Youth Rugby Referee Program was created to give opportunities for developing youth referees to travel to tournaments around North America and work with local and National referee coaches. The organization is a non-profit and 100% of the donations and sponsorships go directly to the expenses of sending a group of youth refs, a referee coach, and at least one chaperone to youth rugby events in North America
Through the Make a Pitch program, Ellensburg Youth Rugby received rugby height goal posts, corner padding, field flags, goal post pads, two Match Day Tents, 20 rugby balls (10 size 5 balls, 10 size 4 balls), and a permanent pitch sign.
Ryan Patterson of the San Diego Legion and US Rugby Foundation raised $40,000 to provide new locker rooms that support the USA Men's and Women's 7's teams at the Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center
The Foundation provided ICEF Rugby with a $4,500 matching grant to provide support to their 4th and 8th grade rugby teams for transportation, coaching support, player equipment and food for all seven ICEF schools
The Foundation awarded a $4,800 grant to USA Rugby to help pay for travel expenses for two promising referees to travel with the USA U18s team to the Netherlands