Nelson Puett Youth Football Grants Help Youth Play Ball

Does your youth football team need new uniforms, equipment or field improvements? Do your volunteer coaches need safety training? Do your players need help with participation fees? Apply for funds from the Nelson Puett Youth Football Grant Program by June 1, 2014.

Last year, the Pflugerville Hawks received $14,000 for summer training camp and the City of Austin Parks & Recreation Department received $10,000 to offer spring break football camp – your program could be next!

Who Can Apply?

  • Football programs in Central Texas serving youth through age 14
  • 501(c)(3) public charities, public schools or other governmental entities that  (A) run a youth football program or (B) provide use of fields or other essential support primarily for youth football programs. 
  • You must submit an online application by June 1st to be considered

Apply for a youth football grant now!

When former University of Texas football player Nelson Puett passed away in 2006, he left behind a legacy and a hope that Central Texas children would benefit from play and sport as much as he did as boy.  The Nelson Puett Youth Football Grant Program was created by the Austin Community Foundation to provide support for youth football.

Grant deadline: June 1, 2014.

Questions? Email or call Meagan Longley, Director of Grants & Scholarships, at 512.220.1412


Online Auction Benefits Victims 

Check out the SXSW Cares Online Auction and bid on coffee, guitars, LPs, tattoos, SXSW tickets, band posters and even a visit to The Thinkery! All proceeds go directly to the SXSW Cares Fund.

Thank You for Donating $192,000 to Help People Recover

Thank you everyone who took part in the SXSW Cares Fund Big Benefit shows! Thousands of people and businesses--local and from around the country and even the world--have donated to help victims of the March 13th accident.  

Austin Community Foundation is disbursing funds donated to the SXSW Cares Fund to those most affected for expenses not covered by other sources, working closely with Victim Services Division of the Austin Police Department and the American Red Cross. The SXSW Cares Fund was created by SXSW, the Mohawk and the Austin Community Foundation within hours of the tragedy.

“The community has really come together and exceeded our expectations, these folks need our help.  Please continue to share and give when and how you can.” -James Moody, The Mohawk nightclub


Donations are tax-deductible. Gifts made here to the fund will appear on your credit card statement as AUSTIN COMMUNITY FOUNDATION. Checks may be made out to "Austin Community Foundation" with a note in the memo line "SXSW Cares Fund" and mailed to: Austin Community Foundation, 4315 Guadalupe St., Suite 300, Austin, TX 78751.

Read here about the creation of the SXSW Cares Fund!

Watch this news story to learn more about Austin Community Foundation's role with the SXSW Cares Fund!


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