LifeBUILDERS is proud to announce it is one of 48 nonprofit organizations across the U.S. to be awarded a $5,000 Nike Community Impact Fund (NCIF) Grant. The NCIF grant is designed to support organizations that build strong communities and give kids opportunities to enjoy physical education, sports and play.
The LifeBUILDERS NCIF grant will be used to provide funding for the expansion of a neighborhood Flag Football team which includes coaching, transportation, equipment, and facility upkeep.
A committee of Nike Community Store employees from each city chose grant recipients that give youth early, positive experiences in sport and physical activity and strengthen communities.
“We are grateful to be chosen by Nike for this grant,” said Larry Johnson, LifeBUILDERS Executive Director. “These funds will have a dramatic community impact right here in Detroit through our youth sports programs by funding our Flag Football team.”
Since 2010, the Nike Community Impact Fund has awarded more than 375 nonprofit organizations with more than $3.75 million in grants. With the most recent round of grants, the total impact for 2016 now stands at $800,000.