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Florida Panthers Grant Application

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Vision:

To make a positive impact on the South Florida Community and beyond.

Mission Statement:

As the only professional sports team in Broward County, the Florida Panthers Hockey Club recognizes the importance of providing resources to support the community. More specifically, the Florida Panthers Foundation was established to benefit the South Florida community by focusing on four priority areas: building the game of hockey for children and youth, supporting health and education initiatives for children, advocating for and supporting veterans' issues, and raising awareness about the endangered Florida panther.

Program Description:

The Florida Panthers Foundation is pleased to relaunch the Community Champions Grant Program for the 2018-19 season. The Community Champions Grant Program will allow charitable organizations throughout South Florida to request financial support for programs and initiatives that are benefiting our community. At each of our 41 home games throughout the season, the Foundation will recognize and award one grant for up to $25,000 to a local organization.

Thank you for your interest in applying for the Florida Panther Foundation's Community Champions Grant Program. At this time, the 2018-2019 grant cycle is closed. Please check back in the Spring of 2019 for more information on the relaunch of the 2019-2020 grant application.

  • The Foundation will award grants for specific projects and one-time programs, but not for general operating costs, staff salaries, capital campaigns, endowments or reserve funds or grants to individuals, PTA's or Booster Clubs.
  • Individual Foundation grants may vary and will not exceed $25,000 annually.
  • Foundation grants are reviewed and approved by the Florida Panthers Foundation Board of Directors.
  • The organization must be a 501(c)(3) organization or government agency serving the South Florida area. Some national organizations may apply, but priority will be given to local organizations.
  • The focus of the project or program should be related to children's health or education, building youth hockey, veterans' issues, or the endangered Florida panther.
  • Projects with a detailed itemized list of program expenses are more likely to be funded.
  • The organization must be available for a site visit if selected as a beneficiary.
  • The organization must be available for a mutually agreed upon Florida Panthers home game to participate in an in-game check presentation and/or presentation on the partnership.
  • The organization must adhere to all deadlines and application requirements:  
  1. Application Launch: May 30, 2018
  2. Application Deadline: Rolling (although deadline is rolling, note that all applications received prior to July 31, 2018 will be guaranteed to be reviewed and considered for a grant award at one of the 41 Florida Panthers home games.)
  3. Final/Progress Report: June 30, 2019
  • All information must be included when submitting application. Applicants that do not submit the complete information will not be considered. Please do not mail any information, only applications submitted online will be reviewed. No exceptions.
  • Florida Panthers Foundation must be recognized as a sponsor/donor in all media and collateral associated with the program/event. We reserve the right to approve all media and collateral to ensure accuracy.

Please be prepared to upload the following documents in PDF format:

  1. Copy of current IRS determination (proof of 501(c)(3) status.)
  2. A breakdown of how the funds granted will be used for the specific program, event or project. (Please do not submit an annual budget.)
  3. Names and affiliation of the organization's Board of Directors.
  4. Copy of current IRS Form 990

Applications missing any of the above information will not be considered. Please do not mail any information, only applications submitted online will be reviewed.

Submission Deadline: Rolling (although deadline is rolling, note thaat all applications recieved prior to July 31, 2018 will be guaranteed to be reviewed and considered for a grant award at one of the 41 Florida Panthers home games.)