Atlanta United Foundation (AUF) and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) are partnering for GA100, a statewide mini-pitch campaign with the goal of constructing up to 100 mini-pitches across the state, leading up to the 2026 World Cup.
This September, four grants were awarded in Phase One to The Cherokee Youth Foundation, Coastal Outreach Soccer, Sweetwater Mission and The Bainbridge Decatur County Recreation Authority to begin construction on mini-pitches. See below for more information on the first phase of pitches.
We are now taking applications for Phase Two to award 16 more grants with the goal of providing underserved communities in Georgia with financial and technical assistance to improve the quality, safety and accessibility of local, mini-pitch soccer fields. Information on how to qualify and apply can be found below.
To qualify for GA100 funding, organizations must:
- Be a community-based organization, elementary, middle or high school serving a neighborhood consisting of primarily of low-moderate income families and individuals within the state of Georgia.
- Schools must demonstrate the access/ability of local community to utilize the field.
- Have at least one full-time staff member. (All-volunteer organizations will not be considered).
- Been in existence for at least three years.
- Have a track record in real estate development, community development and/or athletic programing.
- Have 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status or school tax exempt status.
- Located in the state of Georgia