The Finish Line Youth Foundation, the charitable arm of athletic products retailer Finish Line, provides funding to youth athletic programs and sports-based camps, especially those serving disadvantaged children and those with special needs.

To that end, grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded to nonprofit organizations for community-based athletic programs and camps that teach active lifestyle and team-building skills. Preference will be given to organizations that provide opportunities for participation for children and young adults age 18 and under and whose activities provide direct services to individuals that produce tangible results.

To be eligible, applicants must be nonprofit organizations recognized as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Priority will be given to organizations or programs located near Finish Line retail stores.

See the Finish Line Youth Foundation website for complete program guidelines, an eligibility quiz, and application instructions.