2023 Bill Belichick Foundation Grant Application

Please view requirements for the 2023 Bill Belichick Foundation Grant Application before submitting your information and downloading the application form to mail in.

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  • The Bill Belichick Foundation Grant, a one-time $10,000 stipend, recognizes deserving nonprofit athletic communities or organizations in need of financial support.

    Bill Belichick is an ardent advocate of local charities and education and has consistently demonstrated his support through a wide variety of activities and contributions. He continues to build on that commitment through the Bill Belichick Foundation, founded in 2013, with President Linda Holliday. The nonprofit was created to provide coaching, mentorship, and financial assistance to individuals, communities and organizations with a focus on the sports of football and lacrosse. The Foundation’s mission is to bring the values of the Belichick family – a love of sports, coaching and teambuilding – to the athletic leaders of tomorrow.

    Belichick is the only head coach in NFL history to win three Super Bowls in the span of four seasons, and in 2019, he won his sixth Super Bowl with the New England Patriots. The Patriots’ Super Bowl Champion Head Coach has enjoyed great success during his NFL coaching career, winning two additional Super Bowls with the New York Giants and guiding the Cleveland Browns’ turnaround as head coach.


    • Must be an educational institution or qualifying nonprofit sports organization: 
      Please note, this is not limited to lacrosse and football programs. All sport organizations can apply.
      • Club teams
      • School teams/athletic programs
      • College teams/athletic programs
      • Community athletic centers/fields
      • Non-profit and Parks & Rec athletic programs
      • Esports
    • Organization or school must be in existence for two or more years
    • Must be based in the United States
    • Must illustrate need for funding or plans for growth
    • Must not have received a BBF grant in the prior year 
      If your organization applied and were awarded BBF grant in 2022, you may not reapply in 2023; however, you may 
      reapply in 2024.

    Grant Requirement Checklist

    • A Letter of Intent/Cover Letter 
      This letter must be a separate letter detailing the intended use of the funds, addressed to the Bill Belichick Foundation.
    • Completed typed application 
      Handwritten applications will not be accepted.
    • IRS Determination Letter
      The organization must provide proof of non profit status. IRS Determination Letter is required (educational institutions apply)
    • Three Reference
      It is only required to provide the name, email, phone number, and relationship of the references within the application. A letter of recommendation is NOT required.
    • Most Recent Year-End Financial Statements
      If no financial statements are available, please provide the most recent tax return or a summary of prior year actual income and expenses. Please include all income earned from fundraisers and other sources for the specific program applying for this grant (I.E: if you are a school applying for a new team, only include financials related to the new team).
    • Typed Essay
      Provide a response to the essay question included in the application. (500 minimum - 1000 word maximum)


    This application and all required attachments must be postmarked no later than June 30, 2023. 

    Late submission will not be accepted.  Please include application and all attachments in one mailed submission.


    Mailed applications can be sent to:

    The Bill Belichick Foundation

    P.O. Box 812935

    Wellesley, MA 02482 


    Grant recipients will be notified via email by the end of January 2024.  

    Please make sure to requests@billbelichickfoundation.org to your contact list.


    For more information or if you have any questions, please email requests@billbelichickfoundation.org.

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