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NFL Grassroots

Athletic fields are tremendous community assets because they offer recreation and education opportunities that contribute to the local quality of life, especially for young people. Through the NFL Grassroots Program, a partnership between the National Football League Youth Football Fund and LISC provides nonprofit organizations, middle schools and high schools with financing and technical assistance to improve the quality, safety and accessibility of local athletic fields.

LISC’s role with the Houston Texans is to facilitate the grant process. We provide recommendations to the final grant selection committee, distribute the funds and help organizations find matching dollars to meet the project’s budget.

Since 2002, NFL Grassroots has invested over $950,000 in Houston to build or refurbish nine football fields. The following organizations have received grants:

  • 2013 - KIPP Sunnyside High School

  • 2010- Northside High School - formerly Jefferson Davis High School (Houston Independent School District)

  • 2009 – KIPP Houston

  • 2008- YMCA of Greater Houston

  • 2007- Pro-Vision Football Field

  • 2006- South Campus Sports Association

  • 2004 - St. Pius High School

  • 2003 - Strake Jesuit High School

  • 2002 - Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club in Pasadena

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Download the NFL Foundation Grassroots program description