Foot Locker Foundation Community Empowerment Grant Program


LISC and Foot Locker, Inc., through the Foot Locker Foundation, are launching a second round of grants for the Foot Locker Foundation Community Empowerment Program, a $3 million, multi-city initiative to support nonprofit community organizations that empower youth in Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) communities. The program aims to bridge gaps driven by racial inequity and promote youth empowerment and community wellness—all while supporting community-based organizations led by people of color. To check out the grantees from the first round, click here.

In its second round, the Foot Locker Foundation Community Empowerment Program will provide grants ranging from $25,000 to $100,000 to organizations in 12 cities that offer a range of services for young people, including health and wellness, education and life skills support, mentoring, and workforce development.


This funding opportunity is open to 501c3 nonprofit organizations that:

  • Primarily serve BIPOC youth with programs and services focused on health and wellness, education and life skills support, mentoring, or workforce development
  • Ideally have leadership from BIPOC communities
  • Maintain at least one full-time staff person focused on youth programming
  • Can engage local Foot Locker store team members in bringing proposed programming to life through in-store learning opportunities, community cleanups, mentorships or other volunteer activities
  • Operate in underserved communities within the following 12 cities:

Atlanta, GA
Baltimore, MD
Chicago, IL
Dallas, TX
Detroit, MI
Houston, TX
Los Angeles, CA
Miami, FL
New York City, NY
Oakland, CA
Philadelphia, PA
San Francisco, CA


The process will run from May to November 2022. Key dates include:

  • May 23 – deadline to submit initial applications
  • June 21 – invitation to submit full proposal issued to selected applicants
  • July 29 – deadline for full proposals
  • October (exact date TBD) – applicants notified of grant awards
  • November (exact date TBD) – public announcement of grant awards


Visit website to learn more and apply.