Inti Awarded US Soccer Foundation Grant

2nd Year In A Row!!

Inti Academy of Manchester Receives U.S. Soccer Foundation Grant to Support Inner City Programs
Inti Academy of Manchester one of 37 organizations to receive grant nationwide

Manchester, NH, December 18, 2013 – The U.S. Soccer Foundation has awarded a grant to Inti Academy of Manchester to support its program operations.

The U.S. Soccer Foundation, the major charitable arm of soccer in the United States, announced that it has awarded 37 grants totaling more than $1.8 million to non-profit organizations serving youth in underserved communities across the nation.

In its continued effort to grow the game of soccer and utilize it to improve the positive health and social outcomes for children, the U.S. Soccer Foundation awards grants to support soccer programming and field-building initiatives nationwide.  Non-profit organizations eligible to receive grant funding include those that provide children with the opportunity to play soccer and provide programming aimed at keeping children in under-resourced communities active, healthy, and safe.

“Our goal at the U.S. Soccer Foundation is to provide children with access to quality soccer programs that support both physical and personal development,” said Ed Foster-Simeon, President and CEO of the U.S. Soccer Foundation. “We are pleased to support organizations that not only help grow the game of soccer, but make a positive impact on the lives of the children and families in their communities.”

"It is truly an honor to be selected for this extremely competitive grant two years in a row," said Max Latona, Saint Anselm College Professor and Inti Chairman of the Board. "It gives Manchester recognition in the national soccer community and provides a wonderful boost of confidence and support to our dedicated staff of volunteers and to the children we serve.  Latona pointed out that these grants are only given to non-profits that have strong community support.  “Inti would not have received this grant had it not been blessed to have community partners that are so generous with their time, equipment, and financial resources.  All of us at Inti are grateful.” 

About Inti Academy of Manchester

Inti is a non-profit organization that provides academic and soccer opportunities to the inner-city immigrant and refugee youth population.   The program runs year round and provides after-school academic programming, winter futsal teams,  and summer soccer camps and tournaments.   Inti currently has an enrollment of over 200 children.

The name Inti is the Incan word for the sun or, more specifically, for the Incan deity that is the source of light, life, understanding, vitality and growth.  Inti Academy brightens the lives of underserved inner-city children and their families.   For more information, donation, or volunteering opportunities, please visit its website www.intiacademy.org

About the U.S. Soccer Foundation

The U.S. Soccer Foundation is a recognized leader in sports-based youth development programs for children in underserved, urban communities.  Since its founding in 1994, the organization has provided more than $60 million in funding to create and sustain innovative programs across all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Proven to deliver positive health and social outcomes, the Foundation’s affordable initiatives offer safe environments in which both boys and girls thrive. Headquartered in Washington, D.C. the U.S. Soccer Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization. Visit www.ussoccerfoundation.org to learn more.\

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