Leo Murphy Memorial Field and Equipment Grant


Through the generosity of our many sponsors and the hard work of our membership fundraising efforts throughout the year, Cleveland Touchdown Club Charities is pleased to once again accept applications for the Leo Murphy Memorial Field & Equipment Grant.

This program provides:


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  • Financial support for a non-profit youth football organization or school in the Greater Cleveland area to be used for equipment or facility upgrades up to $10,000. 
  • Recognition of the grant recipients program through the CTCC website and literature.

Started in 2012, the CTCC Leo Murphy Memorial Field & Equipment Grant was established to allow the membership of CTCC give back directly to youth football programs in the Greater Cleveland area. Named after Leo Murphy, the longtime trainer for the Cleveland Browns and Honorary Lifetime Member of CTCC, this program provides local youth football programs with the opportunity to secure the proper equipment and resources they need to play the game safely.

Grants will only be awarded to 501(c)(3) non-profit youth organizations or schools. Grant funds must be used to make improvements to a youth or high school football program's equipment and/or facilities and to help improve the safety and overall quality of that program. Eligible expenses are listed within this guide for reference.

This application guide (linked) below contains tips to direct applicants through the CTCC Leo Murphy Memorial Field & Equipment Grant application process. Please read this guide carefully and consider all requirements before beginning this year's Leo Murphy Memorial Field & Equipment Grant application.

Applications will be available starting January 23, 2017, and must be post marked by March 24, 2017. Grant determination will be made by April 14, 2017.

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