Cal South Soccer Foundation Awards $117,500 in Grants

April 11, 2012


Cal South Soccer Foundation Awards $117,500 in Grants to Assist with
Fields, Program Development and Provide Equipment within Southern California

Fullerton, CA (April 11, 2012) - The Cal South Soccer Foundation announced today it has awarded eight non-profit organizations grants totaling $117,500 to assist with soccer field development, program development and to provide equipment.

The eight organizations receiving the awards help to target soccer field, program and equipment needs throughout the Southern California area. The recipients were selected from applications gathered during the October 2011 grants cycle. The Foundation is excited to partner with such great organizations to help meet these needs.

2012 Award Recipients are as follows:

  • City of Encinitas (Encinitas, CA) -Field Development
  • Club Deportivo (Port Hueneme, CA) - Small Equipment
  • Fallbrook Sports Association (Fallbrook, CA) -Field Development
  • Matrix Soccer Club (Riverside, CA) - Small Equipment
  • Notah Begay III Foundation (Santa Ana Pueblo, NM) - Medium Matching (for programs in Southern California)
  • San Luis Obispo Soccer Club (San Luis Obispo, CA) - Small Equipment
  • Spartans Football Club (Yucaipa, CA) - Small Equipment
  • Voetbal Soccer Club (Lemon Grove, CA) - Small Equipment

"On behalf of the Cal South Soccer Foundation Board of Directors, we are proud to have been able to provide funding that will help grow the game in southern California," said Foundation president David De Leon. "The Cal South Soccer Foundation will continue to seek programs and facilities that will help with our mission. And we would be remiss if we did not thank the Cal South [California State Soccer Association - South] for their continued support of the Foundation."

The Foundation would like to thank all of the grant applicants for contacting the organization and submitting their proposals. The next official grants cycle for the Cal South Soccer Foundation will open on October 1, 2012.

About the Cal South Soccer Foundation:
The Cal South Soccer Foundation was established in 1999 with a passion for growing the game of soccer within Southern California one program, player and field at a time. The Foundation is a resource in the community to provide advice, financial and logistical support, and serve as a collaborative resource in creating outreach soccer programs and the development of soccer facilities in areas where such a need exists. The Foundation has challenged itself to create partnerships to raise and grant funds to assist in all of these areas.

Through grant-making, we strive to be an organization that is able to see the recipients of such grants develop and maintain sustainable programs, improve their existing operations and potentially develop soccer facilities that help reach communities in a positive way. Learn more about the Cal South Soccer Foundation at

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