United States Synchronized Swimming Foundation Grants

General Guidelines

Only non-profit organizations fostering the growth and promotion of synchronized swimming are eligible.
A Form W-9 is required with the grant application.
Equipment costs will not be considered in any grant request.
Requests must be made using the USSSF’s online Grant Application.

Suncoast Intro To Synchro 2018

Grants are frequently awarded for programs to help teams grow, such as “Intro To Synchro” events and marketing to attract new athletes.

In The Zone Camper Group Shot

Athlete clinics and athlete development programs are supported with grants every year – at club, association, region, zone and national levels.


A large grant category each year is education and certification programs for coaches and officials.

Kaitlyn Haller attending the Coaching Certification Program to enhance her knowledge as a coach for the benefit of her team.

Grants are provided to collegiate and masters teams too.  Matching grants may be offered to collegiate programs to multiply fundraising efforts.

Application and Decision Timeline

May 1 Grant Application Period Opens
July 31 Grant Application DEADLINE
August Foundation Grants Committee Application Review
Foundation Reception at USA Synchro Convention Grant Awards Announced
October Grant Notifications (awards & non-awards)

Funding and Reporting Schedule

November 1 75% of grant award paid after receipt of signed Grant Agreement and Certificate of Insurance
March 1 Interim Report Due.
15% of grant award paid after receipt of report
July 31 Final Report Due. 10% of grant award paid after receipt of report

Photos and testimonials will be requested to be used for publicity purposes for the Foundation (e.g., Facebook, social media, Foundation reports).

Grant Application Form and Information Downloads

Grant application forms due July 31

Measurable and Demonstrated Impact

USSSF Grants Make a Big Splash

What Our Grant Recipients Say

I can't thank you all enough for the foundation's support of my film, Sync or Swim. I could not have finished the film without your support and I will always be so incredibly grateful.

Cheryl FurjanicDirector, Sync or Swim

We had seven summer camp attendees thanks to our marketing efforts. We've retained 100% of those swimmers, who are now all members of our recreational program. Thanks to the increased word-of-mouth and the banner that we put up during practices, we've also doubled our rec class participation in the last three months. Thanks so much to the foundation for your support!

Anna CampitelliPirouettes of Texas

The Bozeman Stingrays are so grateful to have been awarded this grant. As a small club in Montana, we rarely have the opportunity to bring in high-level coaches for swimmer and coach trainings. This grant provided us the opportunity to bring in TWO high-level coaches and further the development of our team.

Mary B. WallBozeman Stingrays