Frequently Asked Questions about the FC Boulder Financial Assistance Program
Is FC Boulder a Non-Profit organization?
Yes, FC Boulder is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. All contributions to our club are tax deductible. FC Boulder’s FEIN is: 84-1249607.
How does FC Boulder decide who gets an award?
The profiles of families receiving assistance range widely… single parent households, families with multiple children participating in soccer, grandparents who are legal guardians of their grandchildren, even young adults who may be presently living on their own and providing for their own needs. Regardless, a rigorous process is used to screen all applicants and determine those families that are eligible for aid. Families with a demonstrated yearly income greater than $55,000 are not eligible for an award. Please see the “Who we Help” page of the website for a more detailed description of the process we use to identify qualifying families.
How does FC Boulder decide how much each player receives?
We use a structured and objective set of criteria to determine award amounts. Annual gross household income, as well as the total number of members living in the household, are primary indicators of the award category into which each eligible player and family qualifies.
How much should I give?
Our goal is that every family in our club will be able to give something toward the goal of providing financial assistance for FC Boulder families who otherwise may not be able to afford participation in soccer. We recommend a donation of $30 per child in the Club. For some, that may be a prohibitively significant contribution. Others may be able to give more. Regardless, we hope you will choose to donate in some amount to FC Boulder. To a certain extent, if 100% of our membership were to participate in the fundraising campaign, we will have already won the battle perhaps not totally in terms of cumulative financial need, but in terms of the community support and togetherness that is a driving value of FC Boulder.
How did FC Boulder arrive at the recommendation of a $30 per child?
We aim to collect $75,000 annually to offset a significant portion of the financial needs of the FC Boulder community on a annual basis. If each of our nearly 2400 players were to give $30, we would cover more than 95% of projected need.
Why are registration fees not enough?
Registration fees are calculated based on the hard cost of fielding a team in our Club. The registration fee cover the following (note – this is not a comprehensive list): referees, field and facility rental, coaching stipend, mandatory player insurance, state registration fees, select tournament entry fee, and much more. A portion of each fee also covers the operating costs of the Club, such as rent, club administration, equipment, supplies, etc. It can add up quickly, no doubt. However, within the registration fee, there is no money set aside for financial aid.
I would like to support the FC Boulder Financial Assistance Program, give am uncomfortable giving $30. What do I do?
We are grateful for any amount you might be able to give. We understand that your donating to the Club is a voluntary choice and we appreciate any amount that you are comfortable providing. Remember… all donations to FC Boulder are tax deductible.
Who can give to the FC Boulder Foundation? Other family? Friends?
We encourage all those in our community, and beyond, to support the development of young people in our community. Alumni, grandparents, family friends, relatives from afar… we welcome donations from all corners, and promise to be good stewards of the money that is raised for the families and players of FC Boulder.
I still have questions. Who can I contact about the FC Boulder Foundation?
Please direct any questions you may have about the FC Boulder Foundation to the club’s Executive Director, Adam Hayes (email@example.com).