Frequently Asked Questions
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. Our federal tax ID number is: 84-1249607.
How does FC Boulder decide who is awarded financial assistance?
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. For all applicants, a rigorous process is used to determine those families that are eligible for aid. Families with a demonstrated annual income of less than $55,000 are eligible to apply for financial assistance. 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?
Awards amounts are determined through the use a structured and objective set of criteria. 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 in support of the goals of the FC Boulder Foundation. We believe the amount of giving should be something that is comfortable for each family. Our hope and ask is that you will choose to donate in some amount, consistent with your family’s comfort level, to FC Boulder. 100% of donations are tax-deductible and 100% of proceeds go directly to the supporting the work of the Foundation.
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, it is important to note that registration fees are NOT used to pay for players receiving financial assistance.
I would like to support the FC Boulder Foundation, but I am uncomfortable giving a large gift – what do I do?
We are grateful for amount of support that a family can provide in support of the growth of our game. We understand that 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).