San Antonio-area nonprofits in need of structural improvements can apply now through April 7 to receive a 2017 Facility Grant worth up to $100,000 from Silver & Black Give Back (SBGB). Through SBGB’s work with youth-serving programs, the foundation recognized that many of the kids in our programs were playing in facilities that were in desperate need of repair. It didn’t take long to create the Facility Grant to help fund improvements to ensure a safe place for children.
Brooks Inner City is one of these sites. It has run the Spurs Youth Basketball League since the early 1990s and is completely volunteer-run. More than 1,000 youth go through the organization every year, and the gym is home for many of these kids. The mission of this program is to enhance the quality of life, as well as expand opportunities through activities that energize the mental, spiritual, and physical development of youth to seek success in life and to provide the most basic of all human needs: a sense of belonging. The last thing the league wanted was for kids to come to an unsafe gym every day. So its leaders applied for the Silver & Black Give Back Facility Grant – and won BIG! Over the course of the grant, Brooks Inner City has received a new roof, new backboards, new lighting, new water fountains, new bleachers, and a new air conditioner. More importantly, the kids who call the gym home have a new outlook and have seen firsthand that anything is possible!
If your facility needs a facelift or major renovations, apply for the Silver & Black Give Back Facility Grant! All youth-serving nonprofits in Bexar County are eligible to apply. For more information, click here.
Together, we have the power to empower!
About Facility Grants
Silver & Black Give Back Facility Grants were implemented in 2014 to invest in the infrastructure of facilities that provide our students with safe places to play and learn the valuable life lessons gained through teamwork and competition. The funding is available to youth-serving nonprofit organizations.
About Silver & Black Give Back
Silver & Black Give Back is a 501(c)(3) public charity that invests in the community in partnership with the entire Spurs Sports & Entertainment family of teams. Since 1988 coaches and staff have focused on fostering young talent and enriching the community by encouraging local youth to become responsible adults and give back through programs like the Spurs Youth Basketball League and the Team Up Challenge. Together, our community has the power to empower and create lasting change throughout San Antonio. More information on Silver & Black Give Back can be found at SBGB.org.