ACBLEF Grant Applications

The ACBL Educational Foundation Grants Policy

ACBLEF focuses its grantmaking on helping organizations expand the total number of bridge players through education.

We DO fund program expenses such as facility usage, subsidies for teachers, teaching materials like books, workbooks, flipcharts, and those things directly related to running your educational program. On a case-by-case basis, we will determine whether transportation charges for teachers apply.

We DO NOT fund equipment such as card tables and chairs, machinery like computers, bridgemates, or dealing machines, or refreshments and snacks. It is our belief this last category can be underwritten by a local restaurant or convenience store for your event.

ACBL may be able to help offset the costs of advertising newcomer lessons with its Cooperative Advertising Program, which offers partial reimbursement for qualifying ads. Please email Stephanie Threlkeld, ACBL Manager of Education and Communication.

Please select the appropriate application form from the following list, complete it in its entirety, and submit to our Grant Administrator.

ACBLEF Grant Applications for ACBL Affiliate Programs:

ACBLEF Grant Applications for Non-Affiliated Organizations:

Post-Grant Progress Report and Evaluation Forms:

Grant Metrics for Success:

Since January 1, 2020, the ACBL Educational Foundation has put a greater emphasis on measuring success. We're always looking for applications that match up with our goals,  but we're keeping an eye open for great initiatives with positive results, evaluating their potential for test marketing in multiple areas, turning them into major programs, or even partnering with ACBL or other organizations to address the challenges you are facing/audience you hope to reach and retain.

In that spirit, we will be looking to you to provide the emails of those who enroll in the program at its onset (including teachers/mentors) and, in the case of underage children, their parents' email addresses. 

At the end of the program, we would like to know which of the participants followed the program through to its conclusion and their plans for continuing with bridge, as we may wish to follow up with them to evaluate the program they have just completed.

If you have any questions, please contact our Grant Administrator.

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