Youth and Amateur Sports Grants (YASG) supports fit and healthy communities by investing in programs and capital facility projects that increase access to sports, play, and outdoor recreation.
- City or Town
- Nonprofit organization
- Tribal organization
- Fiscally-sponsored organization
- Public School Districts
- Park Districts
- Public Agencies
Eligible Project Types
View the full lists of funded projects (Select the YASG tab)
Why We Invest in Youth Sports
Physical activity is vital to youth development, physical health, mental health, and social emotional learning, and is also associated with better educational outcomes. The Center for Disease Control recommends that youth get at least 60 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity daily to stay healthy. However, only 19% of youth in King County meet this recommendation according to the Healthy Youth Survey.
Disparities in access to physical activity and health outcomes are evident by race, place, and income. By investing in organizations and agencies serving low-income youth and youth of color King County Parks is working to increase youth access to and participation in physical activity.
Interested in collaborating on a collective impact approach toward systems change? Check out the King County Play Equity Coalition.