Record fundraising year for USA Triathlon Foundation

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The USA Triathlon Foundation will grant a record US$640,000 in 2023. Grants will support multisport opportunities for youth, grassroots diversity, equity, inclusion and access initiatives, as well as Olympic and Paralympic development and support programs.

“Thanks to the generosity of so many, we’re able to affect sustainable and scalable change across our sport,” said Alex Egan, Chair of the USA Triathlon Foundation Board of Trustees.

“And we’re very clear in our goals for the foundation – the ability to make transformational grants is why we exist and we measure our success by the grants we’re able to give. The more money we raise the more we will grant out, so we invite anyone who is passionate and philanthropic to be a part of what we’re building.”

The USA Triathlon Foundation, which had a record fundraising year in 2022, raised more than US$2 million from over 3,800 donors over the past year. The foundation’s 2022 totals include multi-year pledges as fundraised dollars that are recognized in the year the pledge was made.

“The collective impact made by community members across our country is inspiring and invigorating,” said Dr Gabe Cagwin, President of the USA Triathlon Foundation and USA Triathlon Chief Advancement Officer.

“As is evident by the breadth of grants we are able to make, those who are interested in making a difference through the USA Triathlon Foundation have the unique opportunity to direct their hard-earned money where they want, and we take great pride in connecting people to the areas they are passionate about.

“We were able to increase the previous record of grants from US$240,000 to US$466,000 last year, and as we continue to generate more support, we will grant out more than US$640,000 this year; and we all hope to reach US$1,000,000 of grants in the next couple of years.”