PLAY 60 Fitness Grants

The Indianapolis Colts are excited to once again present the opportunity for non-profit organizations across Indiana to receive funding for health and fitness events/programs as a part of the NFL’s PLAY 60 initiative. The Colts will offer grants of up to $2,000 each to non-profit organizations planning a health and/or fitness event/program in their community.


  • The applicant must be a 501(c)3 non-profit organization or school located within the state of Indiana.
  • The funds must be used for a community-driven event or program located within the state of Indiana that is offered free of charge and focuses on health and/or fitness related topics.
  • All grant applications must be submitted via the form linked below between the dates of February 22 and March 31, 2017.
  • The funds must be used for an event/program that will be completed by December 1, 2017.
  • The online application must be completed in full for an organization to be eligible to receive funding.
  • All grant recipients will be required to submit an event/program recap report form upon use of the funds.
  • Recipients will be granted limited use of the PLAY 60 brand for program materials. All materials that include the PLAY 60 brand are subject to approval by the Indianapolis Colts.
  • Applicants will be selected based on the following criteria:
    • Mission/purpose of the program and/or event
    • Program/event reach and estimated impact
    • Alignment of program/event with the PLAY 60 message


  • Free community events
  • After school fitness programs
  • Programs benefiting local youth
  • Initiatives promoting healthy/active lifestyles
  • Programs aligned with the PLAY 60 message
  • Free health education seminar at a Community Center (Non-profit)


  • Revenue-generating events
  • Programs charging participation fees
  • Programs implemented by for-profit organizations
  • Initiatives not aligned with the PLAY 60 message
  • Zumba classes with $20 admission fees at a local fitness club


  • February 22 - Applications available online
  • March 31 - Application due date
  • April 17 - Grant recipients notified
  • May 1 - Grants dispersed
Nominate your organization for a Colts PLAY 60 Fitness Grant by completing the form below: