Why the Lindy Infante Foundation Matters

58% of all community-based sports fees are rising and 24% of high schools in the United States no longer offer sports. The rising costs of participation have closed the doors to youth sports for many children and teens in need. The playing field has been tilted in favor of wealthier families. The Lindy Infante Foundation is committed to leveling that playing field and ensuring that no young person misses out.

We work to bring out the greatness in every child with a chance to play, grow and excel through sports.

Who Was Lindy Infante?

Our Mission

Unlocking potential through increased access to youth sports participation.

Our Leadership

The Current Playing Field in Ohio

63% of public school sports budgets are decreasing. Rand Corporation: Who Plays, Who Pays - July 2019
$400 The average family pays $400 per child, per year on school sports. University of Michigan Research
62% of kids have given up on sports. Aspen Institute Stats

How it Works

The Foundation has three ways for you to become involved:


We provide financial assistance through Youth Sports Scholarships to allow youth in need to play sports. The Foundation will cover a portion of the fees of sports participation up to $300 per child, per year. Financial assistance will only be provided to youth who are a member of a household whose income is at or below 250% of the Federal Poverty Level. To apply, please read more about our eligibility guidelines and complete the online form using the Apply Now button below.

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Become a Partner

The Foundation partners with Central Ohio nonprofit organizations whose mission or programming aligns with the mission of the Lindy Infante Foundation. Currently, the Foundation makes grants to pre-qualified charitable organizations only. To learn more about becoming a Partner Organization we encourage you to read our FAQs and then fill out a Letter of Intent form using the Partner button below.



Our Foundation’s goal is to remove the barriers that exist so all kids have the opportunity to play sports. The Infante family and the Lindy Infante Foundation Board of Directors have pledged to underwrite all operating costs of the Foundation so 100% of your donation goes directly to helping children and teens play sports. Use the Donate button below to help support youth sports participation.



Who Was Lindy Infante?

Find out how through adversity and opportunity Lindy Infante acheived greatness and how his legacy lives on through the foundation.

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Explore a timeline of the life of Lindy Infante.

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Meet the Lindy Infante Foundation team. Learn how they are committed to bringing out the greatness in children.

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Community Partners

Learn about the nonprofit organizations throughout Central Ohio who are also dedicated to helping kids get off the sidelines and in the game.

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Get the answers to help families have the opportunity to allow their children to play and excel in sports.

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Giving History

See how the Lindy Infante Foundation has made an impact in our community.

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