MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL – The Minnesota Lynx Foundation and Lynx FastBreak Foundation today announced that it will be accepting applications from non-profit organizations for grants for the upcoming 2016 WNBA season. The applications process will be open until May 2, 2016. Go to http://lynx.wnba.com/lynx-in-the-community/minnesota-lynx-foundation/ to download an application. Grant recipients will be selected by the end of May 2016. The winners will be honored throughout the 2016 Minnesota Lynx season.
During the 2016 Minnesota Lynx season the Lynx Foundation and Lynx Fastbreak look to support Minnesota community in a variety of ways. The Lynx will feature events and grants to organizations that best fulfill the missions for either the Minnesota Lynx Foundation or Lynx FastBreak Foundation.
“Each season the Minnesota Lynx Foundation provides grants to organizations in the community to help fulfill their missions,” said Timberwolves and Lynx President Chris Wright. “It is a great way for the Lynx to give back to the Twin Cites community which has always supported our organization.”
During the 2016 WNBA season, the Minnesota Lynx will give $36,000 spread between eight separate grants to organizations which focus on a specific area of charity. Four the eight grants, totaling $20,000, will be given from the Minnesota Lynx Foundation to fund breast cancer research and support programs throughout the state of Minnesota. The remaining four grants ($16,000) will be donated from the Minnesota Lynx FastBreak Foundation to support hands-on programs which positively impact Minnesota youth.
The Minnesota Lynx Foundation and the FastBreak Foundation operate as a part of the Minnesota Timberwolves FastBreak Foundation, a non-profit organization as described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
About the Minnesota Lynx Foundation
The Minnesota Lynx Foundation supports breast cancer research and support programs in the state of Minnesota. For the 2016 season the Minnesota Lynx Foundation will be awarding four $5,000 grants to organizations that support breast cancer research in Minnesota.
About the Minnesota Lynx FastBreak Foundation
The Minnesota Lynx FastBreak Foundation provides and supports hands-on programs that positively impact Minnesota youth. Through giving, education and basketball opportunities, the Foundation enables young people to make responsible decisions, contribute to their future and experience lifelong memories. For the 2016 season the Minnesota Lynx FastBreak Foundation will be awarding four $4,000 grants to organizations that provide programs that positively impact Minnesota youth.