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CrossFit Foundation

Our mission

The CrossFit Foundation serves as the charitable arm of CrossFit, Inc. We support the work of CrossFit affiliates and charitable organizations that use CrossFit to serve the needs of their diverse communities.

Our work includes support for kids programs in K-12 school districts and underserved communities around the world, veterans organizations, cancer survivors, communities in recovery from substance abuse and addiction, and many others. We also participate in education, advocacy, and development efforts in specific areas related to combating chronic disease.

The CrossFit Foundation’s 2019 grant making cycle has closed. Information on 2020 grant opportunities will be made available at a future date.

FAQ

What is the CrossFit Foundation?

The CrossFit Foundation is a 501(c)3 public charity. The CrossFit Foundation was established by Greg Glassman and CrossFit, Inc. to improve health and fitness through education, research, philanthropy, and advocacy.

What is the relationship between CrossFit, Inc. and the CrossFit Foundation?

The CrossFit Foundation and CrossFit, Inc. operate under a management agreement whereby CrossFit, Inc. provides services and staff to the CrossFit Foundation. The CrossFit Foundation and CrossFit, Inc. are separate and independent corporate entities. The CrossFit Foundation has an independent Board of Directors.

Can my affiliate host a fundraising event for the CrossFit Foundation?

Yes! CrossFit affiliates can support the CrossFit Foundation and its various initiatives individually or collectively. Contributions may be made online or directly to the foundation. For assistance, please contact us at foundation@crossfit.com.

Can my affiliate apply for a grant from the CrossFit Foundation?

At this time, only organizations recognized by the IRS as 501(c)3 public charities or organizations with fiscal sponsorship from a qualified 501(c)3 organization may apply for a CrossFit Foundation grant. Affiliates with associated public charities may also apply. Learn how to apply in the Community Health Fund section. For additional inquiries, please contact us at foundation@crossfit.com.

What happens to my donation to the CrossFit Foundation?

Unrestricted (that is, general) gifts to the CrossFit Foundation are directed toward the CrossFit for Kids Funds or the Community Health Fund at the board’s discretion. Donors may choose to restrict their gift to either program.

Is my contribution to the CrossFit Foundation tax deductible?

As an IRS recognized public charity, all contributions to the CrossFit Foundation qualify for tax-advantaged status depending upon the individual donor’s tax situation. Please contact your tax advisor.

May I make an estate gift, bequest, IRA, stock or planned gift to the CrossFit Foundation?

Yes. Please contact us at foundation@crossfit.com to discuss making a planned, securities or other non-cash gift, or contact your estate or financial planner.

Will my donation be shared publicly?

No. Please see our Privacy Policy for full details.

Does the CrossFit Foundation fund research and science?

At this time, the CrossFit Foundation is not funding research proposals. Past work in this area included support for the Beyond Calories academic conference and a variety of specific research grants. 

Contact Us

For all other questions pertaining to the CrossFit Foundation, please contact us at foundation@crossfit.com.

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