The Adidas Group focuses on projects that address education, children and youth, sports within a social context, relief efforts, and preventive health activities. The group offers cash grants as well as in-kind donations of services and equipment. Previous grants were used to fund after-school literacy, service-learning initiatives, sports programs for underserved and economically challenged urban communities, and before-school physical activity programs for children aged 5 through 12. Interested applicants should contact the Adidas subsidiary closest to them. Subsidiaries are located in Portland, Oregon; Canton, Massachusetts; and Carlsbad, California. Applications must be submitted by postal mail.