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About the Program

Angel City Football Club’s Player 22 Small Business Grant Program provides funding and resources to current and retired soccer players interested in establishing or expanding their businesses. The objective is to equip players with the funds, resources, and coaching necessary to further develop opportunities for women in the workforce and to foster women-owned and -led businesses. Each player participating in this 12-month program will receive funding for their business, one-on-one coaching, and access to over 200 hours of video-based business learning, plus startup tools and resources via IFundWomen's workshop library. 

Meet the 2023 ACFC Player 22 Grant Recipients!

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Sophia Fernandez

Founder of Mava Transporation LLC
  • Location: Downey, CA
  • Soccer Experience: USA U16 Women's National Team, Mexican Women's National Team
  • About: Mava Transportation is a women-owned and operated logistics business that delivers freight safely, reliably, and customer-friendly.
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Saskia Webber

Founder of The Union Sports Community
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Soccer Experience:USWNT (96 Olympics, 99 World Cup), WUSA, J League Japan
  • About: An app where youth athletes and parents can engage with top players and coaches in a safe, regulated space away from the vitriol of social media.
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Catherine Betts

Founder of Betts Fit
  • Location: Truckee, CA
  • Soccer Experience: WPSL, D-1 at Oregon State: PAC 10, Univ. of the Pacific: Big West, Olympic Club in SF
  • About: Betts Fit's sports bra is the ultimate high-impact choice, offering unparalleled support,  patented, three-way front adjustability; ensuring pain-free performance and a customized fit.
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Taryn Colborne

Founder of Hustle Beauty
  • Location: Southlake, TX
  • Soccer Experience: WPS, NWSL, Australian W-League, Danish Women's League
  • About: Hustle Beauty creates beauty products for exercise and everyday life, designed to be kind to skin, protect from the sun, and stay put through even the toughest workouts.
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Aubrey Aden-Buie

Founder of Studio IX
  • Location: Oakland, CA
  • Soccer Experience: USL W-League
  • About: Studio IX equips women and non-binary parents with the resources, confidence, and grant funding needed to break into the film industry.
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Gilda Doria

Founder of SoccerHead
  • Location: Boston, MA
  • Soccer Experience: WPSL, ACC
  • About: SoccerHead is a community of soccer enthusiasts and experts, aiming to foster future generations of players and fans of the beautiful game of soccer. 
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Taylor Cohen

Founder of AthletEX
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Soccer Experience: Bundesliga 2, UWS, HKFA Jockey Club League, Maccabi Games, NCAA
  • About: AthletEX is a community of former athletes making meaningful connections during life after sports through hosted city chapters, local activations, and leadership opportunities.
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Rosie White

Founder of justb
  • Location: Seattle, WA
  • Soccer Experience: FWSL USA, Women's Super League England, 2x Olympics, 3x World Cup
  • About: justb is a platform helping students with Autism and ADHD learn with practical movement and mindfulness tools that are sensory-friendly, evidence-informed, and inclusive.

For more information on The Player 22 Program:

Ways to Contribute:

  • Send a check payable to the California Community Foundation, specifying Angel City FC Player 22 Program in the memo, to 221 S. Figueroa Street, Suite 400, Los Angeles, CA 90012.

  • Shop ACFC's Player 22 merchandise. 10 percent of proceeds go to the fund.

  • To make a secure, tax-deductible donation online, click here.


Retiring Number 22

 The Player 22 Program is named in homage to ACFC's spring 2022 kickoff and the 22 players on the pitch in every match.

With every purchase of a #22 jersey, ACFC will allocate 10 percent of the revenue to create pathways for former NWSL players to build careers in the sports industry.

Angel City FC officially retired the jersey before their July 30, 2022 game against OL Reign.

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