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Funding Opportunities for Youth Running Programs

The RRCA is accepting grant applications from our Kids Run the Nation small grant fund.

A $5,000 - $10,000 will be awarded in a combination of grants ranging from $500–$1000. Running clubs, events, or other organizations with the IRS 501(c)3 designation are eligible to apply.  Elementary and middle schools that provide an organized after-school running programs are eligible as well. Click here for detailed information and to submit a grant application today. The deadline to apply is October 1st.


Additional Resource for Supporting Your Youth Running Program

Lowes Toolbox for Education Grant Program
The Toolbox for Education Grant Program, offered by Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation, provides grants of $2,000 to $5,000 to public K-12 schools and school parent-teacher groups associated with public schools throughout the U.S. that develop projects that encourage parent involvement and build stronger community spirit. Preference is given to funding requests that have a permanent impact such as facility enhancement (both indoor and outdoor) as well as landscaping/clean up projects.  (This is a great opportunity to pursue funding for a running track or walking trail on school grounds).  This year the program is seeking ways to provide the tools that help educators and parent groups through these challenging times efficiently and with the greatest impact. Therefore, basic needs will take priority. The application deadlines for the upcoming school year are October 15, 2010 and February 18, 2011. Visit the program’s website for detailed funding guidelines.

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