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RRCA Accepting Kids Run the Nation Grant Applications

In 2007, the RRCA developed the Kids Run the Nation Fund to assists running clubs, events, and schools that are interested in implementing or currently have a youth running program.  Since 2007, the RRCA has granted a total of $70,000 to deserving youth programs around the US. This small grant program is funded by restricted contributions from RRCA members, individuals, foundations, and corporations.  One hundred percent of the money raised is restricted to the grant fund and no portion of contributions to the Kids Run the Nation Fund are used for administrative expenses.  Grants are awarded on an annual basis through an application and selection process overseen by a volunteer selection panel. Donate to the Kids Run the Nation Fund by making an annual contribution to the RRCA.

Criteria for a Grant from the RRCA: Kids Run the Nation Fund

A total of $20,000 will be awarded in a combination of grants ranging from $500-$1,000. 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.  No grants will be given to individuals under any circumstance.  All applicants must be an official 501(c)(3), school, parent booster club, PTA, or a similar entity.  The application deadline for a Kids Run the Nation Grant is October 1, 2013.

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