RRCA to award small grants to youth running programs across the U.S.
ARLINGTON, Virginia – In 2007, the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) developed the Kids Run the Nation Fund to assist running clubs, events and schools that are interested in implementing or currently offer a youth running program. Since then, the RRCA has awarded more than $300,000 to deserving programs around the United States. Through the Kids Run the Nation program, the RRCA’s goal is to help establish locally managed youth running programs in every school and community across the US.
Small grants ranging from $500 to $1000 will be awarded to youth running programs across the US. Running clubs, events, or other organizations with the IRS 501(c)(3) designation are eligible to apply. Elementary and middle schools that provide 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. Completed grant applications must be received on or before Monday, August 1, 2022.
Last year, 17 programs from 12 states serving over 5,300 children received a total of $14,000 in funding. Despite continued disruption of the running community 2021 due to the ongoing pandemic, RRCA members, individual donors, and the Insurance Management Group (IMG) and K&K Insurance, once again showed their support for gender-inclusive, participation-based running education through their contributions to the Kids Run the Nation Fund.
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. Donate today to the RRCA’s Kids Run the Nation Fund.
About RRCA: The Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) is the oldest and largest national association of running organizations and runners dedicated to empowering everyone to run since 1958. The RRCA champions the development and success of community-based running organizations that empower all people to participate in the sport of running in pursuit of enjoyment, health, well-being, and competition. Learn more at: www.rrca.org