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.
A total of $15,000 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. 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 Sunday, October 31, 2012.
For more information including criteria and an application, visit: www.rrca.org/programs/kids-run-the-nation-fund