SHAPE Vermont Grants
Bike grants! The Specialized Foundation’s “Riding for Focus” Program Grant (Grades 6-8) – Deadline Feb. 14
This school-based program is designed to provide schools with everything they need to get middle school students riding, including a turnkey physical education curriculum, comprehensive teacher training, and a fleet of bike and safety equipment. But the program is more than just bikes and gear — Riding for Focus provides a combination of cycling, fitness and academic performance, all while instilling a lifelong passion for cycling for students who participate in the program. The official grant opens Dec. 13, but you can jump-start the process and get pre-qualified here.
Win a Free Month of DrumFIT!
DrumFIT wants everyone to have the opportunity to experience their high-energy, inclusive cardio drumming workouts, but sometimes there are barriers to introducing new activities into your school's physical education curriculum, and not every school has the funding to do so. That's why DrumFIT is hosting a contest to give your school the opportunity to try their program for FREE with a one-month DrumUNIT rental! This includes DrumFIT equipment for your class and one-month access to video curriculum software with routines for students in grades K-12. Click here and answer the questions provided for a chance to win. The contest will run until Jan. 14, 2019, when one lucky winner will be drawn!
ActivEd/Walkabouts Grants (K-2) - Deadline Dec. 21
To help improve the health and cognitive abilities of students, ActivEd/Walkabouts is awarding 25 schools a 12-month license to use Walkabouts. Walkabouts are web-based lessons for pre-K to second-grade students that get young learners out of their seats and integrate movement with language arts, math and reading content. ActivEd/Walkabouts worked with educators and curriculum specialists to develop a simple but powerful tool that schools are investing in across the United States. Walkabouts correlate to each state's math and ELA/literacy standards as well as Head Start and NAEYC standards if applicable, so no instruction time is lost as kids move and learn. A Walkabouts subscription also includes access to Walksheets, downloadable worksheets that include a movement component. Apply Here.
Good Sports Equipment Grants (K-12)
Good Sports equipment grants serve youth in economically disadvantaged areas of the country. Schools that indicate enrollment in Active Schools on their application receive added consideration. Apply Here.
Saucony Run For Good
The Saucony Run For Good Foundation is committed to informing the public about the cause and prevention of childhood obesity and provides funding to optimize the impact and success of community organizations that promote running and healthy-lifestyle programs for youth. Approximately 10-20 grants are awarded each year. Nonprofit organizations that demonstrate the program positively impacts the lives of participants through their increased participation in running are eligible to apply. Applications December 15 & June 15
USA Field Hockey equipment
FUNdamental Field Hockey is a youth development initiative designed to expose field hockey to thousands of children nationwide by providing free field hockey equipment and emphasizing fun physical activity! Learn more about applying for free equipment here.
The Children's Obesity Fund
The Children's Obesity Fund seeks to educate parents and children about the rising obesity rates in America, reverse the statistics and dangerous trends, and help prevent the next generation from continuing down this alarmingly unhealthy road. The fund would like to give money and support nonprofit organizations who share the goal of eliminating the epidemic of childhood obesity. Learn more about their grants here.
The Justin J. Watt Foundation mission is to provide after school athletic opportunities for middle school aged children. Funding to be used for uniforms; safety equipment like helmets, pads, and wrestling or cheerleading mats; balls, bats, nets, and other equipment vital to the sport; and storage equipment. Applications are reviewed quarterly (March, June, September, and December).
The Vermont Community Foundation was established in 1986 as a permanent source of support for the state. They are a family of hundreds of funds and foundations created by Vermonters to serve their charitable goals. Their funds and programs provide more than $12 million a year in grants in Vermont and beyond. To see the list of a wide variety of available grants and their criteria, link here.
The Donley Foundation is a private grant-making foundation created in 1987 through the generosity of Edward and Inez Donley. Its mission is to promote self-sufficiency and achievement for disadvantaged children, individuals, and families through the support of education, literacy and other means. Deadlines for grant requests are March 15 and September 15. For more information, link here.
Clif Bar Family Foundation Small Grants are awarded for general organizational support as well as funding for specific projects. Small grants average approximately $7,000 each. Applications are reviewed three times a year; the deadlines are the 1st of February, June, and October. Priority is given to applicants "who address funding priorities from a holistic perspective* Protect Earth's beauty and bounty. Create a robust, healthy food system. Increase opportunities for outdoor activity. Reduce environmental health hazards. Build stronger communities
Many more grant resources can be found here at the SPARK Grant Finder site
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