2021 Community Giving Grants

The Minnesota Distance Running Association Foundation is excited to announce the 2021 Community Giving Grant application window is open from May 1 – June 12!

Funding Criteria:

Eligible organizations can include nonprofits, schools, small running businesses, and running related organizations.

The following criteria will be considered when reviewing proposals:

  • Support the running community
  • Promote Youth Participation
  • Provide Education and or Training through running
  • Encourage running in diverse and marginalized communities
  • Promote health or healing through running


While acknowledging that most applicants may not meet all five areas of interest, we encourage organizations/individuals to highlight how their project meets at least 2 of the above goals. The MDRA Foundation will be awarding multiple grants of $500 – $1,000 per recipient.

Timeline and submission information:

Applications are due June 12, 2021.

Notification of grant awards will be made by July 1, 2021.