The 4th Annual Community Giving grant cycle opens June 22, 2020.

The MDRA Foundation Community Giving Grant is awarded each year to help Minnesota organizations promote youth participation; provide training and education to runners; and to support the running community.  

During this uncertain, unsettled time, the MDRA Foundation is looking to support entities that: have a need based on recent health crises related to Covid-19 and/or societal unrest following the killing of George Floyd; or encourage running in diverse or marginalized communities, or foster health, healing and coming together through running.

The MDRA Foundation will be awarding multiple grants in 2020 in amounts between $500 – $1,000.  

2020 Timeline and Submission Information

  • Grant opens for applications June 22, 2020
  • Applications are due August 1, 2020.  
  • Notification of grant awards will be made by August 21, 2020. 
  • Submit your grant proposal online.

 

Funding Criteria

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

The following criteria will be considered when reviewing proposals:

  • Demonstrates a need based on impact from damage related to recent unrest or impact from the pandemic.
  • Running group/organization that meets our strategic goal to encourage running for marginalized or diverse populations.
  • A fledgling group that furthers our mission, and needs a “kick start”.
  • Fosters health, healing, and coming together through running.

 

Click here to apply

 

For all questions please email hello@runmdra.org.

Read about past recipients of the Community Giving Grant!

2019 Grant Awardee
2018 Grant Awardee
2017 Grant Awardee

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