MDRA Foundation

The Minnesota Distance Running Association (MDRA) Foundation is a 501c3 that was established in 2017.  As Run Minnesota’s philanthropic arm, its mission is to promote youth participation, provide training and education to runners, and to support the running community.  

Our hope is to give more people the opportunity to try running. We provide Annual Community Giving Grants to support running programs for kids and adults in Minnesota. 

Run Minnesota volunteers its management and operational support so that the MDRA Foundation can focus on funding grants and not overhead. 

Please give to the MDRA Foundation and help support the sport we all love.

Did you know?
Many companies match donations made by their employees to our organization? Please check with your Human Resources Department to see if your company offers a matching gift program.

There is a special IRS rule this year that allows you to deduct up to $300 for individual filers and up to $600 for joint filers in charitable donations on your taxes, even if you don’t itemize.