Applications are now being accepted for the 2017 RunSignUp Community Grant. Nominations can be made via the form below. Requirements for consideration include:

  • All applicants must be a 501(c)3 Non-Profit 
  • All nominated organizations must have a running-related central mission. This mean that the organization directly supports the running community, not that it uses a running event (such as a 5K) to raise money for a non-running charity (such as cancer research). For examples of running-related organizations, see the 2016 winner below.
  • Nominations can be made by anyone - employees or volunteers within an organization, as well as general supporters of an organization. However, the application does require some in-depth knowledge of the organization and it's goals, and an application will be strengthened if it includes contact information for an organization representative in the event of any follow-up questions. 
  • An organization can be nominated by more than one person; however, this does not increase the chances of an award for that organization. All nominations will be evaluted equally.

Applications due by June 15, 2017 

The grant can be awarded in total($10,000) or divided among several finalists. The finalists will be selected by a panel of RunSignUp employees; final award will be determined by the RunSignUp Customer Advisory Board. Selections will be announced via the RunSignUp blog by July 21, 2017; winners will also be notified via email.

Ainsley's Angels of America ($1,000)

In addition to ensuring everyone can experience endurance events, Ainsley's Angels of America aims to build awareness about America's special needs community through inclusion in all aspects of life. Serving as advocates to providing education and participating as active members in local communities, we believe everyone deserves to be included.  

Back on My Feet ($1,000)

Back on My Feet seeks to revolutionize the way our society approaches homelessness. Our unique running-based model demonstrates that if you first restore confidence, strength and self-esteem, individuals are better equipped to tackle the road ahead and move toward jobs, homes and new lives. For all in need, we aim to provide: practical training and employment resources for achieving independence; an environment that promotes accountability; and a community that offers compassion and hope. For all with the capacity to serve—volunteers, donors, community and corporate partners—we seek to engage you in the profound experience of empowering individuals to achieve what once seemed impossible through the seemingly simple act of putting one foot in front of the other.

Students Run Philly Style ($2,000)

Students Run Philly Style transforms students’ lives through running and mentorship. We pair volunteer Running Leaders with teams of students to inspire them to push themselves further than they ever imagined.Their goal: the completion of a full or a half marathon.The courage and effort required, the unfailing support of a caring mentor and the thrill of its ultimate achievement results in a student who knows anything is possible.

Wings of America ($3,000)

The mission of Wings is to enhance the quality of life for American Indian youth. In partnership with Native communities, Wings uses running as a catalyst to empower American Indian and Alaskan Native youth to take pride in themselves and their cultural identity, leading to increased self esteem, health and wellness, leadership and hope, balance and harmony.

Healthy Kids Running Series ($3,000)

The Healthy Kids Running Series is a five week running program in the spring and fall for kids from Pre-K to 8th grade. Each Race Series takes place once a week and offers age appropriate running events including the 50 yard dash, the 75 yard dash, the 1/4 mile, the 1/2 mile and the one mile run. Kids compete each week of the Series for a chance to earn points and at the end of the Series the top boy and girl with the most points in their respective age division receive a trophy. It doesn’t matter how fast or slow you run because all participants receive a medal and gift bag for their achievements courtesy of our sponsors!