The application period for the 2019 Community Grant is now closed. Notifications will by made by July 19.

Applications are now being accepted for the 2019 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 & 2017 winners 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 evaluated equally.
  • Previous winners can re-apply; however, organizations are not eligible in consecutive years - 2018 Community Grant winners (listed below) are not eligible in 2019 (2017 winners can re-apply).

Applications due by June 17, 2019

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 19, 2019; winners will also be notified via email.

2018 RunSignUp Community Grant Awardees

Band of Runners ($4,000)

Band of Runners' Mission is ​to empower veterans and their surviving family members by sharing the community of trail running and the physical and psychological benefits running in nature provides.  

Reason to Run ($2,000)

Reason to Run is a non-profit organization that exists to create a culture of hope, connection, and community. This is accomplished through a multifaceted training program designed to encourage and support both new and experienced runners. This program has been implemented at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility (CCCF) in Wilsonville, Oregon.  

Running for Those Who Can't ($2,000)

The mission of Running for Those Who Can't is to assist individuals with disabilities participate in the sports of running, and paratriathlon. This is accomplished by providing adaptive equipment, training opportunities, training camps, race support, guides/handlers and a paratriathlon club. 

Runnin' For Rhett ($1,000)

Runnin’ for Rhett is a non-profit organization that was founded on December 7th, 2007 by a grass roots group of family and friends that love Rhett Seevers. Our mission is to inspire people to Move into Life. We do this through our vision of nurturing healthy communities through fitness and nutrition.

Catapult ($1,000)

Team CATAPULT is a 501(c)(3) non-profit entity that aims to CATAPULT physically challenged individuals over adversity and into the world of endurance sports.  

2016 RunSignup Community Grant Awardees