The Spartan Kids Foundation Fitness Grant Program supports schools and youth organizations in promoting physical fitness with locally designed programs that fit each community’s unique culture and goals.
These grants are offered throughout the year. Schools with students K-12 and youth organizations are invited to apply for $1,000 grants to support their fitness efforts. Parent Teacher Organizations are also eligible to apply with a letter of support from their partner schools. Spartan Kids Foundation encourages and seeks partners with creative ideas designed to best engage local youth. Grants have been used for a wide range of programs such as equipment for a soccer field, juggling instruction, yoga mats, and playground supplies. Funds can also be used to hire coaches on-site.
A list of our current grant schedule can be found here. When a grant cycle is open, schools or their partner PTO as well as youth organizations can apply using our online grant application available here. Recognizing the heavy demands on the time of teachers and school administrators, the application is designed to be simple and easy to complete. Applicants are encouraged to show their creativity and understanding of their local school or organization’s needs with the proposal of innovative programs and approaches to promoting student wellness and physical fitness. While not all schools and organizations that apply are guaranteed funding, all eligible applicants will receive access to free registrations for an upcoming local race that they can disburse to their student community.