2020 SPARTAN KIDS FOUNDATION FITNESS GRANT GUIDELINES

Spartan Kids Foundation (SKF), the charitable endeavor of Spartan Race, seeks to make healthy the new normal for the next generation and to offer extraordinary experiences to underserved youth. SKF’s Fitness Grant program looks to empower local schools and youth-serving organization to promote healthy and active lifestyles among young people.

AWARD

Grants of $1,000 each will be awarded to schools, parent-teacher organization (PTO) partners, and other nonprofit youth-serving organizations for use to promote healthy, active lifestyles among their students.

While we are unfortunately unable to fund all grant applications, as stated in the grant application, ALL applicants will receive a quantity of free tickets to a local Spartan Race. Prior to the coronavirus outbreak, ticketing would have been for the annual Spartan Race at Citi Field on April 4-5. That race has, of course, been cancelled. We hope to reschedule it for this fall, ideally in October. We will notify you when the race will be rescheduled and send along a special code that you can use for free tickets for your kids.

PLEASE NOTE APPLICATIONS FOR NYC ARE NOW CLOSED. DUE TO CURRENT CIRCUMSTANCES THE GRANT PROGRAM HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

ELIGIBILITY

Public district and charter schools and nonprofit youth-serving organizations that are located within 50 miles of the Spartan Stadium and serve elementary and middle school students are eligible to apply to support efforts at their school that promote healthy, active lifestyles. In addition, nonprofit PTO’s that are partnered with elementary and middle schools are also eligible to apply, however each school should submit only one application (either the school, or PTO).

REQUIREMENTS

To apply, eligible schools should submit the following information in one proposal by email to [email protected] before the deadline. Failure to provide all required information may result in your application not being reviewed.

  • Completed Fitness Grant Application
  • For PTO’s, a statement of support from their partner school

DEADLINE AND EVALUATION

Applications must be emailed to [email protected] no later than March 15, 2020. Late or incomplete applications may not be considered.

Applications will be evaluated based upon the following criteria: thoroughness of information provided; needs of school and community; innovative nature of proposed activities and their potential to address the targeted need; and level of proposed impact. As part of its selection process, SKF may request additional information from applicants.

Spartan Kids Foundation is a fiscally-sponsored project of The Giving Back Fund.