Move2Learn Grants

The objective of RunningBrooke’s grants program is to provide innovative programs that get kids moving to spark academic achievement. Grants are awarded to those programs that have a compelling plan to add exercise or movement to their educational programs, engaging Alexandria’s kids and their families. We have three primary areas of focus:

  • Alexandria City Schools
  • Nonprofit Partners working with Alexandria students and within its schools
  • Teacher Mini-Grants that directly fund teachers’ requests for movement-related materials or training up to $500

Since its inception, RunningBrooke has awarded nearly $900,000 in grants to community partners. In 2019, RunningBrooke awarded more than $69,000 in grants to teachers, schools, and community partners, collectively serving nearly 14,000 students. These grants have provided an before-school movement program at Ferdinand T. Day Elementary, sensory/educational hallways at John Adams Elementary, an after-school walk program at TC Williams High School, and flexible and active learning seating across numerous grade levels and schools, to name a few.

Move2Learn Partner Grants

To make the greatest impact possible, we will consider programs provided by Alexandria-based teachers, schools, and nonprofits that meet the following criteria:
  • Use exercise and/or movement before, during, or after school to activate children’s brains to improve academic performance.
  • Have outcomes consistent with our focus areas: Kinesthetic Learning, Focus and On-Task Behaviors, and Classroom Community and Well-Being.

The RunningBrooke Move2Learn Partner Grant cycle follows the academic calendar year (Sept. 2019-Aug. 2020). The application period is now closed.  Awards will be announced by the end of August for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year.

Move2Learn Teacher Mini-Grants

With a short application and a quick turnaround time, Mini-Grants directly fund teachers’ classroom requests of up to $500 for movement-related materials to get their students active. Move2Learn Mini-Grants have been awarded to 30 individual teachers to fund movement materials like stability balls, wiggle cushions, fast-paced cup stacking games, standing desks, and tap and running shoes. The Move2Learn Mini-Grant applications will be posted again during the 2019-2020 academic year. If accepted, these applications will be funded within 30 days. Watch this space for more details and a link to the application!

Please contact us at grants@runningbrooke.org with any questions.