Our Grant Process

The RunningBrooke Move2Learn Program provides grant funding for schools, teachers and nonprofits, in addition to other Move2Learn Initiatives, including Classroom Toolkits, Teacher Professional Development Trainings, and Professional Move2Learn Summits. Together, we can spark happier, healthier, learning-ready students!

We are keenly interested in increasing physical activity in the classroom and during the school day to increase focus, attitude, confidence and happiness of students with outcomes supporting the mastery of school subjects.

RunningBrooke Move2Learn Grants follow the academic calendar year. We have three primary areas of focus:

  • Alexandria City Title I Schools
  • Nonprofit Partners working with Alexandria students and within its schools

These program applications are accepted from March – June with awards announced in early August for the upcoming 2019/2020 school year.

If accepted, these applications will funded within 30 days! Look to apply for Move2Learn Teacher Mini-Grants in these months: January – February, and October – November.

Please read all the import information below before applying for a RunningBrooke Move2Learn Grant or Teacher Mini-Grant. If you have any questions during the process, please email us at Grants.

Our objective is to provide innovative programs that get kids moving to spark academic achievement. We encourage school and program directors to apply for initiatives spanning multiple classrooms, grades or schools.

Preference will be given to programs that provide and support physical activity before academic learning. RunningBrooke will consider after-school or intersession programs. A panel of RunningBrooke committee members will consider Grant requests.

Applicants receiving funding over $3,000 will be expected to articulate measurable outcomes on these focus areas:

  • Focused and Learning-Ready Students
  • Happiness / Emotional IQ of Students and Classrooms
  • Mastery of School Subject

Expectations of School and Non-Profit Partners receiving funding over $3,000:

  • Schedule site visits for RunningBrooke representatives to see your program in action and meet the kids
  • Report progress and outcomes
  • Provide photos and anecdotes
  • Acknowledge RunningBrooke and its Move2Learn Grant in your communication platforms
  • Use the grant exclusively for the purpose stated in the proposal

Expectations of Teacher Mini-Grant Partners:

  • Define your expected outcomes, how you will measure them, and share this data with RunningBrooke
  • Use the grant exclusively for the purpose stated in the proposal
  • Provide an update using pictures of your students utilizing funded materials

Visit our Current Grants and Past Grants pages to see previous awards.