Move2Learn Grants

The Move2Learn Partner Grant Application is Now Open – Click HERE to Apply

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. We have two primary areas of focus:

  • Partner Grants with Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) teachers and schools up to $10,000
  • Teacher Mini-Grants that directly fund ACPS teachers’ requests for classroom movement-related materials or training up to $500

Our objective is to provide innovative programs that get kids moving to spark academic achievement. A panel of RunningBrooke committee members will consider grant requests.

Move2Learn Partner Grants – APPLY NOW

To make the greatest impact possible, we will consider programs provided by ACPS teachers and schools 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.

We encourage teachers and administrators to apply for initiatives spanning multiple classrooms, grades, or schools. Preference is given to programs that provide and support physical activity before academic learning. RunningBrooke will consider after-school or intersession programs.

In 2019, RunningBrooke awarded more than $69,000 in Partner Grants, collectively serving nearly 14,000 students. These grants have provided a 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. Click here to learn more about our 2019-2020 partners.

The RunningBrooke Move2Learn Partner Grant cycle follows the academic calendar year (Sept. 2020-Aug. 2021). Awards will be announced in August.

The application period is NOW OPEN.  Click HERE to apply.

Move2Learn Teacher Mini-Grants

With a short application and a quick turnaround time, Mini-Grants directly fund ACPS teachers’ requests of up to $500 for for creative and lasting movement-related materials. In 2019-2020, Move2Learn Mini-Grants were awarded to 31 individual teachers across 14 schools to fund movement materials like stability balls, flexible seating, wiggle cushions, stretch bands, heart rate monitors, and running shoes. If accepted, these applications will be funded within 30 days.

The Mini-Grant application is now closed and will be open again in the fall and spring of the 2020-2021 academic year. Check back here for updates!

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