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 were announced in August for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year. Click here to learn more about our 2019-2020 partners.

Move2Learn 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. If accepted, these applications will be funded within 30 days.

The application period is now closed. Watch this space for updates about future application periods.

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