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Health and Fitness Challenge Grant Program

Grants and In-Kind Awards to New Orleans Area, Louisiana
Nonprofits and Schools for Participation in a 5K Race

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Crescent City Fitness Foundation

Deadline Date:

10/01/18

Description:

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Grants of $3,000, $1,500, and $750 and in-kind awards to New Orleans area, Louisiana schools and nonprofit organizations to encourage participation in a local 5K race. This program offers discounted registration costs for the 5K race, as well as cash grants to the schools and organizations that have the highest participation rates in the program.

The Crescent City Fitness Foundation sponsors events aimed at enhancing the exposure of youth and adults to the healthful aspects of a regular exercise program, including running and walking. The Fall Classic 5k will provide a focal point to encourage training and participation, as well as spirited interaction among alumni, family, and friends of the schools and organizations participating.

The Foundation will provide the following to all schools and nonprofit organizations participating in the Grant Program:
- A discounted entry fee ($20 per participant) to the Allstate Sugar Bowl Crescent City Fall Classic 5k race
- An opportunity to be recognized for their commitment to the fitness of their students, alumni, staff, families and community
- A Collector's Edition Commemorative Print (signed and numbered; $80 value) from the current year's CCC10k race to each group that registers a minimum of 50 participants to be used at other fundraisers, auctions, or as gifts for the program coordinators
- Each group that registers a minimum of 50 participants will also be eligible for the below cash grants.

The schools and nonprofit organizations that meet the minimum requirements and register the largest number of participants will receive:
- A cash grant of $3,000, dedicated to the school's or organization's youth athletic program
- A Spirit Trophy to recognize the largest number of participants
- Their school's logo or name will be imprinted on the race t-shirt of the following year's Allstate Sugar Bowl Crescent City Fall Classic 5k (as the participation team leader).

The School or organization that meets the minimum requirements and registers the 2nd largest number of participants will receive a cash grant of $1,500, dedicated to their athletic programs.

The School or organization that meets the minimum requirements and registers the 3rd largest number of participants will receive a cash grant of $750, dedicated to their athletic program.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 175314

Estimated Size of Grant:

The school or organization that meets the minimum requirements and registers the largest number of participants will receive a cash grant of $3,000, dedicated to their athletic programs.

The school or organization that meets the minimum requirements and registers the second largest number of participants will receive a cash grant of $1,500, dedicated to their athletic programs.

The school or organization that meets the minimum requirements and registers the third largest number of participants will receive a cash grant of $750, dedicated to their athletic programs.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Any local New Orleans area elementary, middle or high school can apply for the Grant Program's school division.

Any local 501(c)3 nonprofit organization or association can apply for the Grant Program's organization division.

All grant program participants MUST be either a school or a nonprofit organization that focuses on youth development.

Grant program participants must have 50 runners to be eligible for any and all prizes.

Pre-Application Information:

To be eligible for the Health and Fitness Challenge Grant and other prizes, the application must be submitted by Friday, October 1st.

All participants must register online by Friday, October 26th to be eligible for the $20 rate and count towards the school or organization's total number of participants.

All applicants must pick up and distribute ALL bib numbers for their organization the week before the Fall Classic. All grant program participants must pick up their bib numbers directly from the school or organization before the race. No race day pick-up will be available.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit the completed application form to terry.stuart@ccc10k.com.

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Louisiana: New Orleans area