Capital City Marathon Endowment Fund Grant Opportunity

The Capital City Marathon Association (CCMA) is a nonprofit organization that has been providing a quality, local, all volunteer running event for 37 years. CCMA is committed to giving back to the community. To that end, in 2014 they established the Capital City Marathon Endowment Fund, which grows each year with proceeds from their event.

The Capital City Marathon Endowment Fund is a component fund of the Community Foundation of South Puget Sound. 

Program Goals

Funding is available for projects in the Thurston, Lewis and Mason County areas that will increase the understanding and practice of healthy living. We fund projects that focus on one or more of the following:

  • Personal health and fitness through the promotion of physical activity and exercise, such as running, nutrition, positive health habits and attitudes
  • Personal growth through accomplishment

Possible Project Activities

The following are examples of possible projects:

  • ‍Teach a sport
  • Expand participation opportunities in a sport
  • Prepare for a competition
  • Seed the creation of a new program at school, after school, or a community offering
  • Lead a group for the purposes of running in an event, including training, nutrition, fitness, and personal accomplishment

We are interested in applications that:

  • Clearly describe how the grant funds will be used
  • Demonstrates how more people will be served or programs expanded due to grant funding
  • Commit to documenting and submitting outcomes due to grant funding

Grant amounts and deadlines

  • Grant amounts will range from $1,500 to $5,000.
  • We expect to make up to three grant awards in 2018.
  • The spring grant application period is open now.
  • Spring applications must be received by 5:00 pm on Friday, June 28.  
  • Depending on the grants awarded this spring, there may be further opportunities in 2018 to submit an application.

Download the full Guidelines for the Capital City Marathon Endowment Fund Grant Opportunity.

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