Capital City Marathon Endowment Fund


The Capital City Marathon Association (CCMA) is a nonprofit organization that has been providing a quality, local, all-volunteer running event since 1980. CCMA is committed to giving back to the community. To that end, they established the Capital City Marathon Endowment Fund, a component fund of the Community Foundation of South Puget Sound, in 2014. Every year the fund grows each year with proceeds from the marathon.

Important Dates for 2024

  • February 9: Applications Open
  • March 11: Applications Close at 11:59 pm
  • Early May: Award Decision Will Go Out To All Applicants

Funding Priorities & Goals

Funding is available for projects in Lewis, Mason, and Thurston counties that will increase the understanding and practice of healthy living. To accomplish this goal, the grant supports 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, group or individual sports, swimming, hiking, dancing, etc.
  • Nutrition, which can include nutrition education or other positive health habits and attitudes
  • Personal growth through accomplishment, such as preparing for a competition
  • Accessibility through the expansion of participation opportunities in a sport or healthy living activities

Additional Note

  • Grantees will be asked to share a photo with permission for use on CCMA's and the Community Foundation's website and social media.
  • Grantees will be invited to table at Capital City Marathon's exposition event, the Run Fair. CCMA offers this optional opportunity to further support, raise awareness, and promote grantees and their community work.


Nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable organizations, booster clubs, public schools and/or school districts, local municipal governments, and tribal organizations are eligible to be considered for this grant. If your organization does not fall under an eligible category, you must secure a fiscal sponsorship prior to submitting your application.

Click here to download a PDF of this grant opportunity overview, which includes expanded eligibility information.

Let's Connect!

For questions related to this grant opportunity or the application process, please contact Tami Mason Lathrop (she/her), Program Officer, at or by phone at 564.999.4835.

Capital City Marathon Endowment Fund

Capital City Marathon Endowment Fund


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