Grants

Run For Learning 5K Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run is now offering grants from proceeds of our events which are open to all early-education centers in Grayslake and the surrounding areas.

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Event Proceeds

Since our first race in 2014, the focus of the Run For Learning 5K has expanded to become a race that raises funds for licensed, early-education centers (providing preschool and/or kindergarten programs). Proceeds from this annual event will go to teachers at licensed early-education centers in Grayslake, IL and the surrounding area communities through a grant process. Funding awards will be evaluated on a competitive basis considering need and benefits to youth development. Awardees will be notified by the Run For Learning Board of Directors thirty (30) days post race and awards will be handed out at an award ceremony in late October.


How to apply for a grant

Follow the easy steps below to apply for a grant!

  • Download and fill out a grant form.
  • Either
    • Send to:
      Run for Learning Board of Directors
      Run For Learning Grant
      P.O. Box 7491
      Grayslake, IL 60041
    • Scan and email to:
      runforlearning@gmail.com
  • Grant Applications are due September 1st, 2017.

Note:

To be eligible to receive grant funding your class must be at a privately held licensed early education center that does not regularly receive governmental funding serving preschool and kindergarten aged children (ages 3 – 6) and be located within Grayslake, IL or one of the surrounding communities.

Award preference is given to grants requesting specific program funding.

General operating requests, such as staff salary, tuition assistance and operating expenses, will not be considered.


Frequently Asked Questions

All early childhood centers that border Grayslake are eligible for grant submission. These communities include:

Grayslake, Hainesville, Round Lake,
Round Lake Beach, Mundelein, Liberyville,
Third Lake, Wildwood, Round Lake Park,
Gages Lake, Venetian Village

Anything that is used in the classroom by the students or used to enrich the educational experience of a child, such as funding for supplies or field trips, would be eligible. Funding for salaries, administrative costs, tuition scholarships, facility repairs, and/or infrastructure improvements are not eligible.

Completed grants and questions regarding your proposal can be submitted via mail to:

Run for Learning Board of Directors
Run For Learning Grant
P.O. Box 7491
Grayslake, IL 60041
or email to:
runforlearning@gmail.com

Grant applications are due September 1, 2016

To be eligible to receive grant funding your class must be at a privately held licensed early education center that does not regularly receive governmental funding serving preschool and kindergarten aged children (ages 3 – 6) and be located within Grayslake, IL or one of the surrounding communities.
Yes, each teacher in an eligible early educational center may apply for a grant.

Previous Beneficiaries

Grayslake Coop Nursery School

Your bright, friendly, family-focused preschool since 1976

Gloryland Preschool
 

A Ministry of Lord of Glory Lutheran Church

Westlake Christian Academy

Every student a disciple of Christ

Peppermint Stick Children's Center

Peppermint Stick continues to provide high quality education and care for young children

4-Kids ChildCare Learning Center

4-Kids children grow and develop physically, emotionally, intellectually and socially in a warm, supportive environment.

CrossWays Preschool

Our goal is to provide a positive preschool experience to enable young children to become capable, confident learners in preparation for kindergarten.

Tiny Treasures Preschool

Emphasizing an individual approach to every child and fostering all areas of their development.