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.
Follow the easy steps below to apply for a grant!
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.
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
Completed grants and questions regarding your proposal can be submitted via mail to:Run for Learning Board of Directors
Grant applications are due September 1, 2016