America Walks: Community Change Micro Grants
Community Change Micro Grants seek to improve the public sphere for walking or otherwise helping to make walking more commonplace. The program awards micro grants to fund or help to catalyze smaller-scale, low-cost projects and programs that increase the prevalence of walking, expand the diversity of people and organizations working to advance walkability, and help to make walking safer, easier, and more fun for all community members.
In the past, grants have provided catalytic assistance with innovative projects across the country, from maps that help encourage residents to explore their neighborhoods on foot to murals that help to enliven the pedestrian realm to targeted advertising that has helped to get the word out about existing walking programs. What all of these projects have in common, in addition to their goals of promoting walking and walkable communities, is that they demonstrate the value of even incremental interventions. America Walks also hopes that the awarded initiatives will help to inspire and empower people working locally by showing them the value and power of getting involved to affect positive change that benefit all community members.
Amount: Grants of up to $1,500 will be awarded.
Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations; organizations working with a nonprofit organization; public offices or institutions; and schools or other education facilities.
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