Community Funding

Providing small grants to schools and community groups to support running

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The Fort Collins Running Club (FCRC) invests funds, generated by club dues and race proceeds, back into the community through the School and Community Fund. The Fund has supported dozens of local running organizations, all-abilities running groups, track teams, and school running clubs.

The FCRC will consider funding requests from applicants who meet all of the following criteria:

    1. The requested funds will be used for expenses directly related to running programs.
    2. The requesting applicant (individual/organization/school) is based and operates within the Fort Collins community.
    3. The applicant has not received funding from the FCRC in the past 12 months. Applicants may only request once in a 12 month period.
  1. Requested funds normally range around $500.


Individuals, organizations and schools who would like to request funding and meet all of the criteria above can fill out this application

Past beneficiaries

Since 2019, the following school programs have benefitted from an FCRC grant:


  • Laurel Elementary (Run Club)

  • McGraw Elementary (Run Club)

  • Axis International (Run Club)

  • Teaching Tree Pre-School (Run Club)

  • Beattie Elementary (Run Club)

  • Liberty Common Elementary (Run Club)

  • Irish Elementary (Girls on the Run)

  • St. Joseph’s (Fun Run)

  • Webber Middle School (XC program expenses for state meet)

  • Kinnard Middle School (Hurdle cart)

  • Werner Middle School (Heart rate monitors)

  • Blevins Middle School (Hurdle & PT equipment) 

  • Rocky Mountain High School XC (XC running camp scholarships)

  • Fossil Ridge High School XC (SW regional travel expenses)

  • Poudre High School Track (Track equipment expenses)

  • Liberty Common High School (SW regional travel expenses)


Community programs supported in recent years:   


  • Strength Through Connection

  • Healthy Kids Running Series (low income race entries)

  • Colorado Association of Recreational Athletics (City XC Program)

  • Turning Point

  • Northern Fort Collins Latino Running Club

  • Partners Mentoring Youth

  • Athletes in Tandem

  • Matthews House

  • Air Foundation / Harvest Farms Run Club

  • Northern Colorado Running Foundation



Join & become a member today!