Announcing the Caring for Kids Grant Challenge!


The RunningBrooke Fund of ACT for Alexandria and ACTion Alexandria are joining forces to launch the Caring for Kids Grant Challenge. We will be awarding $20,000 in grants to programs that help Alexandria’s at-risk kids with learning, health and well-being, and preparing for a better future.

Does your Alexandria nonprofit have a great program that could use some extra funding? Apply now! 

July 1, 2013 is the last day to submit your application!

Grants Criteria

A panel of judges will select grantees based on the following criteria: 

  • Focuses on needs of at-risk kids from birth to 18 in the areas of health, well-being, education, after-school programs, early child care, or related area. 
  • Helps fund a new or existing program at a 501(c)3 organization that provides services to at-risk children in Alexandria.

Three grants will be awarded by a panel of judges based upon the above criteria in the following amounts:

  • $10,000 grant
  • $7,500 grant
  • $2,500 grant


To Apply 

Applicants must complete an application and submit an Idea by JULY 1ST AT 5 PM in order to be considered for a grant award.

First: Complete the grant application form: Apply Now!

Second: Add your grant Idea to our Ideas Challenge page: Share Your Idea!

Although votes will not be counted by the grants panel, anyone may show their support for their favorite grant application through votes or comments. 

*Grant applications must be submitted by representative of the nonprofit organization that will use the grant.

Important Dates

July 1, 2013: Last day to submit your grant application by 5 pm. 

July 1-30:  Applications are reviewed by Grant Panel.

August 1: Grant awards will be announced. 


Contact Aisha O'Brien at 


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