2017 Community Change Micro Grants Open
America Walks is excited to extend another round of community change micro grants to individuals and communities interested in improving the public sphere for walking or otherwise helping to make walking more commonplace. This program awards up to $1,500 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.
Now in its third year, these grants to-date 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. Read reports on the 2015 Grant Awardees and 2016 Grant Awardees to get inspired.
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. It is our hope that in addition to their project-specific benefits, these 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.
This program is possible with support from partners of the Every Body Walk! Collaborative and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Applications are due by November 10th at 5pm Eastern. Please contact Heidi Simon with any questions.