Case Studies

Community Change Agents in Action: A Look at Our 2016 Micro Grant Recipients

We at America Walks believe vehemently that even incremental interventions can add up to powerful change in our communities. It’s why, in partnership with the Every Body Walk! Collaborative, we launched our Micro Grant program in 2015, in the wake of the U.S. Surgeon General’s Call to Action to get Americans walking more. Efforts funded through this initiative help to expand the prevalence of walking, add to the diversity of organizations working to improve walkability, and help to make walking safer, easier and more fun for all. We are proud to report that the recipients of our second round of Micro Grant funding are showing how transformational seemingly small steps can be. Maps, murals, simple signage, and walking groups, among other endeavors, accomplished for relatively little cost, are adding up to big results for the 22 organizations that received funding in 2016. (Read the full list of recipients here.) It is our hope that they help to inspire further change in their communities and beyond.

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