Community Grant


Charitable Purpose and Objective:

The Iroquois Hill Runners have established a community grant program open to local High School, Middle School, and Elementary School Cross Country and Track & Field Teams. These programs promote physical activity and healthy lifestyles for young people, making a meaningful difference in the lives of the next generation. Iroquois Hill Runners was founded in August 1979 by an avid group of South Louisville Runners. Since that time, the group has evolved to be a group of runners, walkers, and friends. We are dedicated to hosting fun, affordable events for the running community.

Grant Application Criteria:

Grants will be awarded to Elementary, Middle or High Schools located in Jefferson County. The grant application period will be open January 1st to December 31st or as long as funds are available. The application deadline is subject to change.

The grants will be paid directly to the school or club.

Grant Requestors must meet the following criteria:

  • Eligible teams must be located in Jefferson County.
  • Teams must have a well-defined use for the funds that supports and encourages athlete participation.
  • Funds must be used for approved Cross Country & Track related expenses as follows:
    • Race Entry Fees
    • Uniforms
    • T-Shirts
    • Equipment & Supplies such as tents/tarps, timing devices. coaches supplies
    • Permit or usage fees to use a local park, running track, or other facilities
    • Hydration supplies, including water bottles, cups, or coolers
    • Snacks and meals for program participants
    • Incentives and awards, ribbons, shirts, water bottles, backpack tags, patches, etc.
    • Athletic footwear i.e. shoes, spikes
  • Iroquois Hill Runners Grants will not cover:
    • Salaries or travel costs for paid staff
    • Social events for staff or volunteers
  • Grant applications will be evaluated as they are received until the annual club grant allocation has been distributed.
  • Coaches will be required to attend a Board Meeting to make a formal presentation once their application has been selected for consideration.
  • As a club, Iroquois Hill Runners will not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, religion, ethnic origin or economic status.

Selection Process:

  • Grants are awarded on an annual basis through an application and selection process overseen by IHR Board Members.
  • The decision of the Board on whether to award a grant is final.
  • The Board is not obligated to provide an explanation to applicants in the event that their application is not successful.
  • All applicants will be notified of their application status within 30 days of the submission date. If selected for further consideration, the applicant will be asked to come to the next Board Meeting.
  • Payment will be made within 90 days once the grant has been awarded.
  • The Board may at any time in its sole discretion change the rules set forth above.