The Heart of the Valley (HOTV) Runners Grant Program is one of the ways HOTV supports and encourages running as a way to improve the health and well-being of our community. These small grants enable schools and other non-profit organizations to build their running programs and purchase much needed equipment and other items. The grants will be offered twice a year: once in the winter (Dec/Jan) and once in the summer (June/July).
Who is eligible?
Non-profit community organizations, including elementary and secondary schools, in Corvallis and surrounding areas in the valley that promote running/walking as healthy activities are eligible to apply.
What is the award?
The grant may fund program materials including uniforms and equipment purchases, as well as marketing materials to inform the community about the program. Applicants are encouraged to contact the HOTV Board early in the application process if unsure whether an item is eligible for funding.
The grant will be offered twice a year and will coincide with the start of track and cross country seasons. The total amount available for each grant cycle will be determined by the Board. There will be no upper limit on an individual request, as long as it does not exceed the total amount available. However, the Board’s preference is to give out several smaller awards rather than a single large award.
The Board reserves the right to withhold the awards in any given grant period if the funds are not available or none of the submitted applications qualify in the opinion of the Board.
Examples of past requests HOTV has funded
8-lane timer used by Linus Pauling Middle School, HOTV All-comers Meet, and Boys and Girls Club Track and Field ($500)
Bark chips and ribbons for Adams in Motion and Hoover elementary school running programs ($500 to each school)
Canopies for Corvallis High School and Philomath Middle School cross-country programs ($750 to each school)
High jump standards for Corvallis High School ($750)
Ribbons for Corvallis Elementary School All-comers meet ($300)
Reflective vests for Linus Pauling Middle School off-season running program ($200)
September 1, 2021 grant announcement
Due to reduced income in 2020 we do not have as much funding available as we did in 2019 when the grant funding program was initiated, but supporting community programs is a high priority for the club and we feel we have enough for 1-2 smaller awards.
Grant funds were generated from the January 2021 Resolution Run donations as well as club membership dues and race fees.
As previously, the grants will be awarded to schools and other non-profit organizations in the Corvallis area that promote running and walking as part of a healthy lifestyle.
We will be accepting grant applications with a deadline of September 1st.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about the program with “HOTV Grant Program” in the subject line.
Deadline Regardless of application method, applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. on the grant deadline to be eligible for that grant cycle. The Board reserves the right to reject late or incomplete applications.
Notification Applicants will be notified of the results within 8 weeks after each deadline.