MDRA is pleased to announce the launch of the Community Giving grant cycle, open now through April 30, 2017. The Community Giving grant program accepts proposals focused on promoting participation and safety in running. There is currently one grant available in the amount of up to $500 which will be given to the organization which demonstrates the highest need. The organization chosen to receive the grant will be notified by May 15, 2017 via email.
For all questions please email mdragrant@gmail.com.

MDRA Grant Application


The 2017 MDRA Community Giving Grant

is awarded to:

Washington Technology Magnet­­

MDRA is pleased to announce the first recipient of the Community Giving Grant. The Washington Technology Magnet­­ Track & Field and Cross Country team will receive $500 to be used for team gear, providing a quality experience and building a community of runners. Their vision is in line with one of our stated goals: to promote participation in running. We are very happy to be part of supporting their effort.
The grant will help them to bridge the time gap between cross country and track and field seasons. Over the winter months their athletes are unable to run when the winter weather arrives because they lack the basic exercise gear most students in the state have access to. They plan to use the grant to purchase a combination of team issued jackets, hats, gloves and pants so that their athletes can train together on their own over the winter months.
Washington Technology Magnet (WTM) is a public school in the St. Paul Public School District. It is located in the North End neighborhood of St. Paul and the vast majority of students come from Frogtown, the North End and the East Side, three of the poorest neighborhoods in St. Paul with some of least accessible roads for running and lack of safe trails. Over 90 percent of students are on free and reduced lunch and almost every athlete on their cross country and track and field team is a first generation runner.

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