Best Runners Education Grant Guidelines

Guideline for Public/Charity Schools Grants:

  1. Requester must have an association with Best Runners [BR Volunteer, BR Sponsor, BR Supporter (who participated in one or more BR events such as Run for Charity or BR Giving in India/USA or BR Boot Camp)]
  2. School request must be for Public schools or Charity schools (Kindergarten to 12th Grade)
  3. At-least 100 students in the school, exceptions will be reviewed
  4. Initial grant for each school is around $1000. exceptions will be reviewed
  5. All the mandatory fields in the BR Education Grants Form should be filled by the requester before the review can begin.
  6. School requests can be submitted any time, review must start within 15 days of receiving the complete application. Decision will be made within 30 days of receiving the complete application. The application should be complete for review otherwise there will be delay.
  7. Charity school or organization should not be directly or indirectly linked to any political parties or influencing religion.
  8. There should not be any known conflicts with Charity School.
  9. Charity School requesting funds should not have any controversial in the name of religion, caste and region.
  10. Charity School must be a govt registered trust or organization.
  11. Any continuing grant will be based on the annual report from the school. Continuing grant will be provided only if the BR grant has been utilized as per the BR Education committee guidelines.  
  12. The BR member who is requesting for the grants should volunteer to support BR in USA/INDIA.
  13. Annual Report should have the evidence for the following mandatory BR Education Continuing Grant Requirements:
    1. Motivate students to maintain cleanliness in the school 
    2. Run for Charity – Conduct a race to motivate local people to live healthy lifestyle
    3. Giving back to community,
      1. BR Being Green: Make your area Green!! Plant at least 1000 trees in a year – BR will sponsor the funds needed for this program – Each student may need to plant some trees and maintain them.
      2. BR Be The Change: Local Volunteering Program – Start doing community service to the  local needy. Giving events, Serving food or other events that are needed in the area – BR will provide funding as needed.

Guidelines for Education Committee:

  1. Once the request has been received by the Education Committee (EC), then the committee will do an initial review within couple of days from the application received date.
    1. Ensure that the request has been submitted with all the required information.
    2. Talk to all the requester to gather any additional information that is needed.
  2. If the request seems to be genuine then the EC will send an email notification to the entire BR member group about the request to welcome their inputs.
    1. This will help us find more volunteers in the local area
  3. EC will consider any inputs from the members within 7 days from the notification sent date.
  4. Send BR volunteers [if possible] to school and get additional information [photos & videos].
  5. EC will send a communication to the requester about the additional information that is needed [if any] to complete the review process withing 15 days from the application received date.
  6. Requester will have to submit all the additional details within 7 days from the notification sent date.
  7. EC will make a final decision on the grants within 30 days from the application received date.