The Baltimore Ravens All Community Team Foundation (RACTF) is committed to improving, encouraging and enabling the healthy development of youth in the Baltimore area, as well as other parts of the state of Maryland. For the fifth consecutive year, the RACTF is continuing the Ravens Plan in Motion project, which provides grants of up to $5,000 to qualifying nonprofit organizations that create and/or continue programs or projects promoting physical fitness and nutrition education.
The grant program continues the RACTF's commitment to increasing physical activity among area youth and seeks to encourage healthy youth activities. The RACTF will consider funding requests that meet the criteria listed below:
- Organizations that submit requests must be a 501 (c) 3 organization.
- Programs or projects must be directed at youth (5-18)and must promote physical fitness and/or nutrition education.
- Nonprofits must illustrate a programming component with measurable goals in order to be considered. Through the Ravens Plan in Motion project, the RACTF will not consider funding for the construction of buildings/fields/etc.
- Programs or projects must take place in Maryland.
The following are examples of grants made through the Ravens Plan in Motion project from 2007-2010: Police Athletic League mountain biking program, which promotes physical activity and leadership skills; Scholarship classes through Camp Soveya, a three-week camp for girls that strives to promote healthy lifestyles; Funding the Patterson Area Elementary Soccer League for three Baltimore schools, which includes instruction and competition; and Expanding the physical education and health curriculum at The Seed School of Maryland, which includes the development of an intramural program. Creative ideas, including enhancements to existing programs, are encouraged.
Through the Ravens Plan in Motiongrants, more than $350,000 has been disbursed to area nonprofits over the last four years, funding 80 programs and impacting more than 7,000 Baltimore-area youth.
Ravens Plan in Motiongrant applications are being accepted from April 1 – May 31 and are available at www.BaltimoreRavens.com/PlanInMotion.