Funding Requests

Our general approach and goal when assessing funding requests is to maximize the effect of the funds that are being distributed. In the spirit of Legs for Literacy’s history and stated purpose, our efforts are focused on school-aged children, with a balance between both English and French programs/benefits. A long-term approach, emphasizing quality over quantity is also important.

The information required to assess funding requests includes the following:

1. Budget (total amount requested; allocation of funds; availability of alternative sources of funding; capital investment versus operational funds).
2. Program Details (goals to be achieved and benchmarks to measure performance; ratio of service providers (educators) or materials to students; history of program, i.e., number of years and outcomes; outside comments or reviews on the program if available; past funding from LFL)
3. Coverage (geographic; number of beneficiaries; language; age of students)
4. Affiliation with a School District (if any)
5. Reporting (if Legs for Literacy funds have been received in the past, a summary report of spending and performance outcomes must be included with the new application

Applications and any questions should be sent electronically to the Race Director ( by November 30th.

The Committee will notify applicants of our decision and distribute funds by March of the following year.