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America Walks and Partners Empower 27 Communities with Grants

America Walks is pleased to announce the latest grantees of the Community Change Micro Grant program.  This micro grant program provides funds that support grassroots efforts aimed at empowering communities to create more safe, accessible and enjoyable places to walk and be physically active.  Now in its third year, this program has supported everything from new art to improved way-finding, local events to school engagement projects.


americawalksmap.jpgThis year we received over 750 applications for projects that demonstrate the passion, creativity, and commitment of local walking champions. With support from partners, including Cooper’s Ferry Partnership via Get Healthy Camden, the Juliet Ashby Hillman Foundation, the National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD), Partners for Health Foundation, and WalkBoston, 27 projects will be supported in 2018. Projects will receive funds as well as support and other resources from America Walks and other members of the Every Body Walk! Collaborative.

“We are excited to engage with these communities throughout 2018 and find ways to use their inspiring stories to encourage other walking champions,” said Executive Director Kate Kraft. “As we celebrate our 20th anniversary as an organization, we know all too well that our success in creating safe, accessible, and enjoyable places to walk and be active stems directly from the strength and success of the thousands of community change agents who we work with around the US.”

Meet the newest class of Community Change Grantees in their own words here:

About America Walks: America Walks is a 20-year-old national non-profit organization dedicated to empowering communities and advocates to create safe, accessible, and enjoyable places to walk and be physically active for all. The organization provides its diverse network of over 30,000 advocates and hundreds of local, state, and national organizations, with the tools, resources, and experts needed to build capacity, gain experiences, and successfully promote walking and walkability. Learn more at

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