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America Walks Announces Community Change Grantees

Nineteen communities will join the ranks of America Walks Community Change grantees. Learn more about the inspiring work being tackled in 2020.


America Walks is pleased to announce the recipients of its Community Change Grant program. The organization selected 19 communities from over 400 applications that will receive funding and work with the organization throughout 2020.

The program, now in its fifth year and supported by organizations such as the Centers for Disease Control, Lyft, the National Center on Health, Physical Activity, and Disability (NCHPAD), Oregon Walks, and WalkBoston, provides funds that support grassroots efforts aimed at creating safe, accessible and enjoyable places to be active.

“At a time when pedestrian fatalities are at an all-time high and communities continue to try and find ways to be healthy, these grants provide support to those doing the hard, inspiring work at the local level,” said Executive Director Kate Kraft. “We are excited to work with these communities and use their efforts and stories to encourage other walking champions.”

You can meet this year’s grantees in their own words here.