Active Play Matching Grant

Legacy Regional Community Foundation is pleased to announce an initiative to address children's health, which will use a Request for Proposal (RFP) process to provide funding to public elementary schools in Cowley County. The purpose of this initiative is to enhance built environment and/or equipment purchase that provide and promote schoolchildren to be more physically active in order to address the rising rate of obesity in our area. The vision is to provide a space for public elementary schoolchildren in Cowley County to enjoy vigorous exercise through organized games and unstructured play before, during and after the school day. This grant is a 1:1 matching opportunity up to $2,000. One grant will be available to each of the thirteen (13) public elementary schools in Cowley County.

The Foundation is committed to creating a stronger future for our area by building endowments, providing informed leadership and connecting donors to the critical needs of the region. This commitment includes the health of our children. Cowley County is currently ranked the 95th healthiest county in Kansas. Additionally, access to exercise in Cowley County is rated 54% versus the state average of 78%.

Read the Request for Proposals 2018 document found on the Legacy Foundation website located below for details regarding the grant and application process.

Applications accepted between June 22, 2018 and March 15, 2019.

Questions related to the application process, should be directed to Yazmin Wood, Executive Director, at 620-221-7224 or

Grant Application - 2018 Active Play Matching Grant.pdf
Playground Projects That Won t Break the Bank Article.pdf