Program Overview

In 2021, We awarded $30,000 to girls and programs to support direct access to track and field in local communities. Track and Field is the highest participatory sport for middle and high school girls in the United States. Through our track and field grant programs, our goal is to increase participation in track and field among girls to support access to movement, sport, and higher education. 

“Participation in track and field can enable long-term mental, physical, and social wellbeing for girls. Our hope is that through our grant program, girls utilize the effectiveness of their track and field experiences to positively influence their everyday choices, and will move on to become a positive influence for the next generation of girls.”

– Jennifer Forrester, VP-Board of Directors


Our Grassroots Youth Grant was created to support girls ages 5-18 who have demonstrated a commitment to athletic development and expressed a financial need as they continue to train and be active. This grant helps to provide access to track and field at the local level through run clubs and track clubs. This grant can be applied to club membership fees, uniform costs, and any related travel costs incurred while participating with the approved sports team for that approved season. The grant funds will be paid directly to the grant recipient’s club team to be applied towards the recipient’s club fees, uniform/running shoes, and any related travel costs.

TrackGirlz and SKLZ have partnered to support girls getting access to training equipment so they are able to train, no matter where they are. TrackGirlz will provide equipment kits to sixteen (16) individuals to ensure girls have access to the tools needed to excel in sport. A coach may also apply for this grant, representing a track/run club and are able to display the financial need for girls in their program(s). Included in the speed and conditioning equipment kits are six (6) mini hurdles, cones, one (1) super sandbag, and one (1) speedsac.


The AAUTF organization and TrackGirlz have teamed up to create the AAU Travel Grant. 

This grant is designed to serve girls who have qualify for and are going to compete at the AAU Outdoor Jr. Olympic Games. Applicants must be a member of the AAU to apply. Grant recipients must use the grant money for travel, registration, and fees associated with the AAU Jr. Olympic Games.


Our TrackGirlz Workshopz & Events Grant is awarded to cover registration fees for middle and high school girls to attend TrackGirlz workshopz and events at no cost to them. Events can include: 

  • Empowerment Workshopz featuring Olympians, elite athletes, and industry experts to provide mentorship, education and personal development tools, and track and field instruction.

  • Street Race Series: Speed and conditioning program and race.

  • Summer/Winter LeadHERship Camp: a week of sisterhood, empowerment, and track and field.