Rutherford Pool

Active Lifestyles

People of all ages need access to public spaces in their community that encourage and welcome active lifestyles.

Play is an essential part of a child’s social and emotional development and by supporting access to safe spaces and programs that get kids physically active and moving, the Foundation aims to introduce lifelong healthy habits through its Youth Sports & Recreation grantmaking. Spanning all generations, the Foundation’s investments in Parks, Trails & Green Design look to connect people and communities to each other, nature and recreation.


Youth Sports & Recreation

If kids are active, the outcomes are great – for all of us. Active kids have better cognitive function, better mental health and educational outcomes, and fewer health problems throughout life.

Parks, Trails & Green Design

Parks and trails greatly add to the quality of life of any community. They connect people and communities to each other and provide recreation opportunities by getting people moving while connecting to nature. 

Apply For A Grant

Organizations in Western New York and Southeast Michigan within our four core funding areas are now welcome to apply through our online process.

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