4 Our Freedom 5K

2019 Beneficiary Application 

Deadlines and Procedures

Application due: November 5, 2018

Please email your completed application to: Tom Freshwater at tfreshwater@paraderestva.org. The 4OF5K Grants Subcommittee will screen applications. Representatives from organizations may be asked to attend a follow-up in-person interview. ParadeRest anticipates selecting up to three beneficiaries for 2018. Each year the amount a beneficiary receives varies depending upon donations from sponsors and race registrations, but ParadeRest estimates that beneficiaries may each receive up to $10,000, to be disbursed after the race in June 2019.



While there is no specific format or template for your application, ParadeRest will give preference to applications that provide the following:

  1. Organization information (address, phone number, website address) 
  2. Contact person's name, title, phone, email address
  3. Organization's mission statement 
  4. A listing of the primary programs and services of your organization 
  5. Number of military, veterans, and/or family members served by your organization in the past 12 months
  6. A statement requesting a specified amount of funding and a corresponding statement explaining how any funds received from the 4OF5K race will be used to benefit members of the military, veterans, and/or their families at no cost to their constituents within Virginia Planning District 10 (the City of Charlottesville, and the surrounding counties of Albemarle, Fluvanna, Green, Louisa and/or Nelson). Organizations must also state they agree to provide a Final Report at the end of the 2019 calendar year, signed by the Executive Director/President outlining how the funds were or are being expended to benefit members of the military, veterans, and/or their families in our local community. 
  7. There are many organizational tasks that need to occur in the months and weeks leading up to the race, as well as on race day. Please provide a statement noting how your organization and personnel may be able to assist the 4OF5K Race Committee to advertise and conduct the race, such as marketing, soliciting sponsorships, pre-race set up, volunteer packet pick up, and race day logistics. 
  8. Proof of current non-profit and tax-exempt status, as defined by Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code and the Virginia Tax Code. 
  9. Evidence that the organization is directed and managed by an active, local/regional, non-paid, volunteer Board of Directors that meets at least quarterly each year, and effectively manages the affairs of the organization. 
  10. A copy of IRS Form 990 for the most recent fiscal year.


For more information regarding the race, please visit the 4OF5K website at www.4ourfreedom5k.com or contact Tom Freshwater at tfreshwater@paraderestva.org.