How It Works

If you want to:

  • Fundraise or seek a grant for adoption expenses OR
  • Fund a project to benefit orphans or foster children OR
  • Run to help orphans and foster children around the world

we welcome you to fundraise with Chosen!

Adoptive Family Teams

 You are eligible if you:

  • are in the process of a legal adoption;
  • are able to provide a certified home study;
  • are able to provide a completed Chosen Grant Application; and
  • are willing to participate on race morning as a runner or volunteer.

If you are eligible, click HERE to download our application and submit the completed form by email to fundraise@chosen.care.

IMPORTANT NOTES

  • Because of limited funds, we cannot guarantee that all applicants will receive the grant amount requested;
  • The application takes time to complete and compile supporting documents (most of which are required by adoption agencies);
  • An application fee of $150 is required with submission; and
  • Grant amounts are awarded at the discretion of Chosen.

For questions about forming at team, please email fundraise@chosen.care.


Orphan & Foster Care Teams

Your project is eligible for a grant if:

  • it is a specific project that helps orphans or foster children;
  • it will be completed by a 501(c)3 organization;
  • the associated 501(c)3 organization is able to provide a completed application; and
  • at least one individual associated with the project is participating on race morning as a runner or volunteer.

If your project is eligible, click HERE to download our application and submit the completed form by email to fundraise@chosen.care.

IMPORTANT NOTES

  • The project for which you are fundraising should be specific, as we are not able to support fundraising for general operating expenses for other 501(c)3 organizations;
  • Grants are determined by total team registrations, financial need, number of children affected, and strength of impact;
  • Orphan care project examples include building & construction needs, medical equipment, playground and educational materials;
  • Foster care project examples include physical provisions for emergency placements, trauma-informed care training and carseats.

For questions about forming at team, please email fundraise@chosen.care.


Running Teams

If you want to run for our mission of helping vulnerable children, gather a group of runners and build a Chosen Running Team. Runners can train together, raise money to help more children, and promote their team’s participation in the race on social media.

To create a Running Team:

  1. Register for the race by clicking HERE.
  2. Create your Chosen Mission Team page on Race Roster and set up your team pledge page using these instructions.

100% of the registration fees for the team as well as additional donations will go toward financially assisting families who are adopting, orphan care projects and Chosen operating expenses.

For questions about forming at team, please email fundraise@chosen.care.


Virtual Teams

Virtual Teams can be created by Adoptive Family Teams or Orphan & Foster Care Teams who want to raise money but can’t make it to New Braunfels for race day. You will fundraise and build a team of runners to complete 13.1 miles between November 1-18, 2017. See eligibility requirements above and download the appropriate application for your team.

 

 

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