The CrossFit Community Health Fund
The CrossFit Community Health Fund belongs to the CrossFit community, and exists to support the health and fitness causes and local generosity that characterize the CrossFit affiliate community.
The CrossFit Community Health Fund supports the CrossFit community primarily through:
- Need-based grants in support of health- and fitness-related causes that originate with CrossFit affiliates
- Programmatic and advisory support to nonprofits within the CrossFit community that share the mission of the CrossFit Foundation
- Support for local hospital-based affiliates and for school districts seeking to bring CrossFit to their schools and students
What We Do
Over the years, CrossFit, Inc. and the CrossFit Foundation have raised and donated millions of dollars to support public charities and nonprofits associated with the CrossFit community (such as the Fragile X Foundation, Operation Surf, and Infant Swimming Resource, as well as programs that support adaptive athletes and veterans) and for organizations such as St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital which are aligned with the Foundation’s mission to improve health and wellness.
The Community Health Fund promotes community health by supporting a local network of CrossFit boxes and programming at medical institutions (such as Decatur Memorial Hospital and Kirby Medical Center) and in K-12 school districts.
The CrossFit Community Health Fund distributes grants from the Foundation’s designated charitable fund and coordinates and supports select fundraising events (typically in the form of a community CrossFit workout) at the local and national levels.
The Community Health Fund also supports the philanthropic endeavors of individual charities within the CrossFit community by providing the leadership of those charities with opportunities to network and receive fundraising training and programmatic advice. These meetings, currently occurring biannually, strengthen the grassroots element of the CrossFit community’s response to health needs. The Foundation also provides fundraising counsel and training to individual charities on an as-needed basis.
How Can I Donate to the CrossFit Community Health Fund?
Anyone can make a gift to the CrossFit Community Health Fund by selecting the Community Health Fund option on the donation page. For further inquiries about making a restricted gift to the Community Health Fund, please contact us.
Applying for a CrossFit Community Health Fund Grant
What are the CrossFit Community Health Fund's funding priorities?
In 2017, the CrossFit Community Health Fund is primarily focusing its grant-making on programs that support adaptive athletes, both civilians and veterans, as well as those programs and organizations that work with populations suffering from chronic disease (including organizations working with children).
What is the average amount of a CrossFit Community Foundation grant?
First-time grants range from $1,000 to $10,000.Application Form
Who is eligible to apply?
At this time, only organizations recognized by the IRS as 501(c)3 public charities may apply for a CrossFit Foundation grant. Affiliates with associated public charities may apply.
When is the deadline for application?
Applications are currently accepted on a rolling basis. Organizations may apply for a grant from the CrossFit Community Health Fund by completing the online application and submitting the required supporting documentation. The board of directors considers applications on a quarterly basis.