Community Partners

Inspire. Engage. Support.

There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about." Margaret J. Wheatley

InspireWander Project seeks to inspire community partners around the power of peer-to-peer fundraising. We are consistently inspired by the hard work and dedication of these organizations in and around the areas where our athletes train and race, and believe we can do more through grassroots efforts.

Engageharity partners engage with our racing communities and continue to build relationships with the charity bib racers and donors. This engagement with community partners across the nation helps bring awareness and a deep understanding of the current, local issues organizations are faced with daily and the impact athletes can make.

SupportThrough the Wander Project's charity bib program, we are able to provide financial and hands-on support to community organizations to support each unique mission.

Our Philosophy

It is our belief that community organizations are best served when they partner with existing for-profit events where they can utilize peer-to-peer fundraising and other strategies to raise money. Wander Project helps deserving community organizations to successfully raise funds through endurance events throughout the country. With our help, community organizations will be able to raise more funds and have a bigger impact, with less effort.

If your organization operates within the communities where we have events,  use the button below to learn more about our grants and how to apply for athlete raised funds!

Please note that our grant deadlines have changed for the 2022 grant applications.

Create a Fundraising Team

We know that fundraising can be tough and we want to give nonprofits an easy way to engage their community while participating in a fun virtual event! We have a variety of virtual races that have the potential to be your next fundraising event. 

The concept is easy:

1. Contact Wander Project to find a race (virtual or in-person) that fits your timeframe.

2. Create a Fundraising Team for the event.

3. Engage your donors, friends and family by inviting them to join the team.

4. Raise your set amount of funds for the race.

5. Participate in the virtual race at your own time. Submitting your times when your run is finished.

6. Celebrate with your team, sharing pictures of your race shirts, bibs and medals!

7. Funds are disbursed approximately two weeks after the fundraising deadline has closed (90% of the raised amount will go directly to your organization and 10% will stay with Wander Project to ensure we can support communities in solving local issues in the future).

Get to Know Our Partners

All funds raised through the Charity Bib program goes to support community partners in and around the areas where races are held. There is a lot of amazing work going on to address local issues in these areas that inspire us to run. Check out our partner pages by clicking on a box below:

Watch for Partner Updates on Social Media

We love to highlight our community partners and the incredible work they are doing within their communities. Make sure you follow us on Facebook and Instagram for daily inspiration to keep you going.