Elite runners Ryan and Sara Hall founded the Hall Steps Foundation to take small steps towards the marathon goal of ending poverty. It might seem like a big goal for small-ish runner-type people, but we think big. Very big. And we wouldn't have it any other way. Runner, walker, writer, thinker? Join us. It's a movement.
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The Hall Steps Foundation aims to empower the running community to use the energy and resources that fuel runners’ athletic achievements for social justice efforts. Steps funds initiatives that tackle structural causes of poverty such as chronic lack of access to basic entitlements including clean water, shelter and physical security. Specifically, Steps partners with leading international and local nonprofits in Sub-Saharan Africa to fund projects that invest in sustainable methods of enhancing access to basic essentials. To-date, this has included 1) Clean Water, Agricultural Development, and 1) Food security in East Africa
2) Building a Hospital in the Rift Valley of Kenya and Pemba, Mozambique
3) Microloans in East Africa
4) Funding running-mentoring programs for at-risk individuals in the US, including a program for Homeless individuals in the US that combines running with learning life skills
For more information on past grants, go to http://thestepsfoundation.org