Be the Change! Support the Skate for a Cause Tour - Donate Today!
Be the Change! Support the Skate for a Cause Tour - Donate Today!

10 “Be the Change” $10,000 Grant Recipients & 
10 Skate for a Cause Tour Stops

HOUSTON, TX
Southside Skatepark Skateboarding Day Camp
Southside Skatepark will give 50 scholarships to kids to attend their skate camp teaching them perseverance, self-reliance, exposure to cultures outside their own and to never, ever give up.

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RAPID CITY, SD
Process Skate Ministry Indoor Skatepark
After making a huge impact with Grace & Peace Skatepark in Colorado Springs, Process Skate Ministry plans to build another indoor skatepark in Rapid City, South Dakata to provide a safe, sober, year-round facility that skaters could come do what they love in a fun, encouraging environment. Process Skate Ministry focuses on at-risk youth in the areas of building relationships, finding community, overcoming fears and pushing themselves.

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COCONUT CREEK, FL
Skate. Surf. Science.
Designed to enrich your child’s school curriculum, our coop classes offer physical activity through surf and skate lessons. Create your own skateboard deck, learn how a skateboard is created, and find out what science has to do with landing a trick. At our classes, students are not just skaters in a park or surfers in the water but scientists talking about motion, Newton's laws, simple machines, and the environment.

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN
Wiggle Your Toes
Wiggle Your Toes is a small but mighty non-profit in Minneapolis, MN that was founded by an amputee for the limb loss and limb difference community by providing peer support, financial assistance, and sport specific prosthetics (which insurance companies still refuse to pay for considering them not necessary).

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NEW YORK, NY
Harold Hunter Foundation's Legacy Program
HHF’s Legacy Program provides essential support and resources, while harnessing and developing potential within the community through a combination of skateboarding activities, mentoring, case management, life skills workshops, and psychosocial support.

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SACRAMENTO, CA
Project Lifelong
Project Lifelong's mission is to empower youth through skateboarding. Our shared dream and vision is to help make skateboarding accessible to any child, from any neighborhood designed to connect with marginalized youth from underserved areas.

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TRENTON, NJ
Freedom
Freedom is an all-volunteer 501c(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to giving more people the opportunity to learn the life lessons skating teaches. Freedom’s work to provide a safe space for skating and to provide skateboards to youth who would not otherwise be able to afford them are crucial to creating positive opportunities for kids who need them most.

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LINCOLN, NE
The Bay
The Bay is Nebraska’s only public indoor skatepark, and the largest in the region. The Bay provides access to cameras, high-end computers and other digital arts equipment, helping to close the tech gap for kids living in poverty. All-Access Pass holders qualify for free/reduced lunch, or are involved in the juvenile justice system, have either experienced homelessness, come from single-family homes or foster care, and/or are come from newly immigrant households.

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NASHVILLE, TN
Maple Built
Maple Built is a non-profit apprenticeship program utilizing woodworking to shape the future for young men in Nashville, TN. One of the primary avenues through which Maple Built creates jobs for the young men of Nashville, is through Salemtown Board Co. (SBCo.). SBCo. is a skateboard manufacturing company that was started in October of 2012 as a means to provide on-the-job training for the youth of North Nashville.

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TEMPE, AZ
Skate After School
Skate After School is a nonprofit providing innovative after school programs to underserved youth in the greater Phoenix area. Skate After School began as a community project nearly seven years ago. Today, it is a nonprofit that serves roughly 240 students per week across eight low-income schools in the Valley with a team of over 30 qualified volunteers.

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CREATING AWARENESS, CREATES CHANGE!

In 2012, we launched our “Be the Change” initiative. This web-based program allows our supporters to enter a cause where they want to see change occur in the lives of children and injured action sports athletes. The Sheckler Foundation will come alongside the winners giving them a $10,000 grant and help make their plans a reality!  We love that our supporters now have a voice and a platform that help guide our fundraising and giving.

THANK YOU to everyone who entered "Be the Change"!  
The 10 recipients of our $10,000 grant will be announced March 20th

THE 3 MOST ASKED QUESTION to ENTER BE THE CHANGE:

  1. Does the entry have to be an official 501(C)3 Nonprofit? 
    NO, it does not. As long as your cause is in line with the Sheckler Foundation mission statement supporting pediatric causes, enrichment programs for at risk youth or injured action sports athletes, and meets all the requirements outlined on our website, you may enter.
     
  2. Can I enter a person/individual?
    YES! If you know of a child with an illness, injury, special needs who needs some help, tell us their story! If you know of a Professional Actions Sports Athlete who has been injured and needs help, tell us their story! Be sure to have a plan, proposed budget and video to tell their story well.
     
  3. Do I have to have a video?
    YES. A video will help our voters know who they are supporting and why your cause is so important. 

Important GUIDELINES and tips before you submit your entry:

  • All entries must be in line with our mission statement of supporting causes that directly benefit and enrich the lives of children and injured action sports athletes.  If it is not in line with our mission, it will NOT be chosen.
  • You must have a proposed budget that should NOT exceed $10,000.  Entries with a proposed budget is over $10,000 will automatically be disqualified.
  • Be specific about material items that are needed. For example: printing, lumber, food, clothes, etc.
  • Clearly describe the proposed plan you would like The Sheckler Foundation to help you execute.
  • All entries MUST have a YouTube video link telling your story.  If you do not have a YouTube video, you will not be chosen.

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