Health and Physical Education Paying It Forward

Kindness and compassion are a healthy combination. That's why so many health and physical education teachers are participating in a SHAPE America health.moves.minds.® FUNdraiser at their school. The health. moves. minds. FUNdraiser was designed to teach students critical life skills — kindness, respect, philanthropy, advocacy — and to demonstrate the importance of daily physical activity and giving back to the community. The FUNdraiser has a fundraising option to "pay it forward" to a 501(c)(3) charity the school selects.

It's a powerful way for students to feel good while doing good deeds for others.

Below you will find charities that have been supported through health. moves. minds. FUNdraisers to give you an idea of the possibilities. Thank you for helping us build a kinder, healthier future for our nation.

501(c)(3) charities supported by health. moves. minds. FUNdraisers


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Your School or District's Educational or Arts Foundation

If your School or District's Educational or Arts Foundation is a 501(c)(3) it can be your chosen charity for your health. moves. minds.® FUNdraiser. The Foundation can use the funds shared from your FUNdraiser how they wish to benefit your school or District.

Your School's PTO/PTA
Your School

If your school's PTO/PTA is a 501(c)(3) it can be your chosen charity for your health. moves. minds.® FUNdraiser. Your PTO/PTA can use the funds shared from your FUNdraiser how they wish to benefit your school.

American Heart Association

Funds research and resources to fight heart disease and stroke.

360 Communities

Support to more than 16,000 individuals each year with 9 programs in over 40 locations, including a network of five food shelves, two domestic violence shelters, two resource centers, and two programs that support school success from birth through high school graduation. About 1,200 volunteers donate their time, energy and talent in support of 360 Communities annually.

A League of Their Own

A League of Their Own was created for children with any type of disability that might otherwise prevent them from playing the sport on other organized sports teams.

Boone Animal Rescue Coalition
West Virginia

Committed to rescuing domestic companion animals primarily from the Boone County Dog Pound in Fosterville, WV. B.A.R.C. Boone Animal Rescue Coalition Inc. provides a safe and secure refuge for abused, unwanted or neglected animals through foster homes while they await rescue commitments or adoption. B.A.R.C. Boone Animal Rescue Coalition Inc. is dedicated to promoting and educating the public of humane and responsible treatment of all domestic companion animals and otherwise.

Brevard Schools Foundation

Fills educational funding and opportunity gaps at all of our 84 public schools for over 74,000 students and 5,000 teachers by supporting innovation, engaging communities, and changing lives. Funds come from private contributions, corporate support, public matching funds, fundraising and endowments.

Captain Connor Albert Foundation

Empowering families who have faced significant hardship due to the emotional and financial burden of medical diagnosis and treatments. We are committed to changing the trajectory of our beneficiaries’ lives through a demonstration of empathy, compassion and unwavering support.


FamilyForward moves vulnerable children in the direction of hope by delivering comprehensive therapeutic and educational services to support biological, foster, and adoptive families.

Foothills Christian Academy

Support of a neighboring local private school that has a 501(c)(3) charity designation.

Friends of Kids with Cancer

Devoted to enriching the daily lives of children undergoing treatment for, and survivors of, cancer and blood-related diseases. Our mission is to be an advocate for these special kids providing them and their families with the educational, emotional, and recreational support needed as a result of the long hours of chemotherapy, illness and isolation.

H.E.R.O.E.S. Care

H.E.R.O.E.S. Care is an affiliation of program partners working together to provide support to military families in the communities where they live. H.E.R.O.E.S. Care combines the power of national organizations dedicated to providing emergency financial aid, employment opportunities, and mental health care services through a network of specially trained care givers before, during, and after deployment.

Humane Society of Charlotte
North Carolina

We want Charlotte to grow with us and become one of the most pet friendly cities in the country, where animal welfare and the human animal bond is valued and celebrated. By working together, we know that this is achievable in the dreams and years to come.

Jewish Family Services (Pencils and Paper)
New York

Serves the educational and creative needs of children in the greater Rochester area by providing free school supplies to teachers in high poverty schools. Teachers can shop twice a year and receive an estimated $1,400 worth of school supplies at each shopping trip.

K-9 Reading Buddies of the North Shore

We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in North Suburban Chicagoland that supplements literacy programs using reading teams of registered therapy dogs and qualified handlers to motivate kids to read.

Kiwanis Club - Platte Valley

Kiwanis International is a global community of clubs, members and partners dedicated to improving the lives of children one community at a time. Today, we stand with more than 550,000 members from K-Kids to Key Club to Kiwanis and many ages in between in 80 countries and geographic areas. Each community has different needs, and Kiwanis empowers members to pursue creative ways to serve the needs of children, such as fighting hunger, improving literacy and offering guidance. Kiwanis clubs host nearly 150,000 service projects each year.

Lucky Mutts Rescue

We operate on a foster and volunteer based, not-for-profit model, and focus of dogs facing euthanasia due to placement in high kill shelters, overpopulation, abuse & neglect, or owner surrender.

Make-a-Wish Foundation

Creating life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.

Nami DuPage

Improving the quality of life of individuals.

Platte Valley Little League

Providing baseball opportunities in the community.

Sheboygan County Food Bank

Lead Sheboygan County’s efforts to increase the food security of its residents by distributing healthy emergency food and fostering innovative partnerships.

Special Olympics

The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

The Ability Center (AFAR)

To provide people impacted by disabilities with a daily opportunity to be fit, active, healthy, and to play.

United Way

Bringing people together to build strong, equitable communities where everyone can thrive. As one of the world's largest privately funded charities, we serve 95% of U.S. communities and 37 countries and territories -- making life better for 48 million people every year. Through United Way, communities tackle tough challenges and work with private, public, and nonprofit partners to boost education, economic mobility, and health resources.

University of Kentucky Children's Hospital

Caring for kids is what we do. Each year at Kentucky Children’s Hospital, we provide care for more than 120,000 children in our outpatient clinics and more than 6,000 children in the hospital. This includes offering compassionate care to kids of all ages and with all types of needs, from the tiniest patients in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit to our pediatric oncology patients in the DanceBlue Clinic.

We’re committed to offering families in Kentucky exceptional care that’s specially tailored to the unique health needs of kids. The truth is, we can’t do it alone. You can change the lives of Kentucky’s children by making a financial donation to support our services and research.