2019 ActivityHero 
Business Grant Contest

Win a $10,000 grant
to grow your Children's Camp & Class business

 “The ActivityHero grant helped us award more scholarships this year to an inspiring group of young people.“
Project Ember

2018 Grand Prize Winner


$10,000 Grand Prize
$5,000 cash & $5,000 in services 


7 Finalist Prizes
$500/each in services 

Eight Businesses Will Win Cash & Prizes!

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How to Win a ActivityHero Business Grant


Get Reviews 

Boost Your Odds

It's easy! Fill out the GRANT APPLICATION below. 

You'll need 3 reviews from families to qualify (from 2019).

  Every vote gives you one entry, and every review gives you three entries into the finalist drawing.

Grant Application

What is the timeline for the ActivityHero Business Grant contest?

How are Finalists determined?

How can I improve my odds of winning an ActivityHero Business Grant?

Ask your customers, friends and family to vote for you. Make it easy for them by sharing the link to your free ActivityHero listing page with the "Vote Now" and "Write a Review" buttons. Also, after voters vote, they are prompted to write a customer review. Each vote gives you one entry and each review gives you three entries into the monthly finalist drawing. 

After the end of each month, two Provider Finalists, will be randomly selected from eligible entries generated by votes and customer reviews. 

The Submission and Voting period is February 1 - May 31, 2019. Two Finalists will be announced the first weeks of March, April, May and June. Finalist judging occurs June 10 - 14, with the Winners announced on June 19, 2019. See the Official Rules for more details.

Is my business eligible to win an ActivityHero Business Grant?

Your business must provide children's camps, classes or activities at locations in the United States. You must complete the Grant Application on this page AND  have at least 3 customer reviews published in 2019 prior to each finalist drawing. For the complete list of eligibility requirements, see the Official Rules.

How are Winners determined?

Judges review the Finalists to select grant Winners, and their corresponding Voters, based on these criteria: 

  • Clear, compelling and engaging responses in their application; descriptions, photos and videos used in their ActivityHero listing (60%) 
  • Clear, compelling and helpful content in customer reviews published in 2019 (25%) 
  • Total eligible Votes (15%)

How will I know if I won?

May I write a customer review if I haven't been a customer yet?

You may tell of your own personal or family's experience while participating or enrolling in their program. All reviews must comply with ActivityHero's review guidelines. ActivityHero reserves the right to reject reviews from posting on ActivityHero business listing pages and from eligibility for the grant contest.

How many businesses may I vote for?

There is no limit to how many businesses you may vote for. However, you may vote for each business only once   only one vote per business per person is allowed. 

Will buying services from ActivityHero increase my chances of winning?

Absolutely no purchase is required for any type of entry or for eligibility to win. Purchasing from ActivityHero will not increase your chances of becoming a Finalist or Winner. 

All Finalists and Winners will be contacted via email by an ActivityHero representative during the monthly Finalist Announcement periods and Final Judging period.

The application deadline was May 31, 2019. 

To be notified of the next grant contest, make sure your organization has a listing on ActivityHero. Create a free listing.

See this year's Grant Contest Winner

My camp or activity isn't listed. How can I enter?

If you're a provider, simply complete the grant application on this page, which includes creating your free listing. If the activity you want to vote for isn't listed in the Voting Gallery, cast your vote by suggesting a camp or class. We'll notify the business, but you should also share this page with them to encourage them to apply. Businesses can't win if they don't complete the application. 

Why do I need an ActivityHero listing page to apply for a grant?

Our grant contest encourages businesses to engage with the families they serve to ask for votes and customer reviews. Those votes and reviews generate entries that increase your odds of winning. Your free listing page has a “Vote Now” button and a link to “Write a Review” to make it easy for you to share one page with your customers, friends, and family to help you win. 

How can I help tell others about this grant opportunity?

Please share this page with your organization. We hope the grant money and prizes can help more kids' camps and classes grow and reach more families.

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Archives from the 2018 Grant Contest