Since its inception in 2003, the IRONMAN Foundation, in partnership with The IRONMAN Group, has provided over $55 million in support to over 10,000 local, regional, national, and global nonprofit initiatives. Much of this support has been distributed through our grant programs.

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Community Grant Program

The IRONMAN Foundation Community Grant program supports organizations within select North American and international race communities. Grant funding provides an opportunity to create positive, tangible change in our race communities and leave the IRONMAN Legacy behind long after race day.

The IRONMAN Foundation supports a broad range of organizations; however, priority is given to organizations and/or projects that serve a need in line with the key giving categories of the IRONMAN Foundation.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • First Responders & Military
  • Health & Wellness
Dave Orlowski

Dave Orlowski Memorial Grant

In memory of Dave Orlowski, one of the original IRONMAN finishers from 1978, an IRONMAN Foundation Board of Directors member, and a beloved member of our 'ohana. He took part in many IRONMAN Foundation service projects, bike builds, TEAM IMF meetups, and more, leaving a lasting impact in all of our IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3 race communities. Together, we continue to chase the standards that Dave set for triathlon and aim to carry on his courage, empathy, perseverance, and optimism within the communities that we serve.

In 2024, the Dave Orlowski Memorial Grant will be distributed to an organization within the Athletic Brewing IRONMAN Lake Placid community. Together, the IRONMAN Foundation team and local Race Director will choose a local charity.

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Volunteerism Grants

Volunteers are the heart and soul of every IRONMAN and Rock 'n' Roll Running Series event. In an effort to enhance the well-being of those in our race communities, the IRONMAN Foundation offers a grant program to support local organizations that volunteer at select events.

The Volunteerism Grant program provides an opportunity to support the mission of these community groups while creating positive, tangible change and leaving the IRONMAN Legacy behind long after race day.

To learn more about the application process, please contact the Volunteer Director for the specific IRONMAN or Rock 'n' Roll Running Series event you are interested in. You can reach them by visiting the event-specific webpage from the websites listed below and selecting "Connect."