Dane County physical education teachers tell us that their budget is less than $100 per year, leaving little to no funding for equipment replacement, new safety gear or supplies for units or activities. As a part of our commitment to supporting schools, Tri 4 Schools has created the Grants 4 Schools program. 

The Grants 4 Schools program provides financial support to school-based wellness initiatives that promote student well-being. Each fall, we accept applications from teachers, students, and community members who have ideas for projects that can positively influence their students’ overall wellness. Since 2011, Tri 4 Schools has donated almost a half million dollars to over 200 schools. 

2023 Applications Closed




Glen Stephens recently received a grant that brought smiles to every child’s face on their birthdays. With the grant funds, the school was able to purchase a delightful cart filled with fun and exciting gifts. Now, each student can look forward to their special day at school, knowing they’ll receive a small gift that adds a touch of joy and celebration to their educational journey. This thoughtful initiative not only fosters a sense of belonging but also creates lasting memories for the students, making their birthdays at school truly unforgettable.


Sandburg Elementary received GagaBall pit that was creatively painted by students. The addition of a GagaBall pit to the elementary school has had a profound impact on the students’ well-being and engagement. During and after school, kids eagerly gather around the pit to enjoy this fast-paced and inclusive game, fostering friendships and encouraging physical activity. It has become a hub of social interaction, promoting teamwork, sportsmanship, and healthy competition among the students. The GagaBall pit has not only enhanced their physical fitness but also provided an avenue for students to unwind, reduce stress, and increase their enthusiasm for coming to school each day.



Lake View Elementary received hats and gloves that allow all children to play outside during the Wisconsin winters. Supplying the school with hats and gloves has had a heartwarming impact on the students, especially those who didn’t have access to these essential items. Now, during the chilly months, every child can enjoy outdoor recess without fear of the cold. It has not only ensured their comfort but also encouraged outdoor play, fostering physical activity and social interaction. This simple act of providing warmth has improved the overall well-being and inclusivity within the school, allowing all students to participate in the joy of recess, irrespective of their circumstances.





  • 8 GaGa Ball pits across Dane County, Wisconsin
  • Midvale Elementary, rollerblades, helmets and safety equipment
  • Henderson Elementary, supplies and equipment to build a outdoor nature park 
  • Core Knowledge Center, wellness and mindfulness path
  • Madison Intensive Intervention Program, equipment and materials for a mindfulness room to decrease anxiety and stress
  • One City Schools, portable playground equipment

Tri 4 Schools is deeply committed to supporting teachers because we recognize their unwavering dedication to students. Teachers invest their time, energy, and passion into shaping the future of our children, and we believe it’s our responsibility to empower them with the tools and resources they need to succeed. Join the movement and get involved today. 



Tri 4 Schools

We’re supporting the well-being of kids inside and outside the classroom.
Since 2011, we’ve donated over $450,000 to over 200 schools and 22,000 kids have crossed the finish line!