Another great grant money opportunity for schools and non-profits looking to help communities foster healthier and happier lives in areas where Rite Aid operates. The Rite Aid Foundation is looking to fund programs promoting health and wellness at varying grant amounts. Find out more here. Deadline is October 1st so act quickly!
The Department of Health and Human Services is sponsoring a grant to support schools in low-income income areas to adopt the USDA’s Healthier US School Challenge. Five grants of $5000 will be available to public schools with a low-income population of 80% or greater, as well as to non-profit organizations that apply on behalf of a school of similar qualifications. Projects will involve the school community as well as the students, and will include an evaluation and a plan for future activities beyond the grant award period.
Interested? You can learn more here.
BABW (Build-a-Bear Workshop) Bear Hugs Foundation’s aim is to help programs that are working for kid’s health.
These grants are funded through the sale of the Champ bear, one dollar from every sale is donated to children’s health and wellness throughout the United States and Canada.
They are accepting children’s health and wellness grant requests from March until October 2011 and will review them on a rolling basis.
Get all the facts at Build a Bear grants
Calling all non-profits with 501(c)3 status and schools! Alberstons is supporting programs that support health. The three main areas of focus are hunger relief, dietary health, and nutrition education.
Wellness and health promotion, disease prevention, and health education organizations/programs may be eligible.
Grant awards vary. Deadline: Rolling
Find out more here: http://www.albertsons.com/about/community.jsp
Grants for non-profit organizations in the communities that Rite Aid serves from the Rite Aid Foundation.
The next deadline is April 1st:
Learn more about the wellness grant here
This seems like a great grant for cities as well as schools – Aetna Foundation is giving grants between 5k to 250k to fight obesity in adults and children.
From their website, a couple of example grant areas (projects or studies) they might support:
- The impact of our neighborhoods and the “built environment” on promoting population health and weight loss
- How children use recreation time
Let us know if you want Walker Tracker’s help in seeking your grant.
This sounds like a great grant from General Mills – awarded to non-profits who want to do innovative wellness and physical activity programs in the schools:
Champions for Healthy Kids
If you want to make Walker Tracker’s custom walking programs a part of your application we’re happy to work with you. (FYI: Walker Tracker also integrates well with elementary and middle school math curricula!)
Speaking of grants that have crossed our desks lately, if you have 501c3 status and operate in the Portland metro area, this is a fantastic, yearly grant.
Nike and The Oregon Community Foundation are seeking proposals (deadline Nov 15th) for $500,000 in funds.
The program’s four funding priorities are environment, education, inclusion, and health. Within each funding priority are goals that include physical activity as a key element and goals that do not include physical activity. Program resources will be spent roughly as follows: 80 percent for projects that respond to community problems through the lens of sport/physical activity and 20 percent for projects with the potential for a broader, long-term impact on the health and well-being of children and families.
Read more about the grant here (pdf)
How about a walking program for your middle school, run by a fellow Portland company?
Here’s a doozy: 1.5 million for “Building Evidence to Prevent Childhood Obesity” from the Robert Wood Johnson foundation. Multiple recipients will be awarded.
“…call for proposals will support opportunistic, time-sensitive studies on emerging or anticipated changes in physical activity-related policies or environments. Rapid-response grants are expected to accelerate progress toward policy and environmental strategies to prevent and reduce childhood obesity.”
Link to grant opportunity
Want to collaborate? Let us know
Family-oriented grants from the Coca-Cola foundation for programs in Texas, California and New York:
The Coca-Cola Foundation is accepting proposals for the Active Healthy Living Program. Programs must address nutrition and physical activity for the whole family in the states of Texas, California, and New York.
Grants will range from $10,000 to $25,000. Nonprofits are eligible to apply.
Deadline: July 15, 2010
As always, drop us a line if you want to integrate Walker Tracker into your community, physical-activity related program.
Link to Grant Details and Application