Health and Wellness grants from Rite Aid

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

Grant Alert: Aetna Foundation grant to power your city walking program?

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…
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How Subtle Changes (and a little patience) Can Bring Dramatic Results

When I first started working for Walker Tracker, I have to admit, I thought it was a little silly that people actually used the site as a means to motivate themselves to walk more. Then I started to do research. I realized that the use of corporate…

Is driving related to obesity (spoiler: yes)

Good Magazine has a fantastic graphic comparing state ranking in walking / biking / public transportation / car usage versus obesity rates. It doesn't pull any punches. Entitled: Driving Is Why You're Fat, I think it's pretty easy to guess the…
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Incredible grant for Portland Metro non-profits

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…

Grant alert: 1.5 million - Active Living Research

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…

Grant alert: Active Healthy Living Program Grants

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…

What does exercise *really* do for your body?

Great article in the NY Times about the real, physiological effects of exercise on your body  which, while everybody knows exercise is good for you, has been poorly understood by science. During the experiment, scientists actually saw how much…

Grant alert: Utah - up to $100k available for health & active lifestyle programs

Here's another great looking grant. Humana – Communities Benefit Grant (Utah) The Communities Benefit Grant is focused on improving health experiences or building healthy communities in the areas of childhood health and education, family wellness…
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Grant alert: Building evidence to prevent childhood obesity

From time to time I'm going to post information about grants that are related to obesity, children and schools, and walking and physical activity. In most cases, this would not be something we'd seek ourselves (we're not a non-profit), but I…