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The Aetna Foundation - Obesity Prevention Regional Grant Program

(Select States: PE, EC, AS, CSH)

Deadline: Rolling



Got Breakfast Grant

The Silent Hero Program

The mission of the "got breakfast?" Foundation is to ensure that all children start the school day with a nutritious breakfast in order to learn, grow, and develop to his or her fullest potential. The Silent Hero Grant Program is designed to encourage schools and nonprofit organizations to expand the reach of underutilized child nutrition programs, including the School Breakfast Program and the Summer Nutrition Program.

Grants ranging from $2,000 to $10,000 will be awarded.

Application: http://www.gotbreakfast.org/index.php

 


Nickelodeon - Big Green Help Grant

Nickelodoen's Big Green Help grant is providing resources to schools and community-based organizations to support environmentally friendly projects that educate and inspire kids to take care of the environment; be active and live healthily; and engage in community service.

Grants range from $2,500 to $5,000. Eligible applicants include elementary and middle schools (public and private non profit) and after-school community based organizations with a 501(c)(3) status serving children aged 5-15. Applicants must explain how the proposed project will benefit or enhance the learning experience of children, as well as its relevance to the environment, being active and living healthy, and/or community service. Additionally, applicant must host an Earth Day event in April or a Worldwide Day of Play event in September. Please contact Nickelodeon's Big Green Grants Program for more information.

Application: http://www.biggreenhelp.com/grants/index.jhtml

Deadline: Rolling

 


W.K. Kellogg Foundation

The Kellogg Foundation funds education, health & well-being programs to promote school readiness and success for underserved populations. This grant can help jump start your PE, After School, or Coordinated School Health program to boost academic achievement and help your students learn and have fun!

Application: http://www.wkkf.org/default.aspx


Athletics and Wellness Support Grants

Finish Line, an athletic retailer specializing in brand name footwear, apparel and accessories, supports athletic and wellness programs located in communities where their stores are located. The foundation funds projects registered as 501 (c) (3) organizations; have a primary focus on assisting children and young adults 18 and under; concentrate on athletics or wellness; and benefit communities in which Finish Line stores are located.

Application: https://www.finishline.com/store/youthfoundation/review.jsp

Deadline: Rolling


Baseball Tomorrow Fund

Support for Youth Baseball and Softball Programs

The Baseball Tomorrow Fund is a joint initiative between Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association designed to promote and enhance the growth of youth participation in baseball and softball. Grants are intended to finance a new program, expand or improve an existing program, undertake a new collaborative effort, or obtain facilities or equipment necessary for youth baseball or softball programs. Projects must meet the following criteria: increase the number of youth participating in baseball and softball programs; improve the quality of youth baseball and softball programs; create new or innovative ways of expanding and improving baseball or softball programs; are able to match funds for programs; provide programs for children between the ages of 10 and 16; support existing programs that have demonstrated success in providing a quality youth baseball/softball experience; and address opportunities for minorities and women. Nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations involved in youth baseball programs are encouraged to submit a Letter of Inquiry. Selected applicants are then invited to submit a full application.

Grants are awarded on a quarterly basis.

Application: http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/downloads/btf_grant_application_0306.doc

Deadline: Rolling


The Coca-Cola Company and Foundation - Community Impact Grants

The Coca-Cola Company and the Coca-Cola Foundation aim to make a greater impact on the communities Coca-Cola serves around the world by being responsive to the citizenship priorities of the communities in which we live and work. The Coca-Cola Company and Foundation are interested in funding organizations in these areas: Water Stewardship, Healthy Active Lifestyles, Community Recycling, and Education.

Award amount varies.  Eligible applicants must be tax-exempt organizations with 501(c)(3) status.

More Information and Application: http://www.thecoca-colacompany.com/citizenship/foundation_guidelines.html

Deadline: Rolling


Sara Lee Grants Active Lifestyles

The Sara Lee Foundation supports nonprofit organizations with clearly defined missions and programs addressing the following areas: food related programs (including food insecurity, nutrition education, and healthy and active lifestyles), women's self-sufficiency programs, and diversity through highly visible cultural programs.

Letter of Intent information at http://www.saraleefoundation.org/funding/process.cfm

Deadline: Rolling


Coca Cola Community Grants

Coca Cola is committed to improving the quality of life in the communities where they do business. One of the focus areas for their global giving campaign is active healthy living and education.

http://www.thecoca-colacompany.com/citizenship/application_guidelines.html

Deadline: Rolling


Do Something: Seed Grants

Deadline: Rolling

Do Something Seed Grants can be used towards project ideas and programs that are just getting started, or to jump-start programs and realize ideas for the first time. These grants can also be used towards projects that are already developed and sustainable, towards the next steps of the project and organization to help as the project expands. Maximum award: $500. Eligibility: U.S. or Canadian citizens aged 25 or under.

http://www.dosomething.org/grants/faq


 Just Announced! Healthy People 2020 Community Innovations Project: Request for Proposals (RFP)

Do you have an innovative plan to use Healthy People 2020 to improve the health of your community? Awards are available for Community Based Organizations (not-for-profit) to address one or more Healthy People 2020 topic areas—with a special emphasis on environmental justice, health equity, or healthy behaviors across all life stages.


Build-A-Bear Workshop Bear Hugs Foundation (National)

The Build-A-Bear Workshop Bear Hugs Foundation provides direct support for children in the areas of health and wellness. The Foundation's goal is to provide grants to help many programs that are working hard to make the world a healthier and happier place for kids. For 2011, children's health and wellness grant applications will be accepted March to October and will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Deadline: Rolling

http://www.buildabear.com/shopping/contents/content.jsp?catId=400002&id=700010


Ben & Jerry’s Foundation: National Grassroots Grant Program

Through the National Grassroots Grant Program, Ben & Jerry's Foundation grant program aims to further social justice, protect the environment and support sustainable food systems. Grants of up to $15,000 are provided to grassroots, constituent-led organizations that are using community organizing strategies to accomplish their goals as well as organizations that provide technical support and/or resources to such groups.

For complete information about this grant, please visit:

http://www.benandjerrysfoundation.org/home.html

Deadline: Rolling


NEW!  Comprehensive Workplace Health Programs to Address Physical Activity, Nutrition, and Tobacco Use in the Employee Population ```````````````````````````````````$10 million has been made available in funding to establish and evaluate comprehensive workplace health promotion programs across the nation. The initiative, with funds from the Affordable Care Act’s Prevention and Public Health Fund, is aimed at improving workplace environments so that they support healthy lifestyles and reduce risk factors for chronic diseases like heart disease, cancer, stroke, and diabetes.  Funds will be awarded through a competitive contract to an organization with the expertise and capacity to work with groups of employers across the nation to develop and expand workplace health programs in small and large worksites. Participating companies will educate employees about good health practices and establish work environments that promote physical activity and proper nutrition and discourage tobacco use—the key lifestyle behaviors that reduce employees’ risk for chronic disease.

https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=29b2fa3edcf914d6e3b66ffa7e0b5fba&tab=core&_cview=1


Golf Program Grants for People with Disabilities

Deadline for Applications:  Rolling; Applications are reviewed the last day of each month in 2011 The United States Golf Association (USGA) and the National Alliance for Accessible Golf (Alliance) are working together to provide financial assistance and resources to help make the game of golf more accessible through a grant program for organizations providing golf programs for individuals with disabilities.  Preference will be given to applications that demonstrate focus on inclusion of people with disabilities in programs that involve those without disabilities with the ultimate goal of enhancing their inclusion into the fabric of their community. Applications on a rolling basis in 2011. There are no specific deadlines for grant submission.

http://www.accessgolf.org/grants/


U.S. Tennis Association Facility Assistance and Funding Available

Deadline for Applications: Open The USTA provides numerous resources to communities who are renovating existing tennis facilities as well as building new ones. Some of the resources include: concept drawings, bid specifications, construction and maintenance manuals, and programming assistance for maximum court utilization. There are three distinct grant categories of funding:1. Basic facility improvements such as fencing or lighting (up to $4,000 which must be matched dollar for dollar); 2. Resurfacing of existing courts in public tennis facilities (up to 20% of total project cost or grant maximum of $35,000 and 3. New construction or existing facility reconstruction and expansion (up to 20% of total project cost or grant maximum of $50,000)

http://www.usta.com/About-USTA/Tennis-in-the-Parks/Facility_Resources/


Athletics and Wellness Support Grants

Deadline for Applications:  Rolling Quarterly Reviews.

Finish Line, an athletic retailer specializing in brand name footwear, apparel and accessories, supports athletic and wellness programs located in communities where their stores are located.  The foundation funds projects registered as 501 (c) (3) organizations; have a primary focus on assisting children and young adults 18 and under; concentrate on athletics or wellness; and benefit communities in which Finish Line stores are located.

http://www.finishline.com/store/youthfoundation/youthfoundation.jsp


Baseball Tomorrow Fund

Offers Support for Youth Baseball and Softball Programs Deadline for Letters of Inquiry:  Open The Baseball Tomorrow Fund is a joint initiative between Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association designed to promote and enhance the growth of youth participation in baseball and softball.  Grants are intended to finance a new program, expand or improve an existing program, undertake a new collaborative effort, or obtain facilities or equipment necessary for youth baseball or softball programs.  Projects must meet the following criteria: increase the number of youth participating in baseball and softball programs; improve the quality of youth baseball and softball programs; create new or innovative ways of expanding and improving baseball or softball programs; are able to match funds for programs; provide programs for children between the ages of 10 and 16; support existing programs that have demonstrated success in providing a quality youth baseball/softball  experience; and address opportunities for minorities and women.  Nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations involved in youth baseball programs are encouraged to submit a Letter of Inquiry.  Selected applicants are then invited to submit a full application.  Grants are awarded on a quarterly basis.

http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/official_info/community/btf.jsp


Soccer Grant Opportunity

Attached is a copy of the grant funding announcement by the US Soccer Foundation and the Social Innovation Fund to support the Soccer for Success after-school program.  Eligible applicants are nonprofit tax-exempt organizations or public entities (schools, municipalities, parks and recreation departments, etc.).   Only electronic proposals will be considered. See www.ussoccerfoundation.org/SIF for the application.  Phone calls about the grant application process will be hosted by a US Soccer Foundation representative. 

To join a call dial 866-623-2298 on:

Dec. 8 @2:00 pm EST using Conference ID 23540505

Dec. 19 @2:00pm EST using Conference ID 23549862

Please direct questions to Wylie Chen at wchen@ussoccerfoundation.org<mailto:wchen@ussoccerfoundation.org>  or 202-872-6664.


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