We want to encourage your ideas, projects and passion. We love creative solutions for long-term health improvements and especially commend innovation and collaboration. If you are already a grantee organization, consider trying something new. Add to existing ideas or change some aspects of projects.
The possibilities for great ideas are endless, but we appreciate ideas that are well planned and with a timeline that aligns with our grant cycle. We are also very interested in evidence-based best practices and measurable outcomes that demonstrate that your project or program is working.
The Foundation seeks grant proposals, consistent with our identified mission, to improve health outcomes in our service region.
We have two grant cycles each year: spring and fall. It is a two-stage process with a letter of intent stage and a full application stage. Letters of intent are due on the 1st of February and August. The precise dates of each grant cycle are published and updated on this website under Grantgiving Cycles. If your letter of intent is moved forward, you will have about three weeks to submit a full application. All proposals are reviewed by the Foundation staff and Grants Committee, and then approved by the Board of Directors. We do not publish letters of intent.
The Foundation awards grants according to the following priority areas:
- Funding Programs and solutions for long-term improvement in healthy behaviors.
- Promoting healthy living through nutrition, activities and programs in public and private schools to reduce obesity and encourage healthy living.
- Improving parks, programming and the built environment to increase access and physical activity.
- Creating and promoting social networks involving healthy living.
- Funding programs for physical health and emotional well-being.
- Funding learning opportunities and strategic planning to strengthen non-profits.
For additional grant giving areas, please visit Areas of Funding.
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