Need funding to get more children active? Apply for one of the following grants:
Grant #1: The 2009 Champions for Healthy Kids grant program will award $10,000 each to about 50 community-based groups working on creative ways to help youth adopt healthy eating and physical activity behavior. The General Mills Foundation, in partnership with the American Dietetic Association Foundation and the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, developed the Champions for Healthy Kids grant program in 2002.
Interested in this opportunity? Don't delay! Online applications are due January 15, 2009 (at 11:59 pm CST).
Grant #2: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) is seeking proposals for Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities, a national program whose primary goal is to implement healthy-eating and active-living policy- and environmental-change initiatives that can support healthier communities for children and families across the United States. The program places special emphasis on reaching children at highest risk for obesity on the basis of race/ethnicity, income and/or geographic location. RWJF will award approximately 60 grants to community partnerships across the United States, each of which will receive up to $360,000 total over 4 years. All grantees must secure a cash and/or in-kind match equal to at least 50% of the RWJF award over the entire grant period.
The deadline for brief proposals is February 3, 2009 (at 3:00 pm EST). All proposals must be submitted electronically through the RWJF Grantmaking Online system.