Erie Community Foundation Shaping Tomorrow Grants
What kinds of projects are funded? Grants can be for any of the 8 Erie Community Foundation Vital Signs areas, but the 2014 focus will be on Health, Education, and The Economy. Focuses under Health are Adult Health, Child Health, and Diabetes. The focus of child health is K-6 overweight and obesity. There is some interest in overweight and obesity outcomes for 7-12 as well. Under Adult Health, physical activity and overweight/obesity are among many indicators the Foundation intends to follow. Details on Vital Signs can be found at http://www.erievitalsigns.org/about-us
Who can apply? Non-profits located in Erie County, PA service a target population with a majority located in Erie County, PA
What is the award size? Total grant awards are up to $300,000 each—so this is a big one!
When is it due? There are TWO grant deadlines this year: 2/14/2014 and 8/27/2014.
Where can I find out more? http://www.eriecommunityfoundation.org/for-grant-seekers/grantmaking/shaping-tomorrow/
BCBS South Carolina Foundation Grants
What kinds of projects are funded? The Foundation is making grants for Prevention of Obesity and six other health-related topic areas in 2014. Details on focuses within each topic area can be found at: http://www.bcbsscfoundation.org/grants.aspx.
Who can apply? Nonprofit organizations that have a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status as determined by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), government agencies (appears to include schools), and educational/research institutions that are tax-exempt in South Carolina serving populations in South Carolina.
What is the award size? There is no specific request limit or range, but request should be clearly justified and reasonable.
When is it due? There will be TWO grant cycles this year—one in the spring and one in the fall. Information is currently only available for the spring cycle. Those interested in applying now must submit a Letter of Intent using the Foundation’s two-page form to be received by 5pm on 2/19/2014. If the Foundation is interested in the project, they will request a full proposal and indicate the deadline after the letter has been reviewed.
Where can I find out more? http://www.bcbsscfoundation.org/grants/applyforagrant.aspx
BCBS of Alabama Be Healthy School Grant
What kinds of projects are funded? Projects for physical activity and nutrition programs for schools serving grades K-6 in Alabama will be funded.
Who can apply? Schools that enroll grades K-6 in Alabama
What is the award size? 25 $10,000 grants will be awarded.
When is it due? 3/7/2014
Where can I find out more? https://www.bcbsal.org/web/documents/1511503/9929546/Jan+13%2C%202014+-+Blue+Cross+and+Blue+Shield+of+Alabama+Continues+Fight+Against+Childhood+Obesity+with+Be+Healthy+School+Grant+Program/117b3656-98bb-4efe-8954-9e41209368be.
Email CommunityRelations@bcbsal.org to request an application.
General Mills Champions for Healthy Kids
What kinds of projects are funded? Projects offering physical activity and nutrition education to youth ages 2-18 that involve a Registered Dietitian can be funded.
Who can apply? Applicants must have be 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations, schools, or units of government in order to apply.
What is the award size? $20,000
When is it due? 3/14/2014
Where can I find out more? http://www.generalmills.com/en/Responsibility/community_engagement/Grants/Champions_for_healthy_kids.aspx
Straight A Fund
What kinds of projects are funded? The Ohio Department of Education’s Straight A Fund is now offering its second round of funding. Straight A is an exciting and unique opportunity because funds can be awarded for almost any sustainable K-12 school project idea that will increase student achievement or resources devoted to the classroom. 24 grant awards were made in Round 1 for a range of school projects from dual-enrollment efforts to STEM projects and did include one physical activity and nutrition-focused project!
*It is extremely important to note that Straight A places a tremendous focus on project sustainability. The application includes narrative sections on sustainability, as well as a five-year Financial Impact Table that must be completed to prove the project can be afforded and sustained at no additional cost to the applicant. All applications will undergo a Sustainability Screening in addition to the Application Review as part of the scoring process.
Who can apply? Schools located in Ohio can apply to Straight A. Schools who were awarded Straight A funds in Round 1 and schools that were partners on winning applications in Round 1 are NOT precluded from applying for and receiving funding in Round 2.
What is the award size? Individual applicants can be awarded up to $5 Million, and consortium applicants can be awarded up to $15 Million.
When is it due? Non-binding, optional letters of intent are due by 3/7/2014. Applications must be submitted by 4/3/2014.
Where can I find out more? Visit the Straight A Fund Program Website for full details on program rules, requirements, and application procedures, including links to register for and access recorded webinars about the program.