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This page provides brief summaries of grants that are currently open that could fund Polar products and services. If you are ready to begin applying for grants today, use this page to learn about grant programs that are accepting applications right now (or that will be accepting applications very soon) to gain an understanding of some of your present time-sensitive funding options.

Please note the grants listed here do not represent an exhaustive list of funders currently accepting applications for grant programs that could fund Polar products and services. While most grant funders have specific time periods during which they will accept applications, some funders accept applications on an ongoing basis (without deadlines). Grants with applications accepted on an ongoing basis are not the focus of this page, so they will not typically be listed here. Please consult the reports on the "Grant Research Reports" page for information on grants accepted on an ongoing basis. Additionally, other opportunities that are good fits for your organization's individual needs and project plan may exist and be currently open beyond what is listed here, not all grants listed here will be applicable to your organization, and only the most basic information about each grant has been included here. You should read the information presented here carefully, and then visit the official grant program website and follow up directly with the funder for each grant you are interested in to ensure you are eligible and fully understand all rules and requirements for each grant you plan to pursue.

Buffalo Bills Youth Foundation, Inc. (NEW YORK)

What kinds of projects are funded?
The Buffalo Bills Foundation supports charitable organizations that emphasize improving the quality of life for youth in Western NY. The Buffalo Bills Youth Foundation will award grants through two programs: The Buffalo Bills Play 60 Program, focused on supporting programs that promote physical activity, nutrition and/or an overall healthy lifestyle for youth, and the General Grant Program, focused on awarding smaller grants with programs focused on promoting fitness, health and safety and youth football.

Who can apply?
Western NY non-profit organizations that are tax-exempt under Section 501c3 of the IRS may submit an initial proposal online.

What is the award size?
$25,000 for awardees through the Buffalo Bills Play 60 Program and smaller grants through the General Grant Program.

When is it due?
The Buffalo Bills Play 60 Grant Program pre-applications are accepted online until March 31. Finalists will be notified by April 15 and must submit full proposals by May 15. General Grant applications must submit an online application by April 30.

Where can I find out more?
www.buffalobills.com/community/youth-foundation.html  

Covidien Corporate Giving Program (SEE GEOGRAPHIC RESTRICTIONS BELOW)

What kinds of projects are funded?
COVIDIEN CARES grants are available in support of those organizations that contribute to the availability of quality, affordable health care in the markets in which we operate. We also support programs that provide prevention, care and treatment strategies for obesity, particularly among children.

Who can apply?
COVIDIEN CARES supports both large and small, fiscally sound nonprofit organizations for whom our financial support will strengthen existing programs or enable the organization to broaden their reach through new programs – all of whom must be IRS qualified charitable or educational 501 (c) (3) organization or an accredited educational institution or are included on the Canada Revenue Agency AND located in one of the following geographic areas:

CALIFORNIA: Carlsbad, Costa Mesa, Irvine, Sunnyvale; COLORADO: Boulder; CONNECTICUT: New Haven; FLORIDA: Deland; GEORGIA: Atlanta, Augusta; ILLINOIS: Crystal Lake, Joliet; INDIANA: Plainfield; MASSACHUSETTS: Bedford, Boston, Chicopee, Mansfield; MINNESOTA: Plymouth, Minneapolis, Wabasha; NEBRASKA: Norfolk; RHODE ISLAND: Providence; SOUTH CAROLINA: Camden, Greenwood, Seneca

What is the award size?
Awards range widely and average between $50,000 -$100,000.

When is it due?
Grants are made annually (with few exceptions) in accordance with the schedule listed below. Grants will be awarded and payment made by the end of June each year. Key dates: November 1 Grant cycle opens AND February 28 Grant cycle closes (deadline).

Where can I find out more?
www.covidien.com/about/social-responsibility/grant

Humana Foundation (CHICAGO, IL, SAN ANTONIO, TX AND TAMPA BAY, FL)

What kinds of projects are funded?
As the philanthropic arm of Humana Inc., the Humana Foundation’s mission is to promote healthy lives and healthy communities. Giving is focused on programs, initiatives and resources that advance childhood health (supporting efforts that improve physical activity and nutritional habits of children and families), intergenerational health and active lifestyles (promoting fun, physically active living as a way of life). Funding is awarded through several different programs.

Who can apply?
Proposals are accepted from 501c3 organizations in geographic areas where Humana has a significance, primarily: Phoenix, AZ, San Diego and San Francisco, CA, Denver, CO, CT, FL, GA, Bloomington, Chicago, Peoria, and Rockford, IL, Indianapolis, IN, Louisville, KY, New Orleans, LA, Boston, MA, Baltimore, MD, Detroit, MI, Kansas City and St. Louis, MO, Charlotte, NC, NJ, Las Vegas, NV, NY, Cincinnati, OH, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, PA, Columbia, SC, Nashville, TN, Austin, Dallas, and Houston, TX, Salt Lake City, UT, VA, and Green Bay and Milwaukee, WI.. Humana Communities Benefit program is open to organizations in Chicago, San Antonio and Tampa Bay.

What is the award size?
The Foundation does not make award amount recommendations, but prefers to consider grants in the amount of $10,000 or more. The Humana Communities Benefit program awards one signature $350,000 grant for a 3-year period; $200,000 in year 1, $100,000 in year 2 and $50,000 in year 3.

When is it due?
Applications are accepted from November 1 – January 15.

Where can I find out more?
www.humanafoundation.org/grant-making

The Maximus Foundation (Virginia and Colorado)

What kinds of projects are funded?
The Maximus Foundation is committed to supporting organizations and programs that promote personal growth and self-sufficiency through improved health, augmented child and family development, and community development. The Foundation considers projects within three specific areas: Community Development, Health Care and Youth and Children Development (supporting programs designed to serve disadvantaged youth with special emphasis on hunger and nutritional services, school enrichment, education and literacy). We provide financial support for non-profit organizations and charities that share our commitment in helping disadvantaged populations and underserved communities.

Who can apply?
The Maximus Foundation provides grants to non-profits organizations and charities that share our commitment in helping disadvantaged populations and underserved communities within our service area. This includes the Reston, Virginia and Denver, Colorado areas within the United States. Organizations are only eligible to receive a grant once per year.

What is the award size?
Most grants are between $3,000 and $5,000 with some larger awards up to $25,000.

When is it due?
January 31 and August 31      

Where can I find out more?
www.maximus.com/corporate-citizenship/maximus-foundation/grant-application

The Blue Ribbon Foundation of Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania (PA)

http://www.abouthccf.org/youth.aspx
The Foundation supports programs designed to improve the health and wellness of residents in PA communities. Special emphasis is directed toward programs designed to address critical health issues through creative, community-based, programmatic initiatives; produce measurable health and wellness results; foster collaborations and partnerships among community organizations; and address the root causes of specific diseases and conditions to help moderate escalating healthcare costs. The Foundation has identified various specific areas of interest including: Health and Wellness Impact Grants - Overweight and Obesity Awareness: supporting programs designed to integrate nutritional, physical, behavioral and/or medical interventions to promote healthy behaviors, eating habits and increased physical activity; improve community awareness of the complications caused by being overweight or obese; and promote healthy lifestyle education.

Who can apply?
Giving limited to areas of company operations in Bradford, Carbon, Clinton, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Lycoming, Monroe, Pike, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Wayne and Wyoming Counties, PA.

What is the award size?
Grant Requests should not exceed $15,000 each.

When is it due?
March 8, June 7, October 4, however, 2014 funding has been suspended due to a high number of awards made earlier in the year. Check back in January 2015.

Where can I find out more?
www.bcnepa.com/Community/BlueRibbon.aspx

Cardinal Health Foundation (AR, IL, KY, NM, OH, TX, WI)

What kinds of projects are funded?
The foundation supports healthcare programs designed to improve efficiency, enhance quality and enable cost-effectiveness; increase awareness of prescription drug abuse; and build health communities. Specific programs have been identified: E3 Grants – Effectiveness, Efficiency and Excellence in Healthcare; Employee Matching Gifts; Employee-Related Scholarships; Essential to Wellness Grants; Prescription Drug Abuse and Misuse Prevention Grant Program; Team Building Grants; Team Fundraising Grants; Volunteer Leadership Grants. Essential to Wellness Grants focus on these two areas:

  • Promoting active, healthy lifestyles for children, families and the elderly
  • Encouraging health literacy, patient education and engagement

Who can apply?
Giving primarily in areas of company operations, with emphasis on Little Rock, AR, northern Chicago, Lake and McHenry County, IL, Radcliff, KY, Alburquerque, NM, central OH, LaVergne, TX, El Paso, TX, PR, Kenosha County, WI; giving also to national organizations and internationally in China, Dominican Republic and Mexico.

What is the award size?
Varies according to program.

When is it due?
January 17 (2015 and forward) for Essential to Wellness Grants

Where can I find out more?
www.cardinal.com

Eat Well, Play More Grants (VT)

What kinds of projects are funded?
Awards will be made to schools offering the best and most innovative physical activity and nutrition program ideas. Ideas should be presented as videos 5 minutes in length or less and may offer program ideas for existing or newly proposed programs. The funder indicates, “We are looking for examples such as, but not limited to, morning running programs, physical activity in the classroom, healthy snack programs and other innovative ways schools are helping students to eat well and play more. We also want to hear about the impact the program has had or you hope will have at your school.”

Who can apply?
Public and private K-12 schools located in Vermont

What is the award size?
Up to $3,000 each

When is it due?
By 5pm 10/31/2014

Where can I find out more?
http://www.gbymca.org/EWPMV-Grants/

Fuel Up to Play 60 Grants

What kinds of projects are funded?
Projects proposing 1 Healthy Eating Play and 1 Physical Activity Play from the 2014-2015 Fuel Up to Play 60 Playbook are eligible to apply for funding.

Who can apply?
K-12 schools enrolled in Fuel Up to Play 60 with a registered Program Administrator and participating in the National School Lunch Program are eligible to apply.

What is the award size?
Up to $4,000 each

When is it due?
11/5/2014

Where can I find out more?
http://school.fueluptoplay60.com/funds/introduction.php

Salina Regional Health Center: Community Health Investment Program (CHIP) (KS)

What kinds of projects are funded?
Projects aimed at improving the health of people in north central Kansas can be supported.

Who can apply?
501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations and government agencies serving people in north central Kansas  appear to be eligible for funding.

What is the award size?
Award sizes vary. Contact the funder to discuss your project and determine a reasonable request amount.

When is it due?
10/29/2014

Where can I find out more?
http://www.srhc.com/about/community_health_investment_program.php

The Colorado Health Foundation: Grants (CO)

What kinds of projects are funded?
The Colorado Health Foundation supports health projects focused on improving health and healthcare for Colorado residents within three priority community outcome areas: Healthy Living, Health Coverage, and Health Care.

Who can apply?
501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, schools, government agencies in Colorado and serving Colorado residents.

What is the award size?
Previous award data shows awards range from $5,000-$8,000,000+ with 75% of awards at or below $400,000.

When is it due?
10/15/2014

Where can I find out more?
http://www.coloradohealth.org/grantmaking.aspx

Hillsdale County Community Foundation Y.O.U.T.H. Grants (MI)

What kinds of projects are funded?
Youth Opportunities Unlimited Throughout Hillsdale (Y.O.U.T.H.) grants support projects in the following areas: education, fine arts, social services, community development, recreation, environmental issues, health and wellness, and improvement in the physical, mental and moral conditions of Hillsdale County young people. The funder indicates, "The foundation seeks to support creative approaches to community needs and problems that benefit the widest possible range of people."

Who can apply?
501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, schools, and government agencies serving a significant number of young people under 21 years of age residing in Hillsdale County, Michigan.

What is the award size?
Contact the funder to discuss your project and determine a reasonable request amount.

When is it due?
11/1/2014

Where can I find out more?
http://www.abouthccf.org/youth.aspx

Driven to Better Health Award (Wisconsin)

What kinds of projects are funded?
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin are offering this AWARD program to boost health and wellness programs involving students, staff, and families by providing mini-grants to schools able to show they are already taking positive actions to motivate increases in regular physical activity and healthy eating which include tracking activity and nutrition in multiple ways as work best for each school.

Who can apply?
Schools in the state of Wisconsin are eligible to apply.

What is the award size?
All participating schools will be considered for DPI awards up to $250 to use for improving their nutrition, physical education, and physical activity programs. To qualify for the following awards, schools must send the evidence indicated:

Bronze (up to $150)

  1. Activity tracking activities (i.e. calendar, pictures, miles, steps, other)
  2. Nutrition tracking activities (i.e. calendar, pictures, other)
  3. Summary Report: 1 or more document description of antidotal success

Silver (up to $200)

  1. Activity tracking (i.e. calendar, pictures, miles, steps, other)
  2. Nutrition tracking (i.e. calendar, pictures, other)
  3. Summary Report: 1 or more page document description of antidotal success
  4. School wellness policy reflecting system changes to improve a healthy school environment
  5. Partial grades enroll in Mission Health

Gold    (up to $250)

  1. Activity tracking activities (ie. calendar, pictures, miles, steps, other)
  2. Nutrition tracking (ie. calendar, pictures, miles, steps, other)
  3. Summary Report: 1or more page document description of antidotal success
  4. Family environment changes (calendar, journal, reflections)
  5. All grades enroll in Mission Health
  6. School wellness policy reflecting system changes to improve a healthy school environment

When is it due?
You must register your program by January 1, 2015 to be eligible for an award. The program summary and required documents must be submitted by April 1, 2015.

Where can I find out more?
Contact Eileen Hare with questions at (608) 267-9234. Visit the website at: http://sspw.dpi.wi.gov/sspw_driventohealth.

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