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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.

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

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

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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