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Some Upcoming Grant Opportunities: Fall 2015

Here are some featured upcoming grant opportunities:

Fuel Up To Play 60 Grants (All States)

Program Information: Up to $4,000 per year is available to qualified K-12 schools enrolled in Fuel Up to Play 60 to kick start healthy changes. Grants are for approved physical activity and healthy eating “plays.”

Deadline: November 4th, 2015

2015 National School Lunch Program Equipment Assistance Grants (California)

Program Information: This grant will allow school food authorities (SFA) to purchase the equipment needed to serve healthier meals, meet the new nutritional standards with an emphasis on more fresh fruits and vegetables, improve food safety, and expand access. Awards will be up to $100,000

Deadline: November 2nd, 2015

Straight A Fund (Ohio)

Program Information: Applicants may select one of the following goals: (1.) Increased student achievement; (2.) A spending reduction in the five-year forecast or positive performance on other fiscal measures established by the Straight A Fund Governing Board; (3.) Greater share of resources directed into the classroom; and (4.) Use of a shared services delivery model that demonstrates increased efficiency and effectiveness, long-term sustainability and scaleability. Individual applicants my request up to $1 Million, and consortia may request up to $15 Million; although because only a total of $15 Million is available this year, requests for under $1 Million may receive preference/priority.

Deadline: December 1st, 2015

NYS Health Foundation 2016 Special Projects Fund (New York)

Program Information: The Special Projects Fund provides grants for projects outside of the Foundation’s two priority areas of (1) Building healthy communities and (2) Improving transparency and affordability to empower consumers. Projects serving vulnerable populations and that are expected to have large-scale or statewide impact tend to be more competitive.

Deadline: There are two cycles. The required online inquiry form deadlines are November 4th, 2015 and April 7th, 2016. Full application deadlines are December 29th, 2015 and Wednesday May 25th, 2016. Applications in which the Foundation is interested following review of the online inquiry form will be invited to submit full applications and sent information on how to do that at that time.

Colorado Health Foundation’s Out-of-School Time Physical Activity Grants (Colorado)

Program Information: This funding opportunity will support organizations to provide quality, structured physical activity in out-of-school time settings (including before school, after school and summer programs). Applicants must propose to add or expand physical activity in an existing out-of-school time program. Projects must focus on grades K-8 and serve a high proportion of students from high-need/low-income communities. The funder also requires proposed programs, “Provide a minimum of 90 minutes of structured physical activity per week, for no less than two days per week. Children must be engaged in moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) a minimum of 50 percent of the structured physical activity time.”

Deadlines: February 15th, 2016 and June 15th, 2016

Saucony Run for Good Grants (All States) 

Program Information: The Saucony Run for Good Foundation is committed to reversing obesity rates by offering children the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of running and a healthier lifestyle. Maximum award size is $10,000 to initiate, expand, or improve running programs for children and/or teens.
Deadlines: Deadlines are on February 1st and August 1st annually.

Grant Opportunity: Kaiser Permanente Programs

One of America’s leading health care providers, Kaiser Permanente, offers multiple areas of grant opportunities. Grants are broken down to national and regional sections. National grants are made to programs that serve multiple Kaiser Permanente regions and/or have a national impact on health and policy. Complete details on the national grant program eligibility as well as the program application are available through Kaiser Permanente’s website. Applications are reviewed on a quarterly basis throughout the year.

Regional grants are made available near the locations of Kaiser Permanente regional offices. The regions listed are Northern California, Southern California, Colorado, Georgia, Hawaii, Mid-Atlantic, and Northwest. From a broad perspective, the organization states that successful grant applicants fit within Kaiser Permanente’s funding priorities with work that examines social determinants of health and/or addresses the elimination of health disparities and inequities. Funding priority areas include community health initiatives, safety net partnerships, care for low-income people, and developing and disseminating knowledge but do differ by region and sub-region, so be sure to consult the region and sub-region relevant to your specific target population’s location.

With the RFP and grantmaking process different for each region, interested applicants within one of the listed regions should visit their regional page. Links to each regions grant section can be found under “Regional Grants” on the grants overview page. Additionally, we have broken out some information below:

Northern California

  • Central Valley (Organizations that meet basic eligibility requirements and seeking an unsolicited grant for a program that fits with current priorities may submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) application at any time.
  • Diablo (Letter of Interest due March 2nd, 2015)
  • East Bay (2015 information hasn’t been announced)
  • Fresno (2015 application dates have passed)
  • Greater Southern Alameda (2015 information hasn’t been announced)
  • Marin/Sonoma (2015 information hasn’t been announced)
  • Napa-Solano (2015 information hasn’t been announced)
  • Roseville (Application due March 23, 2015–mandatory letters of interest were due in early February)
  • Sacramento (Applicants who submitted required letters of intent due earlier in the year will be notified March 5th, 2015 if they are invited to submit a full proposal)
  • San Francisco (Next solicitation is scheduled for Fall 2015)
  • South Bay/San Jose/Santa Clara (Letters of Interest are due February 27th, 2015, Full applications due April 17th, 2015.)
  • San Mateo (Applications due March 13th, 2015)
  • South Sacramento (Applicants who submitted required letters of intent due earlier in the year will be notified March 4th, 2015 if they are invited to submit a full proposal)

Southern California






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