Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Lowe's Toolbox for Education Grant

The Lowe's Toolbox for Education grant program provides parent groups with financial tools to help improve their children's schools. Grant awards of up to $5,000 support school improvement projects at public schools nationwide. Since 2006, through Toolbox for Education, the Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation has donated nearly $10 million to more than 2,000 K-12 schools, benefitting over one million schoolchildren.

The Spring 2009 cycle is now open. The deadline for submitting applications for this grant cycle is 5pm EST, February 13, 2009. Approximately 20 schools received grant funds from the Toolbox for Education Grants for funding Peaceful Playgrounds at their school site in 2008.



Purpose: Call for Proposals: Communities Creating Healthy Environments

Communities Creating Healthy Environments
is a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) that aims to prevent childhood obesity by increasing access to healthy foods and safe places to play in communities of color. The program will advance RWJF's efforts to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic by 2015 by supporting diverse, community-based organizations and federally chartered tribal nations in the development and implementation of effective, culturally competent policy initiatives to address childhood obesity at the local level. Through this call for proposals, RWJF will award grants for policy advocacy to improve food and recreation environments in up to 10 communities at high risk for obesity.