Ten School Grants To Fund Peaceful Playgrounds

Physical Activity, School Gardens & Childhood Obesity Programming

Healthy Schools (CO) Foundation    

The focus of the Healthy Schools program is to expand the number of public schools and preschools that have health and nutrition education, physical education, healthy food in cafeterias and vending machines, opportunities for physical activity, and health care services.

Award amounts vary. Nonprofit organizations and public agencies located in Colorado are eligible to apply.

Deadline:February 15, 2014

Run for Good Grant

Sponsor: The Saucony Run For Good Foundation

The Saucony Run For Good Foundation is committed to improving the lives of children by helping to prevent and reduce childhood obesity and healthy lifestyle programs for youth.

Funding Amount:  $10,000 

Deadline: December 13, 2013 

Fitness Program Grants 

Sponsor: Good Sports

Good Sports helps to lay the foundation for healthy, active lifestyles by providing athletic equipment, footwear, and apparel to disadvantaged young people nationwide. By partnering with sporting goods manufacturers, Good Sports is able to provide equipment, apparel, and footwear to programs in need.

Award amounts vary. Schools are encouraged to apply.

Deadline: December 31, 2013

Sponsor: Fiskars

Project Orange Thumb encourages creative expression in gardening by providing grants to efforts geared toward sustainable agriculture, neighborhood beautification, youth development and community involvement.

Funding Amount: $5,000
Deadline: December 5, 2011

 Youth Athletic and Active Lifestyle Grant Programs

Sponsor: Finish Line Youth Foundation

Finish Line Youth Foundation focuses funding on organizations that provide opportunities for youth participation in the following areas: (1) Youth athletic programs - Community-based programs with an emphasis on sports and active lifestyle, especially programs serving disadvantaged and special needs kids.

Funding Amount: $1,000 - $5,000. 

Deadline: December 31, 2013

Find Your Balance Challenge

Sponsor: Together Counts

The Find Your Balance Challenge is open to elementary school classrooms in grades K-5 and rewards student teams for taking steps toward achieving Energy Balance in your own school communities.

Funding Amount: $30,000 Grand Prize Grant. One Second Place  $10,000 and   Third Place school  $5,000 grant.

Deadline: 1/31/2014

Toolbox for Education Grants

Sponsor: The Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation

The Lowe’s Foundation is accepting applications for its Toolbox for Education Grant Program. The purpose of this program is to support school improvement projects at K-12 public schools in the United States. For the 2012-13 school year program, the foundation will give priority to supporting the basic needs of communities. Projects that encourage parent involvement and build stronger community spirit are encouraged.

Funding Amount:  $5,000 will be awarded. 

Deadline: February 15, 2013

Champions for Healthy Kids

Sponsor: The General Mills Foundation

The General Mills Foundation, in collaboration with the American Dietetic Association Foundation and the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, is accepting applications for its Champions for Healthy Kids grant program. The purpose of the program is to support sustainable, effective programs working to improve nutrition and physical fitness behaviors for youth.

Funding Amount: $10,000

Deadline: March 15, 2014

Rite Aid

An option is to enroll your school in KidsCents where people can round up your purchases at Rite Aid and give the change to programs for kids and communities.


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