Monday, July 01, 2013

Grants for Nonprofits Providing Nutrition Education and Help to Under-Served Communities

From The Foundation Center...

"Deadline: September 15, 2013

"Aetna Foundation Accepting Applications for Regional Nutrition and Physical Activity Programs


"The Aetna Foundation is dedicated to the promotion of wellness, health, and access to high-quality health care for everyone, while supporting the communities it serves.

"The foundation's Regional Grants program funds community-wellness initiatives that serve those most at risk for poor health - including low-income, under-served, and minority populations -- in Aetna's priority cities and states.

"In 2013, grants will target communities where healthy food can be difficult to buy, and where social and environmental factors may limit people's ability to be physically active. The foundation is particularly interested in programs that provide nutrition education and help increase the availability of affordable fresh fruits and vegetables in under-served communities and/or programs that provide opportunities for physical activity in under-served communities.

"Typically, grants support school-based and after school nutrition and fitness programs that help children learn healthy habits at an early age, community-based nutrition education programs for children and families, efforts to increase the availability or affordability of fresh fruits and vegetables in communities, and community gardening and urban farming activities for children and families.

"Priority consideration will be given to programs that focus on healthy food choices and physical activity through a racial and ethnic health equity lens.

"Grant amounts will range from $25,000 to $40,000.

"To be eligible, applicants must be nonprofit organizations with evidence of IRS 501(c)(3) designation or de facto tax-exempt status. A tax identification number is necessary to apply online.
See the Aetna Foundation's Web site for a list of the foundation's priority cities and states, as well as eligibility and application guidelines."

4 comments:

Dean Winchester said...

I have been looking in to getting some good nutrition education programs. thanks for it.

Jason Knight said...

That is interesting, I have always enjoyed looking at nutrition education programs. I think that it is pretty important and that it can help quite a few people.

Rose Piper said...

Its so nice to know there is funding for nutrition education programs. It all starts with educating people about their bodies and how nutrition affects everything they do.

Steve Trevor said...

This is great. Nutrition education programs are really important nowadays.