February's Featured Grants

Connections for Cardiovascular Health (National)

The Connections for Cardiovascular Health program awards Foundation grants of $150,000 and more annually to US-based, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations or similar nonprofit organizations working to improve cardiovascular health in their communities. Community partnerships including schools and after school programs have been previously awarded.

Deadline: February 28, 2013 - Award Amount: $150k - $250,000 – Click Here


The Wellmark Foundation MATCH Grant Program (IA, SD)

The Wellmark Foundation is a non-profit foundation that seeks to improve the health of Iowans, South Dakotans, and their communities. The Foundation provides support to non-profit organizations and public entities to help local communities establish or expand health initiatives. Current funding priorities of the Foundation focus on prevention with these two specific areas: 1) childhood obesity prevention and 2) community-based wellness and prevention. This year, grant awards will be used explicitly as a matching/challenge grant. Submitting a Letter of Interest is required as the first step in the grant application process.

Deadline: April 30, 2013 (LOI) - Award Amount: $50,000 – Click Here


Fuel Up to Play 60 (National)

Funding is available to K-12 schools enrolled in Fuel Up to Play 60. The competitive, nationwide funding program can help your school jumpstart and sustain healthy nutrition and physical activity improvements. Funds can be used to conduct in-school promotions focused on creating a healthier school and to implement Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Plays. Funds can also be used for professional development, nutrition education materials, and physical education equipment materials.

Deadline: June 4, 2013 - Award Amount: $4,000 – Click Here


WellPoint Foundation Funding - Healthy Generations (Select States)

The WellPoint Foundation invests in domestic initiatives that help improve the lives of people and the health of local communities. The Foundation promotes healthy behaviors, health-risk prevention, and healthy environments. Focus areas include childhood obesity prevention. The Foundation considers both local and national initiatives whose outcomes predominantly impact any of the 14 states in which WellPoint, Inc. does business. Eligible organizations include tax exempt organizations, schools, government units, and hospitals.

Deadline: April 19, 2013- Award Amount: Award amounts vary - Click Here