The Northwest Health Foundation works to advance its vision of giving every person in Oregon and southwestern Washington the opportunity to lead a healthy life by providing funding to health-related initiatives, forming partnerships with health and community leaders, and advocating for policy change.
To that end, the foundation currently is accepting applications for its Oregon Active Schools initiative, which supports school programs that inspire a lifelong love of physical activity and its many benefits for children in Oregon through opportunities to be active before, during, and after school. Through the program, grants of up to $3,000 will be awarded to selected organizations.
Grant funds may cover the cost of program(s) and related equipment; professional development and training materials; and/or posters, newsletters, and other marketing materials. Grants also may be used to support programs that have already been implemented.
Grant funds may not be used to support the salaries of school/district employees; one-time activities/events (unless they are clearly linked to creating sustainable active school environments); activities/items covered by the school's general fund; traditional classroom curricula; or activities that benefit only some students (e.g., competitive sports teams).
Grant amounts will be $3,000 for first-year applicants and $1,500 for second- and third-year applicants.
To be eligible, applicants must be a K-8 school in Oregon.
For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the Northwest Health Foundation website.