The goal of the Health Foundation of South Florida's Healthy Eating Active Communities initiative is to build environments that promote nutrition and physical activity at the individual, family, institutional/organizational, and community level.
To that end, grants of up to $60,000 will be awarded to support the implementation of evidence-based and innovative programs aimed at increasing children’s knowledge of and attitudes toward healthy eating, leading to healthier nutrition behavior change.
To be eligible, applicants must be a tax-exempt nonprofit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or a local or state governmental agency. In addition, projects must exclusively serve the residents of Broward, Miami-Dade, and/or Monroe counties
Priority will be given to programs that implement evidence-based nutrition and physical activity programs (i.e., SPARK, CATCH); show the organizational and staff capacity needed to sustain the program through a train-the-trainer model or program institutionalization (i.e., core operating budget); reach a significant number of children (i.e., minimum of five hundred); support system-wide implementation; and show high likelihood of sustainability coupled with a policy, systems, or environmental change strategy (i.e., school gardens/food forests).
See the Health Foundation of South Florida website for program priorities, eligibility criteria, and application instructions.