GRANT OPPORTUNITIES

 

The Esping Family Foundation

The Esping Family Foundation exists to help people and institutions of Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas help themselves and future generations. Under the terms of its charter, the Foundation can distribute grants only to qualified public entities or 501(c)(3) charities serving the people of Texas. Focus areas include K-12 education, youth development, and children & families.

Funding: $500 to $50,000

Due Date: April 1st and October 1st annually

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Carton to Garden

Evergreen Packaging and KidsGardening.org are proud to present our third annual national Carton 2 Garden Contest!  Open to public and private schools, contest winners will be selected based on their implementation of an innovative garden creation featuring creative and sustainable uses for repurposed milk and juice cartons.

Your school can get started by collecting at least 100 empty cartons from your home, community, or cafeteria. After gathering cartons, it’s time to design and construct purposeful garden items and structures using them. Looking for ideas? Check out last year’s winners for inspiration and visit us on Facebook, and Twitter for tips, activities, and lessons.

Funding: Amount Varies

Due Date: April 12, 2017

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Voya Unsung Heroes Awards Program

The Voya Unsung Heroes program annually provides grants to K-12 educators utilizing new teaching methods and techniques that improve learning. Each year, educators submit applications for a Voya Unsung Heroes grant by describing projects they have initiated or would like to pursue. Each year, 100 educators are selected to receive $2,000 to help fund their innovative class projects. Three of those are chosen to receive the top awards of an additional $5,000, $10,000 and $25,000. Applications due April 30. 

Award Amount: $2,000

Due date: April 30, 2017 

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Power PE

The National Foundation on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition will grant ten lucky schools P.E. resources through the Presidential Youth Fitness Program (PYFP). To enter to win, complete or update Assessment Module 3 of your Healthy Schools Program Assessment. 

Award Amount: $2,000

Due date: April 30, 2017 

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Fuel Up to Play 60 Grant

Does your school participate in Fuel Up to Play 60? If so, check out the Fuel Up to Play 60 grant opportunity that targets BOTH healthy eating and physical activity.

Funding: Up to $4,000 per year for qualified schools

Due Date: June 14, 2017

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Awards for Excellence in Texas School Health

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Schools and school districts are given cash prizes for school health projects that improve the lifelong physical, mental, and social well-being of students, staff, and the school community. 

Funding: Up to $1,500

Due Date: August 31, 2017

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The Donald Samull Classroom Herb Garden Grant

As a recipient from the estate of Donald Samull, The Herb Society of America established an herb garden grant for elementary school classes grades 3 through 6. These grants ensure that the use of herbs in teaching elementary school students will continue for years to come, a tradition Mr. Samull — an elementary school teacher — used in his classroom to engage and inspire his 3rd–6th grade students.

Public and/or private 3rd through 6th grade teachers, with classes of a minimum of fifteen (15) students may apply for an indoor or an outdoor herb garden grant.

Funding: $200

Due Date: October 1, 2017 

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NFL Player Matching Youth Football Grant

The grant funds provided by the NFL Foundation will help ensure that youth and high school football players have the proper equipment and resources they need to play the game safely. The NFL Player Matching Youth Football Grant program consists of the following two components to help non-profit youth and high school football programs make improvements to their equipment or facilities: 1) Current and former NFL players can donate funds to a non-profit youth or high school football program and the NFL Foundation will match up to $5,000 (Financial Match). OR 2) Former NFL players give the commitment of time – by serving as a registered youth or high school football coach - can apply to have their non-profit football program receive a “matching” grant of up to $8,000 (Coaching Match).

Funding: Valued at $5,000 to $8,000

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NFL PLAY 60 After-School Kickoff Grant Program

Through a partnership between NFL, NFL Network and the NRPA, local park and recreation sites may apply for the opportunity to receive funding and support to complete their afterschool physical activity/health and wellness education programs. The grant can provide new equipment, curriculum, and much more!

Funding: Valued at $7500

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The Dannon Company-Monetary Donations

Supporting improvements in and a better understanding of good nutrition and contribution to the health and well-being of people and communities. Promote healthy living, particularly programs that educate children on nutrition and/or help them to lead healthier lives through nutrition and/or physical activity.

Funding: Amount varies

Due date: rolling deadline

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Healthier US School Challenge

The HealthierUS School Challenge (HUSSC) is a voluntary certification initiative established in 2004 to recognize those schools participating in the National School Lunch Program that have created healthier school environments through promotion of nutrition and physical activity. Monetary incentive awards are available for each HUSSC award level: Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Gold Award of Distinction. Schools can submit an application at any time during the year.

Funding: $500 to $2000

Due Date: Rolling deadline

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Michael and Susan Dell Foundation: Health and Education Grants

The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation's primary goal is to support and initiate programs that directly serve the needs of children living in urban poverty. Priority is given to initiatives addressing children's health, education, and microfinance, as well as initiatives in India and Central Texas that specifically address the needs of children. The Foundation is determined to reverse the trend in childhood obesity by supporting national school-based programs that engage teachers, students and their community in healthy eating choices and regular physical activity. To apply for a grant, go to www.MSDF.org and then to the Grants tab.

Funding: Amount varies

Due Date: Deadline varies

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Justin J. Watt Foundation

The Justin J. Watt Foundation mission is to provide after school athletic opportunities for middle school aged children. Funding to be used for uniforms; safety equipment like helmets, pads, and wrestling or cheerleading mats; balls, bats, nets, and other equipment vital to the sport; and storage equipment. Applications are reviewed quarterly (March, June, September, and December).

Funding: Amount varies

Due date: Rolling deadline

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Children’s Obesity Fund

The Children's Obesity Fund seeks to educate parents and children about the rising obesity rates in America, reverse the statistics and dangerous trends, and help prevent the next generation from continuing down this alarmingly unhealthy road. The fund would like to give money and support nonprofit organizations who share the goal of eliminating the epidemic of childhood obesity.

Funding: Amount varies

Due date: Rolling deadline

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NFL Foundation Grassroots Grant Program

The NFL Foundation and Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) are now accepting applications for the NFL Foundation Grassroots Grant Program – a funding opportunity that provides non-profit, neighborhood-based organizations with financial and technical assistance to improve the quality, safety and accessibility of local football fields. Grants of up to $200,000 in capital improvement projects may be awarded through this grant. Note that this grant requires a 1:1 match.

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Voices for Healthy Kids Grants

Open RFA Grant: aim to fund strategic issue advocacy campaigns focused on fighting childhood obesity through state, local, and tribal public policy campaigns. The duration of these grants will vary but will generally be 1 year or less. Awards can be made up to $90,000.

Rapid Response: aim to fund short-term, reactive projects expected to be pushing policies for passage in the next three to six months and must align with one of the six Voices for Healthy Kids policy priorities. Rapid Response awards range from $15,000 to $100,000.

Strategically Directed Tools: intended to support lobbying activities related to a strategic issue advocacy campaign focused on fighting childhood obesity at the state, local and tribal level. Funding requests may range from $20,000 to $80,000 maximum.

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Oliver Foundation: Healthy Choices Grant

The goal of the Oliver Foundation is to encourage children, families and communities in Texas to improve the eating and physical activity patterns of Pre-School, Elementary, Middle School children. Grants will be awarded to Texas non-profit organizations, agencies and schools that demonstrate the greatest need and likelihood of a sustainable impact on children's nutrition and activity levels through innovative programs. The grants range from $750-$3,000.

Funding: $750 to $3,000

Rolling deadline for applications: April 15th, July 15th and October 15th

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Growing Healthy Schools: IT'S TIME TEXAS

Growing Healthy Schools was designed to help school representatives (teachers, staff, administrators, or PTA members) easily raise funds online to purchase equipment, materials, programs, athletic team gear, etc... that can help improve the school's health.Use the free, easy online platform to fund a healthy project for a school campus and have the chance to win a $2,500, $5,000 or $10,000 grant from H-E-B!

Funding: $2,500, $5,000 or $10,000

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Let's Move! Salad Bars to Schools

In support of Michelle Obama's Let's Move! initiative, Let's Move Salad Bars to Schools is a program attempting to increase fruit and vegetable intake by attempting to fund 6,000 salad bars. Salad bars benefit students by offering them more nutritionally sound choices that energize them throughout the day, and almost 1,750 salad bars have already been funded. For more information on how to apply, visit the Let's Move! Salad Bars to School application guidelines.

Due Date: Submission process is ongoing

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Partners for Breakfast in the Classroom

 The grant is designed to increase breakfast participation in schools with 70% or more of students that qualify for free or reduced meals.  It covers the upfront costs often associated with the startup and implementation of breakfast in the classroom and “grab n’ go” programs, such as purchasing equipment, outreach efforts to parents, program promotion, and other related expenses.

Funding: Varies based on school need

Due Date: Submission process is ongoing

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CATCH Global Foundation

 CATCH Global Foundation will award up to two (2) Let’s Move! Active Schools District Grants to support the implementation of the CATCH Coordinated School Health model. 

Award Amount: $250 PE equipment voucher per school, 1,000 mini-grants per school for CATCH Champion Stipend & Family Wellness Event, One (1) day of school wellness coordination training, and more.

Due date: January 31, 2017

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Lowe’s Toolbox for Education

For more than 65 years, Lowe's has supported the communities we call home. At a time when schools are struggling to support the basic needs of their students, the Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation recognizes the importance of financial support.

This year LCEF is seeking ways to provide the tools to help educators and parent groups through educational challenges by providing the greatest impact, with basic necessities being the priority.

Please keep this focus in mind as you apply for a Lowe's Toolbox for Education® grant in the 2016-2017 academic year. 

Funding: $2,000 to $5,000 

Due Date: February 9, 2017

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Billion Mile Race Fun Run Grant

A Fun Run Grant will equip schools with materials to host a race, walk-a-thon, or fun run event for their school communities. The package includes a set of numbered race bibs, a finish line banner, wristbands for student participants, a Bluetooth speaker, an airhorn,  and a gift card to purchase healthy snacks like fruit and water.

Due Date: February 15, 2017

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 Playworks Power of Play (POP)/ Let's Move! Active Schools

In collaboration with Let's Move! Active Schools, Playworks is providing an opportunity for schools to receive a grant of a free Playworks Power of Play (POP) workshop.  

This three hour workshop will be facilitated by Playworks’ national trainers or regionally certified trainers and will focus on teaching educators in your school about how to use play to increase physical activity and support learning. We will be offering 25 grants valued at $2,000 each to selected members of the Let’s Move! Active Schools community. We are excited about the opportunity to share one of our most popular trainings with many of you and look forward to learning more about your school and needs of your community.

Funding: Valued at $2,000

Due Date: February 28, 2017

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Build-A-Bear Workshop: Children's Health and Wellness Grant

The Build-A-Bear Workshop Bear Hugs Foundation believes in helping children and families by providing financial support through our grant program for programs that assist children with their general health and welfare. We desire that our gifts be used to provide opportunities for fun and friendship, to help children with special needs, to support health services for underserved populations, and to ensure a healthy future for all children.

Funding: Up to$1,000 to $5,000

Due Date: February, yearly

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Healthy Playground Makeover Sweepstakes

Administrators, parents, teachers and community members can enter their facility for a chance to win a new playground and funding for a wellness program! 

Funding: $30,000 grant for a wellness program and new playground

Due Date: March 24, 2017

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School Grants for Healthy Kids

School Breakfast and Game On Grants

Schools may apply for school breakfast grant to pilot or expand their school breakfast program. Schools can also participate in the Game On Grant to fund physical activity or nutrition initiatives. Previously funded schools can apply for additional funds to enhance their programs.

School Breakfast Grant: 500 schools will receive $500 to $3,000

Game On Grant: $500 to $1,000

Due Date: April 7, 2017

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