Funding Opportunities

This page contains different grant and funding opportunities that can help in creating a healthier environment for our kids.

AFHK School Grants

Deadline: May 2, 2014

Through partners CSX Transportation, Kellogg Company, and the Kellogg’s Company Fund, (and more!) Action for Healthy Kids is pleased to release its School Grants for Healthy Kids opportunities for the 2014-2015 school year.  Around 1,000 schools will be awarded funds ranging from $500 to $5,000 to support school breakfast and physical activity programs. Funded schools will also receive expertise and people power to help implement a successful project that leads to sustainable change.

Let’s Move! Salad Bars to School
Deadline: Ongoing

Any K-12 school district participating in the National School Lunch Program is eligible to apply.   Schools currently awarded with the Bronze Status of above in the Healthier US School Challenge automatically qualify for a salad bar donation, with the stipulation that the school or district desires and can support a salad bar every day in school lunch.

Campbell Soup Foundation
Deadline: Ongoing

The Campbell Soup Foundation provides grants to local champions who inspire positive change in communities in which its employees work, including Napoleon, Wauseon, and Willard, Ohio.  The Foundation limits grants to nonprofit organizations focusing on hunger relief, wellness, education, and community revitalization.

Cabot Creamery
Deadline: Rolling

Cabot Creamery is providing up to $200.00 matching grants to schools and clubs promoting healthy initiatives for kids and communities. Matching funds required.
Easy entry online.  Our farmers want to help you grow healthy kids.
Lots of resources and ideas for
creating a wellness fair, workshops, and school gardens.

Verizon Foundation
Deadline: accepted annually January 1 through October 31

The Verizon Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Verizon Communications, works to improve lives through literacy, knowledge, and a readiness for the 21st Century. The Foundation provides support to nonprofit organizations throughout the United States that address one of the following funding priorities: supporting innovative technology-based approaches to literacy and education for both adults and children, preventing domestic violence and helping victims gain independence, improving healthcare through technology, and educating parents and children about Internet safety. Grants generally range from $5,000 to $10,000. Online applications may be submitted from January 1 through October 31, annually. Visit to take the eligibility quiz and submit an online application.

Magic Johnson Foundation Community-Based Grants (Cleveland, OH)
Application Deadline: Rolling

Programs recommended by the Magic Johnson Foundation for funding must be dedicated to serving the underrepresented, low-income and/or inner-city area in which they reside.  Programs must be located in one of the designated cities- Cleveland, OH being one.

Nike Physical Activity Grants for Youth
Application Deadline: Rolling

Nike Inc. supports programs that increase and promote physical activity and seeks to: 1) get youth more physical active; 2) get youth involved in the teamwork of sports; 3) have real, positive and measurable impact.  Eligible applicants include nonprofit organizations with 501 ( c ) (3) status in communities where Nike has significant employee or business presence.

HealthierUS School Challenge (USDA)

The HealthierUS School Challenge (HUSSC) is a voluntary 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.

Schools have the opportunity to receive Bronze, Silver, Gold, or Gold of Distinction recognition.

MetLife Foundation

MetLife Foundation was established for the purpose of supporting educational, health, civic and cultural organizations. Goals are to strengthen communities, promote good health and improve education. Health: To help people make more informed decisions about their health, grants are directed toward national health promotion and education initiatives, substance abuse prevention, youth health and fitness, healthy aging and research on Alzheimer’s disease. Must be non-profit.  The deadline for applications is open.  Click on the link above for further details.

Jump Rope for Heart and Hoops for Heart Grant Program

The American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (AAHPERD) is accepting applications for its Jump Rope for Heart and Hoops for Heart grant program. The program enables organizations that have held a Jump Rope for Heart or Hoops for Heart event in the previous year to purchase equipment to improve heir physical education opportunities for children, receive the National Association for Sport and Physical Education Quality Physical Education Package, continue membership with AAHPERD, and attend the AAHPERD National Convention and Exposition.  Click on the links above to access more information and the application.

Baseball Tomorrow Fund Offers Support for Youth Baseball and Softball Programs
Deadline for Letters of InquiryOpen

The Baseball Tomorrow Fund is a joint initiative between Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association designed to promote and enhance the growth of outh participation in baseball and softball.  Grants are intended to finance a new program, expand or improve anisting program, undertake a new ollaborative effort, or obtain facilities or equipment necessary for youth baseball or softball programs.

For more funding opportunities, check out Shaping America’s Youth Website.