The Healthy Jacksonville Childhood Obesity Prevention Coalition is honored to receive funding support from many organizations including the Florida Blue Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

The following are a list of funding opportunities for active living/healthy eating initiatives that have great potential for our community approach for growing healthier kids.

Organic Farming Research Foundation Grants

The Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFR) grants program is open to all applicants residing in Canada, Mexico, and the United States. OFRF particularly encourages farmers, ranchers, researchers, and extension personnel to consider applying for funding.

The foundation offers grants in the areas of Research and Education and Outreach:

Research Grants provide support for research on organic farming and food systems and the dissemination of these research results to the greater agricultural community. Proposals must involve farmers or ranchers in project design and implementation and take place on working organic farms or ranches whenever possible. In addition, proposals should articulate how the proposed research project will foster the improvement or adoption of organic farming systems. OFRF will only fund projects in North America (which includes Canada, the United States, and Mexico). The average research grant awarded in OFRF’s last funding cycle was $13,300. OFRF will not fund a project for more than $15,000 per year except for fruit research grants, for which the maximum grant size is $20,000 per year.

Education and Outreach Grants fund the development of educational opportunities and materials that are pertinent to organic agricultural production or marketing and are aimed at organic producers and/or those considering making the transition to organic certification. OFRF will also accept proposals to fund activities that promote information sharing among organic agricultural researchers and organic farmers and ranchers. OFRF usually does not fund development of educational materials targeted primarily at consumers or the general public or programs for children. The average education/outreach grant awarded in OFRF’s last funding cycle was $8,883.

For more information, visit the OFRF website.

Everyday Capacity Building

Award Amount: $5,000
Deadline: Summer cycle- April 30th; Winter cycle- October 30th

All 501 ( c ) (3) non-profit or working through a fiscal agent, that have been in existence for at least two years and have mission focus on serving a public land site are eligible to apply for this grant.

Link to RFP

NEA Nickelodeon Big Help Grant

Award Amount: $2,000 and $5,000
Deadline: June 1/ October 15

The NEA Foundation especially encourages grant applications from teachers with less than seven years of experience in the profession and education support professionals. Preference will be given to members of the National Education Association.

Ben and Jerry's Foundation

Award Amount: up to $20,000
Deadline: Summer: June 15; Winter: December 15

The Grassroots Organizing for Social Change Program offers general or project support to non-profit organizations throughout the United States

Link to RFP

Bank of America Basic Human Services

Deadline: Hunger – August 8th 2014
Must pass eligibility quiz

Voices of Healthy Kids Program Strategic Campaign

Award Amount: Up to $90,000

Deadline: Rolling

Applications must be specific to an individual campaign goaled to change public policy in one state, local, or tribal geographic location and must align with one of the six Voices for Healthy Kids policy priorities. Budgets must include one Campaign Coordinator position and a legal contingency of no less than 5 percent of the operating budget as well as matching funds on behalf of the applicant.

Link to RFP.

Voices of Healthy Kids Program Rapid Response

Award Amount: $15,000-$100,000
Deadline: Rolling

Funding is for non-lobbying activities only, must include a legal contingency of no less than five percent, and cannot be used for staff salaries.

Link to RFP.

The RGK Foundation

Award Amount: $25,000 (average)
Deadline: No deadline for submitting an electronic Letter of inquiry

The Foundation’s current interests in the area of Health/Medicine include programs that promote the health and well-being of children, programs that promote access to health services, and Foundation-initiated programs focusing on ALS.

Link to RFP.

Cedar Tree Foundation

Award Amount: Varies upon request
Deadline: Rolling Deadline

Consideration will be given to proposals demonstrating strong elements of environmental justice and/or conservation within the program areas listed above.


Link to RFP.

Allen Foundation Inc.

Award Amount: Varies upon request
Deadline: December 31st yearly

Projects that primarily benefit programs for human nutrition in the areas of health, education, training, and research. Preference may be given to proposals that include matching funds from the institution or other partners including in-kind contribution.

Link to RFP.

Awesome Food Micogrant

Award Amount: $1,000
Deadline: Monthly

Have an awesome idea involving food, be it urban farming, food truck, recipe collects, pop-up cafes, or health? The more inventive the better. The application is very simple, mainly consisting of two essay questions: “Describe yourself, your project, and how you’ll pull it off” and “How would you use the money?”

Link to RFP.

The Wallace Foundation

Award Amount: Varies
Deadline: On going

In most cases, The Wallace Foundation identifies prospective grantees and invites them, through “requests for proposals” or other careful screening, to submit applications for grants. Nevertheless inquiries may submit by e-mail, briefly describing your project, your organization, the estimated total cost of the project and the portion requiring funding to: The Wallace Foundation

Link to RFP.

Do Something

Award Amount: Varies
Deadline: 2 every week

Link to RFP

News Challenge

The News Challenge will call on participants to answer the question:
How might we harness data and information for the health of communities? Some of the types of projects that we might see include:
  • Ideas that make large public datasets useful
  • Ideas that help inform health care consumers
  • Ideas that leverage personal behavioral data, social media data and/or public data to inform lifestyle choices
  • Ideas that inform local health policy
During the opening “inspiration” phase of the challenge starting August 19th, partners will be able to identify needs, share success stories, post data sets, and contribute ideas and more at The challenge will be open for entries from September 3rd through September 17th, so please spread the word and urge members of your community or other interested stakeholders to get involved! You can learn more at this blog as well as by following #newschallenge on Twitter.

Children's Fund Seeks Grant Proposals for Youth Creativity Programs

The Lego Children’s Fund is accepting grant proposals for programs dedicated to inspiring and encouraging youth creativity. The fund supports programs serving in children from birth to age 14, with priority consideration for disadvantaged or at-risk youth.

Each quarter, the fund awards grants ranging between $500 and $5,000 to organizations working with disadvantaged children and special projects or programs designed to elevate a child’s opportunities for exploring creativity. The fund also awards grants to organizations supported by LEGO employee volunteers and organizations serving Connecticut and western Massachusetts. In addition, $100,000 per year is awarded to a single organization identified and selected by the fund’s board of directors.

Qualified grantees must be 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations (including educational organizations) that require support for projects in the areas of early childhood education and development; technology and communications that help advance learning opportunities; and sports or athletic programs on underserved youth.

To ensure that a request is considered for a particular trustee meeting, proposals must be received by the following dates: April 15, July 15, October 15, and January 15.

Grant program guidelines and applications are available at the Lego Children’s Fund Web site.

Contact:Link to Complete RFP.
Deadline: Quarterly

Saucony Run for Good Foundation Seeks Proposals for Youth Running Programs

The Saucony Run For Good Foundation is committed to informing the public about the cause and prevention of childhood obesity and provides funding to optimize the impact and success of community organizations that promote running and healthy-lifestyle programs for youth.

The foundation awards between ten and twenty grants a year for programs that encourage active and healthy lifestyles in children. To be eligible for a grant, organizations must have 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status, operate a program that serves youth age 18 or under, and be able to demonstrate positive impact on the lives of program participants through their increased participation in running. Grant recipients will be announced two months after the application deadlines (in February and in August).

Complete application and eligibility guidelines, including an FAQ, are available on the Saucony Run for Good Foundation Web Site.

Contact:Link to Complete RFP.
Deadline: December 13, 2013

The Kresge Foundation Community Health Partnership and Healthy Environments Grant

The Kresge Foundation funds U.S. non profit 501(c) 3 organizations and government entities. They accept proposals for Health grants on a rolling basis in two focus areas: Community Health Partnerships and Healthy Environments. The Community Health Partnerships focus area invests 2 categories: Building a better primary-care safety-net and Innovative approaches to improve community health.The Healthy Environments focus area invests in 3 categories: healthy homes, transportation and the built environment and healthy food.

Contact: Link to Complete RFP.
Deadline: Open (rolling)

American Heart Association - Childhood Obesity Rapid Response Fund

The American Heart Association is offering supplemental advocacy grants for 501c3 organizations working on active/promising public policy change on childhood obesity. After reviewing the overview and FAQ, the first step is to reach out to regarding possible fit.

Download the intake form and grant overview.
Deadline: Rolling

Wells Fargo - Corporate Giving Grants

Accessible to schools and non-profit organizations in certain counties of Florida (check website for eligibility)

Contact: Link to Complete RFP.
Deadline: Grants may be submitted throughout the year.

The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation - Fruit Tree 101

Fruit Tree 101 is a program that brings fruit tree orchards to school yards so students can improve the quality of the air and water while creating a source of tasty snacks for decades to come.

Contact: Link to Complete RFP.
No Deadline

American Honda Foundation

Funding Priority is given to youth education, specifically in the areas of (STEM) science, technology, engineering, mathematics, the environment, job training, and literacy. These are large grants ranging from 20,000-75,000 for a year.

Contact: Link to Complete RFP.
Deadline:There are four submission deadlines throughout the year but only one request per 12 month period.

Do Something Seed Grants

Applicants must be 25 or under and U.S. or Canadian citizen. Grants awarded weekly $500 award
Contact: Link to Complete RFP.
Deadline: Rolling

No Kid Hungry - Share Our Strength Award Grant

No Kid Hungry-Share Our Strength awards grants to nonprofit organizations, schools, and other eligible organizations who are involved in the following activities:

  • Increasing access to summer meals programs supported through the Summer Food Service Program or the National School Lunch “Seamless Summer” Program.
  • Educating and enrolling more eligible families in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program.
  • Increasing the availability of school breakfast through alternative models such as “in-classroom” breakfast and “grab-n-go” breakfasts.
  • Increasing access to afterschool snack and meal programs, as well as child care programs, supported through the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).
  • Advocacy around any of the above anti-hunger issues.

Average Grant Size: $5,000 – $10,000. The call for proposals are twice a year: once in the spring for funding summer meals programs and early summer for other funding priorities. No Kid Hungry-Share Our Strength accepts letters of inquiry at any time, and will be notified of the next available grant opportunity.

Contact: Link to Complete RFP

The Food Family Farming Foundation - Healthy Breakfast 4 Kids Grant

The Food Family Farming Foundation is offering $2500 equipment grants to high-needs schools for the purpose of assisting in the successful establishment of universal breakfast in the classroom programs. Grant awardees will be able to order $2500 worth of food service small wares or equipment to help support implementing breakfast in the classroom via an online order.

*Available to K-12 schools that participate in the School Breakfast Program
Contact: Link to Complete RFP.

National Institute of Health
U.S. Department of Agriculture
U.S. Senator Bill Nelson
U.S. Senator Marco Rubio
U.S. Representative Ander Crenshaw
U.S. Representative Corinne Brown
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation


Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Grants
Florida Department of Health


Community Foundation in Jacksonville
City of Jacksonville
Nonprofit Center of Northeast Florida