Funding Available for Healthy Eating, Active Living Projects!

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February 15, 2016

The Colorado Health Foundation

Several new funding opportunities in the Healthy Living outcome area


February 15, 2016


Building or revitalizing school gardens

$500 – $2,000

February 29, 2016 USA Track & Field and Let’s Move! Active Schools Equipment to foster running, jumping and throwing skills


March 3, 2016

Smart from the Start

Encourage preschool teachers to create practical, long-term improvements in nutrition and physical activity

Up to $20,000

March 15, 2016

Captain Planet Foundation EcoTech grants Engage children in inquiry-based projects in STEM fields


March 15, 2016

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Policies for Action

Innovative policy research to improve population health and well-being, and achieve greater levels of health equity Up to $250,000

March 18, 2016

Wells Fargo Foundation and the U.S. Conference of Mayors

Support local nonprofits in promoting long-term economic prosperity and quality of life for their community $50,000 – $300,000

March 25, 2016

Qualistar Colorado Capital Fund

Child care facility improvements tied to providing quality indoor and outdoor physical environments $2,000 – $50,000

March 25, 2016

Healthy Playground Makeover Sweepstakes New playground and funding for school wellness teams Up to $30,000

April 30, 2016 (LOI) Presbyterian Hunger Program Projects that address the root and systemic causes of hunger $500 – $20,000

May 2, 2016 Buell Foundation Early childhood education Varies
May 5, 2016

William T. Grant Foundation Research designed to advance understanding in the area of inequalities in youth development Up to $600,000

July 1, 2016 Charles A. Frueauff Foundation Education, human services, and health Up to $10,000
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Upcoming Healthy Eating, Active Living Trainings, Webinars and Conferences

bella_feb1_14 (1)Looking to increase your knowledge or expertise in the area of healthy eating or active living. Check out these upcoming training opportunities! 
February 19: Take a Stand! 2016 Colorado Legislation & Healthy Schools (featuring Karen Moldovan from LiveWell Colorado)
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Funding opportunities for Healthy Eating and Active Living!

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Visit the LiveWell Colorado Funding Opportunities Web Page for more information on these exciting opportunities. If you plan to apply for one of these grants, please email Katie Baldassar at so we can keep track of community applications!


Deadline Funding Opportunity Topic Amount
January 22, 2016 (LOI) USDA Equipment Assistance grants School cafeteria equipment $5,000 minimum
January 29, 2016 Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities Partners for Places City, county and place-based foundation partnerships for community improvement $25,000 – $75,000
January 29, 2016 (LOI) U.S. Soccer Foundation Fields and related costs, sports equipment and programmatic expenses Up to $50,000
January 29, 2016 PeopleForBikes Community Grant Program Bicycle infrastructure projects and targeted advocacy initiatives Up to $10,000
January 29, 2016 CDA Specialty Crops Block Grant Program (2013) Marketing, promotion, education, research, trade and nutrition of specialty crops $21,300
January 29, 2016 USDA Rural Business Development Grant Program Activities leading to the development or expansion of businesses in rural areas $10,000 – $500,000
January 31, 2016 John G. Duncan Charitable Trust Environment, health and human services $5,000 – $10,000
January 31, 2016 Doppelt Family Trail Development Fund Improve and build trails $5,000 – $50,000
February 1, 2016 Denver Foundation Improving life for residents of the seven-county Metro Denver region by reducing racial, ethnic, and economic disparities Varies
February 1, 2016 ECA Foundation Maximize the development and potential of youth academically, physically, and spiritually Varies
February 1, 2016 General Service Foundation Change that reaches across social justice issues, builds power, amplifies voices and elevates local community leaders $10,000 – $25,000
February 9, 2016 HUD Choice Neighborhoods Planning and Action grants Community gardens, pocket parks, farmers markets; specialty streetscaping, fresh food initiatives Up to $2,000,000
February 10, 2016 PeyBack Foundation Programs that are intended to enrich the lives of disadvantaged youth through activities conducted outside the typical school day Up to $15,000
February 12, 2016

(Concept paper)

GOCO’s Protect Initiative Large conservation projects that present a compelling urgency At least $1,000,000
February 15, 2016 9News Creative approaches to improving people’s lives Varies
February 15, 2016 Colorado Health Foundation Activating Places and Spaces Together and Out-of-School Time Physical Activity Varies
February 19, 2016 Anthem Foundation Community health programs that provide services directly to people and those that change systems that transform health care Varies
February 22, 2016 Grassroots Grants Edible gardens, flower gardens and public green spaces to neighborhoods Up to $1,500
February 22, 2016 Chinook Fund Social and economic justice Up to $10,000
February 23, 2016 HUD Promise Zone initiative Create jobs, increase economic security, expand educational opportunities, increase access to affordable housing, and improve public safety N/A
February 25, 2016 AstraZeneca HealthCare Foundation’s Connections for Cardiovascular Health Culturally appropriate approaches to improve cardiovascular health $150,000 – $180,000
February 26, 2016 CDE BEST Grant Construction of new schools as well as general construction and renovation Varies
February 27, 2016 Opal Apple Youth Make a Difference Youth leadership programs addressing food security, nutrition, agriculture, and food politics and education $5,000 – $20,000
March 2, 2016 ArtPlace America To help strengthen the social, physical, and economic fabric of communities through arts and culture Varies
March 2, 2016 GOCO Conservation Excellence Foster exploration of complicated issues, such as oil and gas development on conserved land and water rights via pilot projects and research Up to $100,000
March 3, 2016 NEA Art Works Creativity Connects Projects Support partnerships between arts organizations and organizations from non-arts sectors $20,000 – $100,000
March 8, 2016 (Concept paper) GOCO’s Connect Initiative Connecting trail gaps, constructing new trail systems, and providing better walkable and bikeable access to outdoor recreation Up to $2,000,000
March 9, 2016 GOCO Conservation Easement Transaction Cost grants Address prohibitive transaction costs for conservation easements Varies
April 1, 2016 Baseball Tomorrow Fund Programming and facilities for youth baseball and softball programs $40,000
April 14, 2016 National Endowment for the Arts Challenge America Projects that emphasize the potential of the arts in community development $10,000
April 15, 2016 Ben & Jerry’s Grassroots Organizing for Social Change Program Further social and environmental justice and support sustainable and just food systems Up to $25,000
Rolling Good Sports equipment grants Sports equipment for youth organizations N/A (equipment donation)
Rolling Walgreens Community Grant Program Access to health and wellness in the community and civic and community outreach Varies
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New Healthy Eating, Active LivingTrainings, Conferences, and Webinars!

Looking to learn more about Healthy Eating and Active Living? Check out the training opportunities below for more information!

January 20: Advancing Accountable Health Communities: A New Funding Opportunity to Spur Clinical and Community Partnerships
January 20: Colorado Food Resource Collaborative
January 27: Colorado Health Foundation Listening Tour (Castle Rock)

January 28: Healthy Schools Nutrition Cadre training: Implementing Healthy Celebrations, Rewards, and Fundraisers
January 28: Farm to School – Setting goals and Establishing an Evaluation Baseline
January 29: Colorado Health Foundation Listening Tour (Golden)
February 1: Hunger, Faith & Food Conference 2016
February 2:  Keep Moving! Physical Activity in Schools
February 4: Healthy Schools Nutrition Cadre training: Implementing Healthy Celebrations, Rewards, and Fundraisers
February 4: Farm to School – Finding and Buying Local Foods
February 4: Colorado Health Foundation Listening Tour (Denver)
February 5: Colorado Health Foundation Listening Tour (Denver)
February 8-9: Colorado Bicycle Summit: Moving Forward Together
February 9: Colorado Action for Healthy Kids – Creating a Healthier School Food Culture – Parent Workshop
February 10: Growing Safe Routes to School in Indian Country
February 11: Planning for Walkable Communities: A Transferable Training Program from Kentucky

February 18: Farm to School Menu Planning
February 23School Breakfast: Creative Breakfast Service Models
February 26: Public Health/Parks and Recreation Summit: For the Sake of the Community
March 2: Colorado Health Foundation Listening Tour (Brighton)
April 29: Healthy Schools Nutrition Cadre training: Implementing Healthy Celebrations, Rewards, and Fundraisers

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HEAL Funding Opportunities

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  1. Looking for funding for your Healthy Eating, Active Living Project? Visit the LiveWell Colorado Funding Opportunities Web Page for more information on these exciting opportunities.
Deadline Funding Opportunity Topic Amount
December 10, 2015 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Evaluating High-Value Innovations from Low-Resource Communities Varies
December 15, 2015 National Environmental Education Foundation Hosting three events on public land that are educational, recreational and/or volunteer-based Up to $2,000
December 31, 2015 Herb Society of America’s Grant for Educators Promote the knowledge, use and delight of herbs through educational programs Up to $5,000
January 12, 2016 Clarke M. Williams Foundation’s Teachers and Technology grants Projects that advance student success through the innovative use of technology Up to $5,000
January 12, 2016 (LOI) Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Systems for Action Research using rigorous methods to test strategies for improving the reach, quality, efficiency, and equity of services and supports Up to $250,000
January 15, 2016 YSA (Youth Service America) and Sodexo Foundation Youth led projects to end childhood hunger in their communities $400
January 15, 2016 Kresge Foundation Food-oriented initiatives that contribute to economic revitalization, cultural expression and health in low-income communities Up to $75,000
January 29, 2016 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Reinvestment Fund. Increasing access to quality jobs, affordable housing, and nutritious food, and reducing crime rates and environmental hazards Up to $60,000
February 15, 2016 The Colorado Health Foundation Creating healthy schools through local planning and assessment, local implementation and statewide systems building Varies
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Training for HEAL Projects

lwc-logoLooking for training opportunities in the area of Healthy Eating Active Living? Check out these webinars, conferences, and events added to the LiveWell Colorado Calendar:


December 3: The Role of Trails in Healthy Community Design
December 3: Getting Started on School Wellness: What Parents Need to Know
December 8: The Role of MPOs in Funding Safe Routes to School
December 9: Wellness Wednesday: Motivating Students with Yoga in the Classroom!
December 9: Opportunities for All in Cuyahoga County: Shaping Policies, Systems and Environment
January 22-23: Western Colorado Food and Farm Forum
February 28 – March 1: National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference

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Funding for Healthy Projects!

produce-suzanne-1024x682 Interested in funding for your Healthy Eating, Active Living Project? Visit the LiveWell Colorado Funding Opportunities Web Page for more information on these exciting opportunities for your community:

Deadline Funding Opportunity Topic Amount
December 4, 2015 Sponsor-A-Hive Set up, maintain, and observe bee sanctuaries at schools, community gardens, and green spaces N/A
December 8, 2015 Roots & Branches Strengthening families and communities through increasing access to healthy food and nutrition education $5,000 – $50,000
December 31, 2015 CoBiz Cares Foundation Human services including food banks, food pantries and food distribution Up to $5,000
December 31, 2015 Schlessman Family Foundation Disadvantaged youth, elder/senior, food service and delivery, and education programs for at-risk students and adult learners Varies
January 1, 2016 Baseball Tomorrow Fund Create a new program, expand or improve an existing program, purchase equipment or obtain facilities $40,000
January 12, 2016 Citizens’ Institute on Rural Design Funding to host a 2 ½ day community design workshop $10,000 +TA


Farm Credit supports rural communities and agriculture with reliable and consistent credit. In celebration of their 100th anniversary, Farm Credit seeks nominations to identify and honor 100 rural leaders who are changing the future of agriculture and rural communities for the better. Ten distinguished Farm Credit 100 Fresh Perspectives honorees will receive a $10,000 award to help further their contributions to thriving rural communities and agriculture. Nominations will be accepted through December 18.

The Action for Healthy Kids Lights, Camera, Breakfast Contest gives schools the opportunity to highlight their alternative school breakfast programs that help students start the school day with a nutritious meal. Eligible schools* are invited to showcase their alternative school breakfast programs in action through a creative 1-minute video that could win them a grand prize of $5,000 to put toward their school breakfast and health and wellness programming. Entries will be accepted through January 8, 2016.

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HEAL Funding Available!



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Visit the LiveWell Colorado Funding Opportunities Web Page for more information on these exciting opportunities:

Deadline Funding Opportunity Topic Amount
October 30, 2015 School Food Support Initiative Technical assistance for school food service programs N/A
November 2, 2015 SHAPE America Research projects on social justice and diversity in health, physical education, physical activity, dance, and/or sport in schools Up to $5,000
November 4, 2015 Denver Office of Children’s Affairs’ Building Opportunities for Out-of-School Time Expansion or enhancement of direct program services for youth (K-12) during non-school hours in specific Denver neighborhoods Up to $20,000
November 9, 2015 Colorado Department of Education School CPR and AED Training Grant Program Training for high school students and staff on CPR and the use of defibrillators N/A
November 13, 2015 PeopleForBikes Foundation Development and implementation of strategies to increase bike share use in underserved communities $25,000 – $75,000
November 20, 2015 USDA Farm Service Agency Farmer education on financial training, value-added production, recordkeeping, new market development, and crop production practices. $20,000 – $100,000
November 20, 2015 TD Green Streets Innovative urban forestry initiatives in low- to moderate-income neighborhoods $20,000
November 30, 2015 Healthy Kids Innovation Grant bring together multi-sector leaders in food, health, fitness and technology in support of children’s health and nutrition $15,000 – $25,000
November 30, 2015 USDA Community Food Projects Address food needs of low-income individuals Up to $400,000
December 1, 2015 Share Our Strength’s At-Risk Afterschool Meals Program Ambassador Model pilot program Peer-to-peer influence to promote the afterschool meals program $1,000
December 5, 2015 Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships Rewards students who have made a significant impact in the fight against hunger $5,000
December 14, 2015 Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries Expand, update, and diversify school library book collections Up to $7,000
December 31, 2015 Katie’s Krops To start vegetable gardens with the harvest donated to feed people in need Up to $500
January 5, 2016 Russell Sage Foundation Research on the social, economic, political, and labor market consequences of rising economic inequalities in the US Up to $150,000
January 7, 2016 Agricultural Safety and Health Council 2016 Safety Grants Program Evidence-based safety and health strategies to protect agricultural workers Up to $10,000
January 8, 2016 Colorado Department of Transportation 2016 Safe Routes to School Infrastructure and non-infrastructure projects Up to $350,000
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HEAL Training Opportunities available here!

Events, trainings, conferences, webinars and more to advance your HEAL work. For more information, visit the LiveWell Colorado Calendar:
October 21: What do Cooperatives Have to Do with Rural Development
October 22: Beyond Beauty: The Opportunities and Challenges of Cosmetically Imperfect Produce
October 22: Colorado Food Resource Collaborative Meeting
October 23: Using Shared Use to Improve Food Environments
October 29: Farm to School at USDA: Looking Back and Looking Forward
October 30: Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food, Know Your Cooperative
November 3: An Introduction to Summer and After School Meals
November 7: Just Food: A Symposium on Food and Faith
November 10: Individual and Neighborhood Determinants of Health: “Inequalities in California’s Central Valley”

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Announcing September HEAL Trainings!


Looking to better understand the world of Healthy Eating and Active Living? Check out these conferences, webinars, and events added to the LiveWell Colorado Calendar:

September 8: Connect & Explore: A New Model for Integrating Clinical-Community Systems
September 9: Wellness Wednesday: Not a Brain Break but a Brain Energizer! Move More in Your Classroom
September 10: Why Local Food Matters
September 15: Call to Action on Walking and Walkable Communities: What Does It Mean for You and Your Organization?
September 16: Colorado PTA Fire Up Your Feet
September 21: Teaching With The Brain in Mind
September 23: Ten years of Safe Routes to School – Celebrating successes and looking toward the future
September 24: Kids Eat Real Food – Marketing and Lunchroom Education
September 29: Moving in Schools: Comprehensive Physical Activity Programs
October 14: Wellness Wednesday: Having Fun with Healthy Classroom Parties
November 5: Northern Colorado Bike & Walk Conference
January 11-13, 2016: Transforming Food Access Summit: Accelerating Affordability with Nutrition Incentives (Please let Wendy Peters Moschetti know if you are planning to attend.)

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