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
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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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