The Aetna Foundation – Regional Grants Program: Cultivating Healthy Communities

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Subject: Child Welfare, Health, Food Access, Nutrition, Youth Development
Deadline: July 30, 2014

"Grants will support local initiatives that promote eating fresh fruits and vegetables and being physically active, which can help to prevent obesity and many chronic health conditions. Grants will target underserved, low-income and minority communities where healthy food can be difficult to buy, and where social and environmental factors may limit people’s ability to be physically active. Types of Projects We Seek to Support: (1) Community-based nutrition education and exercise programs for children and families. (2) Efforts to increase the availability or affordability of fresh fruits and vegetables. (3) Programs that help families to select and prepare healthy foods on a limited budget. (4) Community gardening and urban farming activities (5) Innovative approaches to making physical activity accessible, affordable and fun (e.g., digital solutions)."

Funder: The Aetna Foundation
Eligibility: Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS.
Amount: $25,000 or $50,000.
Contact: Link.