Funding Opportunities – August 11, 2016

The HEAL Cities Campaign: call for applications

The grant funding is designed to assist cities in implementing HEAL (Healthy Eating Active Living) policies with a focus on addressing health inequities. All cities that join the HEAL Cities Campaign by August 31, 2016 are eligible to apply.  HEAL Cities Small Grants has a pool of $35,000 and will be disbursed in amounts between $5,000 and $15,000 to up to six (6) cities to implement HEAL policies.

Applications are due by September 30, 2016 at 5 p.m. Grant awardees will be announced on November 1, 2016. Only HEAL Cities are eligible to apply for Small Grants for HEAL Cities. Cities that have not joined the Campaign by August 31, 2016 are ineligible for the 2016 Small Grants. All of this information and documents can be found on the HEAL website. Contact Karli Thorstenson (, 503.227.5502 x223) for questions or for more information on the application process.

Voices for Healthy Kids Campaign – two grant opportunities

The American Heart Association and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation are working to create a culture of health with the Voices for Healthy Kids initiative. Through this collaboration, and in partnership with a team of experts across the healthy eating and active living movement, the initiative aims to engage, organize, and mobilize people to help all children grow up at a healthy weight. Voices for Healthy Kids will advance coordinated state, local, and tribal public policy issue advocacy campaigns focused on healthy eating and active living, and will utilize the American Heart Association’s proven advocacy capacity to drive meaningful and widespread policy change. More about these grant opportunities and application materials are located here.


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