Funding Opportunities- December 1

Voices for Healthy Kids Calls for Open RFA Applications

RFP Applications: December 15, 2016     Apply here

The American Heart Association and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation are working to create a culture of health through Voices for Healthy Kids. Through this collaboration, and in working 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. Strategic Campaign Funds Open RFA opportunity aims to fund strategic issue advocacy campaigns focused on helping kids grow up at a healthy weight through state, local, and tribal public policy campaigns. The duration of these grants will vary but will generally be one year or less. Awards of up to $90,000 are available. Applications must be specific to an individual campaign focused on changing public policy in one state, local, or tribal geographic location and must align with one of the Voices for Healthy Kids policy priorities.   Award notifications will be sent on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 for funding start dates of February 1, 2017 or March 1, 2017. For questions or assistance, please view the Application Instructions, FAQ, or contact Shannon Melluzzo, Grants Manager at

Silver Falls State Park

Groundwork USA Accepting Letters of Interest

Letters of Interest due: February 1, 2017     Application instructions

Groundwork USA is now accepting Letters of Interest from communities wishing to begin the process of applying for Groundwork USA program funding and technical assistance and to join the Groundwork Network. Funding is currently available to select up to two new communities for the Groundwork Program. They will be eligible for up to $200,000 in funding and technical assistance from the National Park Service, US Environmental Protection Agency, and Groundwork USA to plan, establish, and build the capacity of Groundwork Trust organizations in their communities.

For complete details on the application and selection process, including eligibility requirements, submission details, and evaluation criteria, download the Call for Letters of Interest. If you have questions about the application process, please contact Anjali Chen, Trust Services Director at Groundwork USA. For more information about Groundwork USA, please visit

BUILD Health Challenge Calls for Applications

Applications due: February 21, 2017     Application instructions

The BUILD Health Challenge has issued a call for applications for its second wave of $250,000 grants. These 17 awards will support implementation of cross-sector solutions to local health challenges, and require participation by a local health department, hospital, and community organization. Informational webinars are being offered in the next several weeks.

The Public Health Foundation can provide essential services to support and enhance such partnerships, with or without a grant award. These include:


Funding Opportunities- November 17

Call for Qualifications: Funding for Healthy School Environments

schoolkidwhealthyfoodApplications due: November 30, 2016, 12:00PM PT (3:00 PM ET)    Apply here

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) seeks to advance systemic changes that embed health in school environments. To learn more and apply, go to Advancing Systemic Changes to Promote Healthy School Environments

EPA Now Accepting Environmental Justice Small Grants Request for Proposals (RFP)

RFPs due: January 31, 2017     Submit here

septemberEPA’s Environmental Justice Small Grants program provides financial assistance to community-based organizations, and local and tribal governments working on projects to address environmental and public health concerns. EPA will award grants that support activities designed to empower and educate affected communities and to identify ways to address environmental and public health concerns at the local level. Approximately 40 one-year projects will be awarded at up to $30,000 each nationwide.

In an effort to increase outreach to affected communities, this year’s opportunity will place special emphasis on proposals in two areas: Underrepresented States and New Potential Grantees. All eligible organizations are encouraged to apply regardless of a project’s location in an underrepresented state and/or the applicant’s grant history with the EPA Environmental Justice grant program. The special emphasis described above only applies as an additional selection factor the program will consider.

Information related to the Request for Proposals (RFP) and the Environmental Justice Small Grants Program can be found on the EPA Environmental Justice website here. All proposals must be submitted through You can find a direct link to the Opportunity Notice on here.

Support Schools in Your Community through the School Wellness Award

Applications due: January 31, 2017     Apply here

Fschool-house-walk-bikeor the 10th year in a row, the School Wellness Award will be given to three Oregon schools.  Supported by the Oregon Department of Education (ODE), the Nutrition Council of Oregon, and the Oregon Dairy and Nutrition Council, the awards recognize schools’ efforts in putting their school wellness policies into action and making the connection between nutrition, physical activity and academic achievement!  A Blue Ribbon Panel, appointed by ODE, will review the applications and Deputy Superintendent Salam Noor will make the final selection of the three award winning schools.  Winning schools will receive a $2500 check to enhance nutrition and physical activity at their school, a banner and a signed plaque in recognition of their achievement.

This award not only recognizes schools for their accomplishments,  but winning schools also serve as models for other schools working to create healthier school environments. Click here for more information about the awards and to learn about past winners. To learn more about the School Wellness Awards or School Wellness Policies, visit the Wellness Policies and Practices website or contact Jennifer Young at (503) 947-5795 or

Funding Opportunities – November 3

OHSU Knight Cancer Institute: Community Partnership Program

Information sessions: December 6-8      Register here

Oregon City and Portland

Due to interest, Knight Cancer Institute has added two additional information sessions in Portland and Oregon City about the Community Partnership Program. These interactive sessions will provide details about the program’s mission, grant application process, timelines, and resources available to all applicants and grantees.

The OHSU Knight Cancer Institute created the Community Partnership Program to support the development of sustainable collaborations with Oregon communities to address community-identified cancer needs. Grants fund projects anywhere along the cancer continuum from prevention through survivorship.

Funding Opportunities – October 20, 2016

Knight Cancer Institute: Community Partnership Program Grants

Information Sessions: Central Oregon, November 8-9      Register here

Information Sessions: Oregon Coast, November 14-17     Register here

Interested in funding opportunities to address cancer-related needs in your community? The Knight Cancer Institute would love to see you at one of their fall 2016 info sessions. Join the Knight Cancer Institute as they visit communities in Central Oregon and the Coast to share information and answer questions about the Community Partnership Program.

These interactive sessions will provide details about the program’s mission, grant application process, timelines, and resources available to all applicants and grantees.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Advancing Systemic Changes to Promote Healthy School Environments

Deadline: November 30, 12:00 PM (3:00 ET)     Learn more

Informational Webinar: October 28, 12:00 PM (3:00 ET)     Register here

school-house-walk-bikeRWJF is launching an effort to help make healthy school environments the norm, where children can develop the physical, social, and emotional skills to give them the building blocks for a healthy life.

RWJF is seeking applications in three areas of work—Research, Policy, and Strategic Action—to help advance changes that will allow children to grow up strong and prepared to succeed as adults.

Learn more about this opportunity and register for an informational webinar here.

Funding Opportunities – October 6, 2016

Get Your Community in Step with a 2016 Micro Grant

America Walks and the Every Body Walk! Collaborative are excited to announce the second year of Micro Grant Funding. This program will award grantees up to $1,500.00 for projects related to increasing walking and walkability. Apply here.

Funded projects will increase walking and benefits of walkability in communities, work to develop the walking movement by growing the number and diversity of people and organizations pushing for more walkability, and they should make walking safe, easy, and enjoyable for all community members. Click here to learn more about the grant program.

Applications are due November 18, 2016 at 2:00 PM (5:00 PM Eastern).

Funding Opportunities – August 25, 2016

Call for applications: Culture of Health prize

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) recognizes the impact of communities that have placed a priority on health and are creating powerful partnerships and deep commitments that will enable everyone, especially those facing the greatest challenges, with the opportunity to live well. The RWJF Culture of Health Prize honors and elevates U.S. communities that are making great strides in their journey toward better health – and now the Call for Applications for the 2017 Prize is open. Apply now to receive up to $25,000 and have your story and success celebrated broadly to inspire others toward locally-driven change.

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.