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Healthy Kids Grants

Grants to Virginia Public Schools
to Promote Healthy Lifestyles

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia

Deadline Date:

07/08/21 5:00 PM


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Grants of up to $2,000 to Virginia schools in eligible locations to facilitate initiatives that promote healthy lifestyles. Funding is intended to encourage physical activity and healthy eating among students. Eligible applicants include public elementary, middle, and high schools in the Northern Virginia region, including Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William Counties, and the Cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Manassas, and Manassas Park.

Examples of school-based initiatives the grants could help support include but are not limited to:

  • Starting an after-school activity club that promotes physical fitness.
  • Starting a walking club for students and teachers.
  • Developing a school health advisory council comprised of students, parents, teachers, administrators, other school staff, and community representatives.
  • Developing and sharing calorie counts and nutritional information for all school breakfasts and lunches so students can make healthy choices.
  • Healthy Cooking Classes

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 155453

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $2,000

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

- Public elementary, middle and high schools located in Northern Virginia are all eligible to apply.
- Schools are limited to one application each year. Multiple applications will not be considered.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Community Foundation staff provide a monthly opportunity through its First Tuesdays program for nonprofits to meet with Foundation staff one-on-one. First Tuesdays occur the first Tuesday of the month and are 45-minute brainstorming sessions to discuss organizational challenges, strengths, and to learn about each other’s priorities. These sessions tend to fill up very quickly. Nonprofits on the Community Foundation’s email list will be notified when sign-ups become available. To sign up and for more information, see

Pre-Application Information:

Timeline for grants process:
- May 3, 2021: Application period opens
- July 8, 2021, 5 pm: Application period closed
- August 2021: Winners announced

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Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.


Sari Raskin, Vice President of Grants and Community Leadership
703 879 7641

Jennifer Cochran, Manager of Grants and Scholarships
703 879 7639

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Virginia: Northern Virginia, including Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William Counties, and the Cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Manassas and Manassas Park

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