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Wellness Initiative Grant

Grants to Oklahoma Nonprofits, Schools, and
Agencies to Enhance Health, Wellness, and Nutrition

GrantWatch ID#: 177209
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Oklahoma City Community Foundation


01/16/17 5:00 PM

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Grants to Oklahoma nonprofits, schools, agencies, and community groups for programs that will enhance the health and wellness of local residents. An informational meeting will take place December 8, 2016. Applicants must request an invitation to apply by January 10, 2017. During this grant cycle, higher priority will be given to those programs that have a nutrition component or are focused on nutrition.

Goals and Objectives:

1) Improve the health indicators for citizens of central Oklahoma around physical activity, nutrition, obesity and rates of chronic disease related to an unhealthy lifestyle.

2) Build the infrastructure of the community for both facilities and programs that encourage participation in daily exercise to make it easy for individuals to take part.

3) Increase the availability of opportunities for target population groups to make healthy lifestyle choices (free or low-cost activities, access to healthy food options).

4) Increase physical activity, basic health, and nutrition education for all school-aged children through both school and non-school programs.

Primary Target Populations:

- School-aged youth.
- Adults who are currently inactive and at risk for lifestyle-related diseases or health issues but who are capable of becoming active and wish to become more active.
- Adults who are somewhat active but who are capable of increasing activity levels and who wish to become more active.
- Youth and adults who lack access to or information about healthy eating and other healthy lifestyle choices.

Projects to be considered:

1) Programs that target individuals who do not participate in regular exercise, eat healthy or who have other unhealthy lifestyle habits.

2) Programs that target individuals who are at risk for health problems for whom regular physical activity and better nutrition would be beneficial.

3) Programs that target groups or individuals that would provide motivation to other individuals who do not regularly exercise, eat healthy or maintain a healthy lifestyle to encourage their participation in programs to improve overall community wellness.

4) Programs that encourage children and teenagers who do not currently participate in organized physical activities to participate in regular daily exercise or make other healthy lifestyle changes at school and after-school locations.

5) Programs that provide open participation opportunities and sustainable regular activities.

Required Program Criteria:

- Must incorporate the OK 5210 message in all funded programming.

- Must occur regularly during the timeframe proposed for funding and provide opportunity for sustainability.

- Must have identified measurable goals that have the potential to show long-term successful outcomes. The standard outcomes measurement evaluation should include positive changes in weight, BMI and waist circumference and knowledge of OK5210 as determined through pre and post surveys. Additional biometric evaluation is strongly encouraged (i.e., improved blood pressure, A1C levels, etc.).

Any 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides direct services and has a governing board based in central Oklahoma is eligible to apply.

In addition, community groups, schools, local government agencies or state or city connected agencies may apply as long as the funding request is for programs for the public, located in central Oklahoma.

The program should target populations that have not previously had access to services related to the OK 5210 message topics. Programs should be open and not restricted by residency or membership.

No grants will be made for capital campaigns, fundraising events, clinical equipment, or facility construction.

All interested applicants are encouraged to attend an informational meeting about the Wellness Initiative grant program that is slated for Thursday, December 8, 2016, at 3:00 PM at the Oklahoma City Community Foundation office.

Please review the guidelines to ensure eligibility and visit prior to the meeting. It is highly encouraged that program staff members involved in the implementation of the proposed program or service attend the meeting.

For any questions about eligibility, please contact Sally Ray at the Oklahoma City Community Foundation.

Grant applications will be accepted via an online process after requesting an invitation and being invited to apply. The request for invitation must be submitted no later than Monday, January 10, 2017 at 5:00 PM in order for access to the online application to be considered. Any requests after that time will not be accepted.

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

To receive an invitation to apply, please email the name and address of your organization to:

Sally Ray, Parks & Wellness Initiative
Phone: 405-606-2930

Oklahoma City Community Foundation
1000 N. Broadway
Oklahoma City, OK 73102

Central Oklahoma

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