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Garfield Healthy Communities Coalition (GHCC) Mini Grant

Grants to Garfield County, Colorado Nonprofits and
Agencies to Promote and Foster Healthy Lifestyles

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Foundation / Corporation

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Garfield Healthy Communities Coalition (GHCC)

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Grants of up to $5,000 to Garfield County, Colorado nonprofits, government agencies, and community organizations to enable local residents to lead healthy lives. This program supports collaborative initiatives that provide community resources to ensure everyone has equal access to healthy lifestyles.

GHCC goals:
1. Increase fruit and vegetable consumption among all Garfield County residents with an emphasis on those with incomes at or below 185 percent of the federal poverty level.
2. Work with all three school districts (Re-1, Re-2 and Garfield 16) to improve, implement, and advance school wellness.
3. Increase physical activity among all Garfield County residents through recreational opportunities and built environment policy initiatives.
4. Increase community engagement and capacity around health barriers.

The GHCC Steering Committee is committed to engaging grassroots projects and organizations through the mini-grant program.

Helpful Definitions and Mini Grant Tips Health Equity:

Health equity means that everyone has a fair and just opportunity to be healthier. This requires removing obstacles to health such as poverty, discrimination, and their consequences, including powerlessness and lack of access to good jobs with fair pay, quality education and housing, safe environments, and health care.

Health Disparity:

A health disparity as “a particular type of health difference that is closely linked with social, economic, and/or environmental disadvantage. Health disparities adversely affect groups of people who have systematically experienced greater obstacles to health based on their racial or ethnic group; religion; socioeconomic status; gender; age; mental health; cognitive, sensory, or physical disability; sexual orientation or gender identity; geographic location; or other characteristics historically linked to discrimination or exclusion.

Social Determinants of Health:

Social determinants of health are “the structural determinants and conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age.” They include factors like socioeconomic status, education, the physical environment, employment, and social support networks, as well as access to health care.

Examples of social determinants include:
-Availability of resources to meet daily needs (e.g., safe housing and local food markets)
-Access to health care services
-Availability of community-based resources in support of community living and opportunities for recreational and leisure-time activities
-Transportation options
-Public safety
-Social support

Examples of physical determinants include:
-Natural environment, such as green space (e.g., trees and grass)
-Built environment, such as buildings, sidewalks, bike lanes, and roads
-Worksites, schools, and recreational settings
-Community design
-Physical barriers, especially for people with disabilities
-Aesthetic elements (e.g., good lighting, trees, and benches)

Questions to consider when writing your mini grant:
1. Based on the definitions and examples above, does your project or program address health equity or the social/physical determinants of health?
2. Will your project or program be implemented in areas with health disparities?
3. After implementing the program, policy, or process, what changes do you expect to see in the community?
4. Who are the community members you hope to serve and how are they benefitting?
5. What communities are not able to benefit? Why?
6. Have the target communities been part of the decision making process?
7. Are the appropriate institutional partners part of the decision-making process?
8. How are affected communities involved in defining success? How will you know this project has been successful?
9. What mechanism(s) exist for affected communities to hold decision-makers accountable?
10. How are results being evaluated? Do you have a plan to communicate results back to all impacted communities (e.g. the communities who are not able to benefit)?

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 180711

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $5,000

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grant funding is available to nonprofits, community organizations and government entities.

GHCC will consider awarding funds for marketing and/or advertising of a program or project on a case-by-case basis.

Grant requests for food will not be considered.

Pre-Application Information:

If you are unfamiliar with grant writing, or need assistance with this application, please contact Dana Wood (see contact details below).

Applications can be submitted throughout 2018, and will be reviewed quarterly on March 29, June 28, September 27, and December 13.

Emails will be sent to all applicants one week after the application due date.

This is a reimbursable grant. Applicants awarded funding will be reimbursed for grant expenses and will be required to provide receipts to receive funds. Operating budgets will be requested if an organization does not want a reimbursable grant.

Contact Information:

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

Dana Wood, GHCC Coordinator

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Colorado: Garfield County