Health and Nutrition Grants Currently Available

Here are this week’s highlighted foundations and grants. This week’s focus? Health and nutrition! 

Please note: this post is part of the MPS Grants archives. Funding opportunities are consistently changing. Please visit the links for the most current information about these grants and their deadlines or feel free to contact us with any questions. We wish you the best of luck finding funding for your project!

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1) Chobani Foundation
  • The Chobani Foundation's mission is to empower sustainable change by supporting nonprofit organizations throughout the United States. They place an emphasis on the communities where their employees live and work. These include Twin Falls, Idaho, and Norwich, New York.
  • The Foundation is focused on serving American youth and underserved communities. Grants are awarded to organizations that offer nutrition-related programs and focus on making healthy food more accessible to these communities
  • Application guidelines and forms must be requested from the Foundation. Please make sure all requests are addressed to Annie Malknecht. 
  • Interested applicants can contact the Chobani Foundation in three different ways.
    • phone: 607-337-1246
    • email: [email protected]
    • mail: 200 Lafayette Street Sixth Floor New York, NY 10012 
  • There is no disclosed award amount, but the annual giving of the Foundation is $1,119,000. 
  • Deadline: None
2) CLIF Bar Family Foundation
  • Through its Small Grants Program, the CLIF Bar Family Foundation supports grassroots organizations working to strengthen food systems and communities, enhance public health, and safeguard the environment and its natural resources. 
  • While grants are awarded to nonprofit organizations throughout the United States, there is some emphasis on California applicants. 
  • Eligible applicants will be required to complete an online application.
  • Eligible applicants will also align with the Foundation's mission and policies. This means that your organization should have a focus on one of the following:
    • protecting the Earth's beauty and bounty
    • creating a robust, healthy food system
    • increasing opportunities for outdoor activity
    • reducing environmental health hazards
    • building stronger communities. 
  • Additionally, the Foundation looks for applicants who demonstrate strong community ties and operate at the community level. Applicants should promote positive change through community projects and their implementation process.
  • Grants awarded range between $500 to $25,000. 
  • Deadline: February 1st, June 1st, and October 1st (annually) 
3) Presbyterian Women: Thank Offering
  • The Presbyterian Women's Thank Offering supports new and creative projects that meet basic human needs in accordance with the mission goals and policies of the Presbyterian Church (USA). 
  • The Thank Offering funds 20 to 30 projects a year.  These grants are meant to support smaller, new, or expanded projects and/or small capital improvement projects.  
  • Specific areas of interest for PW include:
    • affordable housing
    • agricultural development
    • child care
    • clean water
    • community organizing
    • criminal justice
    • education
    • economic development
    • health
    • hunger and food programs
    • immigration services
    • leadership development
    • legal services
    • literacy
    • maternal and child nutrition
    • social services
  • Eligible organizations will be required to:
    • provide a detailed grant proposal. (See the website for more instruction.) 
    • complete an online application. 
    • provide a written endorsement from a Presbyterian Women’s group of a local church, PW in the Presbytery coordinating team, or a PW in the Synod coordinating team. 
    • have your written endorsement signed by the writer of the proposal and another person responsible for the project, preferably the board chairperson. 
  • The grants awarded are between $5,000 and $50,000,
  • Deadline: September 15th (annually)
4) Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Healthy Eating Research
  • The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's national program, Healthy Eating Research, supports actionable research that makes advances in the areas of nutritional disparities, improved nutrition, and food security. 
  • The goal of this program is to provide advocates, decision-makers, and policymakers with the evidence needed to address the key social issues of health and inequalities that are at the core of poor dietary patterns and related health consequences.
  • Eligible applicants will include:
    • academic institutions
    • public entities
    • private nonprofit organizations
    • state and local government agencies
    • for-profit organizations.
  • Preference will be given to applicants that are either public entities or nonprofit organizations with tax-exempt status.
  • All applicants will be required to:
    • complete an online application. 
    • demonstrate the ability to conduct the proposed research.
    • be located in and conduct research in the United States. 
  • Three types of grants will be awarded.
    • Approximately $1.4 million will be awarded as small-scale grants, resulting in the funding of up to seven grants of up to $200,000 for up to 18 months.
    • Approximately $640,000 will be awarded as large-scale grants, resulting in the funding of up to two grants of up to $320,000 for up to 24 months.
    • Approximately $640,000 will be awarded as CBPR grants, resulting in the funding of up to two grants of up to $320,000 for up to 24 months.
  • Deadlines
    • Concept papers: July 31st, 2019
    • Invited full proposals: October 2nd, 2019
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