Grants & Scholarships

Healthy Kids Grants

Access to Increased Exercise and Better Nutrition

Community Investment Funds
With support from the Chin Family Charitable Fund and the J.O.Y. Charitable Fund, donor established funds with the Community Foundation, Healthy Kids Grants are made each year to individual public schools in Northern Virginia that implement a program or strategy to encourage better nutrition or more activity among their student body during the school year

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Grants up to $2,000 each are available to individual public schools in Northern Virginia that implement a program or strategy to encourage better nutrition or more activity among their student body during the school year. The grants are awarded in a competitive grant process.

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

The 2020 Healthy Kids Grants Cycle is now closed. 

Nonprofits: Learn More & Apply

Grant Application Portal

To apply, update, or submit a grant application, access the grants portal here:
Grants Portal

You will be instructed to set up an organizational profile before applying. If your organization has applied in the past, check with other staff members to get access to the organization profile already established. It contains grant history and past applications. Please do not set up a new profile unless you are sure your organization has not applied previously.

Who can apply?

  • 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.
  • Applications that are incomplete or late will not be considered.

Timeline for grants process

April 22, 2020 Application period opens
August 17, 2020 Application period closed
September 2020 Winners announced

jasondoeQuestions?
Please contact Sari Raskin, Vice President of Grants and Community Leadership.
703 879 7641 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Jennifer CochranQuestions?
Please contact Jennifer Cochran, Manager of Grants and Scholarships.
703 879 7639 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.