Impact Stories

Healthy Kids Grants

September 22, 2020
Parkour, virtual yoga, outdoor gardening, the truth about dieting, and nutrition and sugar are just some of the projects represented by this year’s Community Foundation for Northern Virginia’s Healthy Kids Grants recipients. Seven public Elementary, Middle, and High School programs were recently selected after a competitive application process to receive grants up to $2,000 to support programs promoting healthy lifestyles through increased exercise and physical activity or healthy nutrition. The grants totaling $12,212 are for the 2020-2021 school year.

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August 1, 2019
The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia awarded $24,480 in Healthy Kids Grants for the 2019-2020 school year to address the main causes of childhood obesity by supporting programs that increase physical activity and/or improve nutrition in Northern Virginia public schools. The 2019-2020 school year is the ninth annual Healthy Kids grants cycle, with a total of $162,725 awarded to date.

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September 17, 2018

Eighth annual “Healthy Kids Grants” cycle supports 11 schools in Northern Virginia

The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia awarded $20,245 in Healthy Kids Grants to address the main causes of childhood obesity by supporting programs that increase physical activity and/or improve nutrition in Northern Virginia public schools. The 2018-2019 school year is the eighth annual Healthy Kids grants cycle, with a total of $138,245 awarded to date.

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August 30, 2017

Seventh annual “Health Kids Grants” Cycle supports nine schools in Northern Virginia

The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia awarded $17,700 in Healthy Kids Grants to address the main causes of childhood obesity by supporting programs that increase physical activity and/or improve nutrition in Northern Virginia public schools. The 2017-2018 school year is the seventh annual Healthy Kids grants cycle, with a total of $118,000 awarded to date.

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June 1, 2017
This is an interview with Sharlean Grinups, Health and Physical Education Department Chair and Wellness Liaison at Westfield High School. Westfield High School has applied for and received a Healthy Kids grant from the Community Foundation every year for the past three years.

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August 16, 2016

Sixth annual “Health Kids Grants” Cycle supports 17 schools in Northern Virginia

The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia awarded $30,300 in Healthy Kids Grants to address the main causes of childhood obesity by supporting programs that increase physical activity and/or improve nutrition in Northern Virginia public schools. The 2016-2017 school year is the sixth annual cycle, with a total of $100,300 awarded to date. Healthy Kids Grants are made possible by grants from the Chin Family Charitable Fund and the J.O.Y. Charitable Fund, donor advised funds with the Community Foundation.

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August 1, 2015

For the 2015-2016 School Year

The Community Foundation is pleased to announce the 2015 Healthy Kids Grants supporting school and community based programs in Northern Virginia that either encourage more activity or encourage better nutrition for students during the 2015-2016 School Year.

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August 1, 2014

For the 2014-2015 School Year

The Community Foundation is pleased to announce the 2014 Healthy Kids Grants supporting school and community based programs in Northern Virginia that either encourage more activity or encourage better nutrition for students during the 2014-2015 School Year.

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August 1, 2013

For the 2013-2014 School Year

The Community Foundation is pleased to announce the 2013 Healthy Kids Grants supporting school and community based programs in Northern Virginia that either encourage more activity or encourage better nutrition for students during the 2013-2014 School Year.

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August 1, 2012

For the 2012-2013 School Year

The following schools were awarded a Healthy Kids Grant for their 2012-2013 school year:

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