Grant Examples: Healthy Communities
Examples of grants in this Funding Strategy include:
Baby Bear Hugs Healthy Living Program — With the goal of promoting healthy eating and physical activity, Baby Bear Hugs incorporates a nutrition education curriculum into its home visitation program. Known as the Eating Smart, Being Active curriculum, the program reached 59 households in northeastern Colorado in 2010.
The Las Animas Community Garden and Greenhouse Project — Now in its fourth year, this project improves access to healthy foods for more than 600 individuals. Moreover, it provides meaningful educational and leadership opportunities for students and community volunteers through the garden and a recently opened greenhouse.
Town of Bennett Comprehensive Plan: Planning for Health Outcomes — This grant supports the revision of the Town of Bennett's comprehensive plan, with the goal of incorporating health elements to promote active living. The effort encourages consideration of health – including access to physical activity – as part of policy and planning related to land use and transportation in Bennett and surrounding areas.
University of Colorado Foundation: Prevent and Treat Childhood Obesity — Through this program, health professionals at school-based health centers will be trained to prevent obesity by providing families with screening, counseling and other resources. The program is a collaborative effort between the University of Colorado School of Medicine's Department of Pediatrics Section of Nutrition and other community partners.
Use our grants search tool to view grants awarded by the Colorado Health Foundation from January 2007 through the present.