Provided by Community Foundation for Northern Virginia
The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia has awarded a total of $18,981.93 in Healthy Kids Grants to ten public elementary and middle school programs in Northern Virginia. Grants up to $2,000 will be used to support programs that promote healthy lifestyles through increased exercise or healthy nutrition. The grants are for the 2021-2022 school year.
Through the Healthy Kids Grants Program, the Community Foundation works to improve the health outcomes of children in the region. These grants are awarded directly to the schools, often for programs that individual teachers would like to implement to support their students.
The programs were chosen through a competitive grant application process and made possible by the Chin Family Charitable Fund and the J.O.Y. Charitable Fund.
The 2021-2022 school year is the 11th annual Healthy Kids Grants cycle. To date, The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia has awarded nearly $170,000 in Healthy Kids grants. To learn more about our Healthy Kids Grants program, click here.
2021 Healthy Kids Grants Recipients in Greater Prince William
Independence Nontraditional, Manassas
Growing Dinner, $2,000
This project will construct raised beds and offer underprivileged students the opportunity to grow food that they can nurture and take home. Many do not have access to fresh fruits and vegetables. The entire school population is over 900 students from kindergarten through 12th grade.
Manassas Park Schools
Alpha Beta Club, $2,000
This project will focus on diabetic management specifically in the areas of nutrition and the correlation between food and exercise in relation to blood sugar control. Students with diabetes will be introduced to exercise, hands on cooking classes, and exploring recipes using healthy ingredients.