Grant Opportunities:
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What We Are Looking for

WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR

Broward should be a place where people live long, healthy and happy lives. Community conditions can either enhance our health or create barriers to good health.Healthy living should be a natural, easy choice for residents, with opportunities seamlessly integrated into the fabric of the community. Broward’s homes, public buildings, parks, streets, infrastructure and other aspects of our built environment influence our level of physical activity and access to healthy food. Neighborhoods and communities can reinvent themselves to increase physical activity and access to healthy food to improve the health of residents.

A successful project will present creative approaches for adults to be active and make healthy choices that impact the two main contributors of chronic disease: physical inactivity and poor diet. Your project must include one or both of the following:

1.     Structured physical activity that is easily accessible to residents and takes place over an eight-month or longer time period.  What assets or elements exist or need to exist within a neighborhood or community to encourage physical activity? Are there new opportunities to make physical activity prominent? Think about fun and engaging ways to inspire residents to participate and make a commitment to improve their health long-term.  For example:

  • A jazz in the park event adds a pre or post activity that engages residents in physical activity like yoga, jazzercise or tai chi class.
  • A weekly community game night incorporates a Zumba class to get players moving.
  • A neighborhood that makes itself more conducive to walking, biking or adult sports activities to reduce sedentary lifestyles.

2.     Promote healthy eating habits that will inspire residents to take charge of their health. How can your project encourage residents to make healthy food choices? What doesn’t exist that needs to exist so that residents access healthy food. For example:

  • Establish pop-up farmers markets in neighborhoods that don’t have one to make fresh foods easily accessible.
  • Start a garden club to grow fresh fruits and vegetables for the community’s consumption.
  • Offer community cooking classes where the participants will dine together eating their healthy prepared meal.

The examples listed for each strategy are not the prescribed solutions and are provided to get your creative juices flowing. Consider strategic partnerships that can help create, implement and sustain the project over time. We anticipate you will use your expertise to be innovative to achieve the outcomes stated below.

 

Measurable outcomes:

  • Number of adults engaged in physical activity consistently for the duration of the project.
  • Number of adults that report a change in eating habits for the duration of the project.
  • Number of adults that report overall health improvement for the duration of the project.

Application Information

To meet the needs of the community during the coronavirus crisis, the Community Foundation of Broward may change our usual grantmaking process to get resources where they are needed the most as quickly as possible. As a result:

  1. Grant application guidelines and deadlines may be changed. Check this webpage for future grant application opportunities.
  2. Grants may be renewed or awarded based on pressing community needs, without an RFP process.
  3. Grant applications to fill targeted gaps in community services may be offered by invitation only, via email invitations.

For more information email Angelica Rosas, Strategic Grants Manager arosas@cfbroward.org.

 

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Eligibility

Nonprofits with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status to provide services to Broward County. City or county agencies with projects that demonstrate charitable intent in Broward County. Individuals are not eligible to apply. Previous or current grantee organizations must be in good standing with the Foundation and have submitted all required reports and documentation for all prior grants per the grant agreement.

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Non-discrimination Policy

The Foundation will not provide support to organizations which, in their constitution or practice, discriminate against a person or group on the basis of: age, political affiliation, race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religious belief, ethnicity, or national origin.