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Funding Opportunity in Texas

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Attention Texas OrganWise Friends …

We want to share a fantastic opportunity with you! We have been long-time partners with The Oliver Foundation, a Houston-based 501(c)(3) non-profit  organization dedicated to the prevention of childhood obesity. In fact, they were integral players in the creation and development of our OWG Shorts!

The Oliver Foundation is awarding Healthy Choices grants to Texas non-profit organizations, agencies and schools that demonstrate the greatest need and likelihood of a sustainable impact on children’s nutrition and activity levels through innovative programs. The goal of the Oliver Foundation is to encourage children, families and communities in Texas to improve the eating and physical activity patterns of Pre-K, elementary and middle school children.

They asked us to help get the word out, so here’s the scoop:

  • Funding amounts range from $750 – $3,000 for both summer and school year programs.
  • Programs should be directed toward the prevention of childhood obesity by teaching healthy eating habits and physical activity and should be sustainable.
  • The grants are available for individual teachers, campus grade level and campus wide programs, as well as community outreach organizations.
  • Teachers, nurses, principals, health, fitness and any campus staff member may apply.

***Next Grant deadline date: July 15th***  

Choices_Graphic_250Now is the time to be creative and implement that program that you had in mind, but didn’t have the resources for! The OrganWise Guys (OWG) materials align with the 7 objectives that need to be tied in when applying for these grants. You can download some ways that the OWG materials can fit in here.

Visit www.oliverfoundation.org for complete grant guidelines and application.

Please share with any other Texas contacts that would be interested in this great opportunity!

Contact Sandy Bristow with the Oliver Foundation for specific grant questions and Maria White for any questions regarding OWG materials.

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