Healthy Living Grant Program
The Healthy Living Community Grant Program is awarding $5,000 grants to groups/organizations that can demonstrate not-so-ordinary, sustainable and collaborative approaches to promoting healthy living through good nutrition, physical activity, cancer and diabetes prevention or smoking cessation.
- Motivate adults to be more physically active.
- Encourage adolescents to be more physically fit.
- Motivate people ages 2 and older to eat more fruits.
- Encourage people ages 2 and older to eat more vegetables.
- Enhance the physical and mental health of cancer survivors.
- Help people with pre-diabetes make lifestyle changes that reduce their high risk of developing diabetes.
- Keep children, adolescents and young adults from using tobacco products (including e-cigarettes).
- Teach people more healthy living practices so they will change their lifestyles (e.g., cancer screening, nutrition education, wellness, etc.).
- Promote changes in government policies and built environments that help people lead healthier lives (in other words, “How can we create places to live that encourage healthy behaviors?”).
2018 Healthy Living Grantees
Tzu Chi Cancer Awareness Program. Cancer Education, outreach and screening program in the Chinese Community within the San Gabriel Valley.
Move Your Feet Then Eat. The Move Your Feet Then Eat project involves the collaboration of volunteer health professionals to promote healthier lifestyles through multicultural dance and food preparation classes. Students of the proposed project will have an opportunity to learn dance styles and healthy food choices from different cultures. Move Your Feet Then Eat will encourage K-12 students of SPA-6 to express themselves, promote teamwork, and increase confidence while fighting obesity and the development of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
Common Threads Garden Bites: Experiential Garden and Nutrition Education for Children. To implement and evaluate three sessions of our Garden Bites program (15 lessons each) with 75 children. The Garden Bites program provides the skills and knowledge to choose and prepare healthy, fresh food on their own and with their families. The evaluation will help to determine the impact the program has on childhood obesity, and related co-morbidities, in addition to knowledge and behavior change.
Montclair Medical Clinic: Improving the Social Determinants of Health. Addressing social determinants of health through the implementation of a promotora model. The promotoras will conduct follows-up calls or visits with patients after their initial visit to confirm they received the care needed or if needed and possible, assist with any challenges/barriers. Individuals are linked to promotora via Montclair Medical Clinic and/or Montclair Senior Center.
Afterschool Program. The After School Program was created to help young people with developmental disabilities build strong, meaningful lives on many levels. It takes place immediately following regular school hours and is designed to help kids build life skills – the capabilities that will allow them to take responsibility for their own lives, to make good decisions and to learn how to solve problems. Included in that curriculum are health-related activities that address immediate physical and mental health needs and provide a base for a long-term approach to a healthy life.
YMCA "Get Summer-Get Fit" & Initiative. “Get Summer, Get Fit” is an LA-Y initiative, offering teens ages 12-17 FREE YMCA memberships June 1 through July 31. In addition to swimming, basketball, cardio equipment, weight training, etc., Get Summer features special workshops (i.e. healthy cooking clinics, positive body image, etc.) thanks to additional partnerships. We also offer special fitness classes designed exclusively for teens and dedicated “Teens Only” gym and pool times!
Healthy Living. Our Healthy Living program fits well within our three prong strategy to move families and individuals toward self-sufficiency.
Healthiest Loser. Campus-wide initiative that will focus on a discreet and holistic approach to a healthy and flourishing teen lifestyle as opposed to just about losing weight. We will use a three month window as the active phase for students involved. We also want to see this project as a kick starter to lifelong health changes, not just a short-term activity.
We will have a spring 2019 release for the next cycle of Healthy Living grants. Be sure to check back in with us to get the new application so you can become a part of this incredible program.
2018 City of Hope Community Building Grant Recipients
San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership
Healthy San Gabriel Valley. The primary health strategy that this project will tackle is: to promote changes in government policies and built environments that help people lead healthier lives. Although we understand that it is critical to address key health related issues such as obesity, diabetes, mental health, and access to care, this project emphasizes the need to address systems change through collaboration and capacity building of local cities to address policies, access to care, and the built environment.
Please note: The 2018 call for applications is closed. Please check in during March 2019 to apply for the next round of grants. For more information, please contact Nancy Clifton-Hawkins at: [email protected].