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Oliver Foundation - Make Heathy Choices for Life
Healthy Choices Grant

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-school, Elementary, Middle School and High School students.

Healthy Choices Grant Level 1:
Level 1 grants are awarded for a single school year or a summer program. Campus level, Grade Level, Teacher and Summer Programs that meet the minimum requirement of 3 of the 7 Healthy messages will be considered for Level 1 funding. A physical activity and nutrition educational component are required as two of the three Healthy Messages. Including more than 3 of the Healthy Messages is encouraged.
Level 1 Grants are $750-$3000.

Healthy Choices Grant Level 2:
Level 2 grants are awarded for a two-year or longer program that includes a minimum of 5 of the 7 Healthy Messages. A physical activity and nutrition educational component are required as two of the 5 or more Healthy Messages. Level 2 grants are intended to create a long-term sustainable program at the campus level.
Level 2 Grants are $3000 to $5,000.
Teen Advisory Board Grant:
Teen Advisory Board Grants (TB) are available to middle and high school campuses that are interested in implementing a TB at their school. A Teen Advisory Board is a group of diverse students that have a passion for creating a sustainable healthy campus environment, be involved in community service events and can mentor younger students. Oliver Foundation Staff and TB will provide training and assist in the implementation of this grant. A school sponsor is required for this group and will complete the grant application. Teen Advisory Grants are $500.

Grants will be awarded 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 Oliver Foundation is an operating foundation and thus will provide support and on site visits during the grant period.

EVALUATION PROCESS

Level 1 Grants:
Successful grant recipients must be willing to provide a Midcourse Progress Report during the program and a Final Report. Detailed evaluation methods and plans for a sustainable program must be included in the proposal.

Level 2 Grants:
Successful grant recipients must be willing to provide a Midcourse Progress Report at the end of each semester during the program and a Final Report at the end of the 2-year grant period. Detailed evaluation methods and plans for a sustainable program must be included in the proposal.

Teen Advisory Grants:
Successful grant recipients must be willing to provide a Midcourse Progress Report during the program and a Final Report. Detailed evaluation methods and plans for a sustainable program must be included in the proposal.

FUNDING LIMITATIONS
Funding will not be provided to support the following:
  • Organizations that practice discrimination by race, color, creed, sex, age or national origin
  • Contributions to capital campaigns
  • Operating deficits or retirement of debt
  • Endowment programs
  • Construction projects or real estate acquisitions
  • Political projects of any kind
  • Vehicles, such as vans or buses
  • Emergency medical services equipment
  • Clothing or uniforms for specific groups
  • Personnel Salaries
PROJECTS ARE SELECTED BASED ON:
  • Focus on prevention of childhood obesity implementing 3 or more of the Oliver Foundation's seven healthy messages for Level 1 Grants and 5 or more for Level 2 grant.
  • A nutrition and physical activity education component are mandatory.
  • Programs that meet a clear, identifiable need.
  • Creativity
  • Operational strength of the applicant organization, including project leadership
  • Sustainable impact of the overall program.
  • Applicant must agree to complete and submit a Midcourse Progress Report(s) and a Final Evaluation Form if awarded a grant.






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