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Teen Advisory Board Grant

Teen Advisory Board grants ($500) are available for middle and high school students who are interested in forming a Teen Advisory Board (TB) on their campus.

The purpose of a Teen Advisory Board is to create a healthy campus environment, promote healthy choices and mentor younger students. A school sponsor is required to oversee this group of students and submit the grant application.

The Oliver Foundation and members of the Oliver Foundation Teen Advisory Board will provide training and resources to assist in implementing and sustaining this grant. The existing Oliver Foundation Teen Advisory Board Application form, interview questions and by law templates will be provided and can be modified for each campus.

The initial Teen Advisory Board will be a body of diverse students that value health and fitness and are leaders on their campus and in the community.

It is recommended that the initial TB be no more than 8-10 students, ages 13-18. The initial group of students must maintain acceptable scholastic reports (GPA to be determined by campus guidelines), be free of alcohol, drugs, tobacco and be role models for children. Initial members can volunteer for membership or be recommended by administration or campus staff. These students will apply to be a member of the TB and go through the interview process. Oliver Foundation Staff and/or Teen Board Members will assist in interviewing the initial members and teach interviewing skills. Officers will be elected from this initial group of students. Additional members will be required to apply for a position on the board and go through the interview process. The Oliver Foundation Staff and TB members will be available to assist in this interview process.

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 mentoring and innovative community service programs.

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

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
  • Focus on prevention of childhood obesity, mentoring students and participating in community service activities that implement the Oliver Foundation's seven healthy messages.
  • Meet a clear, identifiable need
  • 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 and a Final Evaluation Form if awarded a grant.
Program Requirements:
  • TB Members will meet a minimum of once a month.
  • TB Members will advocate for healthy changes on their campus.
  • TB Members will mentor younger students (Elementary and Middle School students in feeder pattern schools)
  • TB will perform community service events 2-3 times per school year
Healthy Choices Grant Application
Healthy Choices Grant Application
  • Please fill out this application in its entirety.
  • Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
  • Please submit completed application on-line.
  • We are unable to process applications sent via USPS.
  • You will be notified by e-mail of receipt of the application.
  • You will be notified of grant status 15 days after due date.
  • Successful grant recipients will receive a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to be returned within 10 days of receipt.
  • Rolling deadline for applications: April 15th, July 15th & October 15th

  • Healthy Choices Grant Application
    Requesting Grant Type: Teen Advisory Board $500
    Program Start Date:    mm/dd/yyyy Program End Date:    mm/dd/yyyy
    Applicant's Information:
    Applicant's Position:
    Name: E-Mail:
    Phone: Cell Phone:
    School Information
    Type of Campus:
    School Name:
    School Address: City:
    State: Zip code:
    Phone: FAX:
    School District: Website:
    Principal's Information:
    Name: E-Mail:
    Phone: Cell Phone:
    Organization's Information:
    Is your organization an IRS 501 (c) (3)?
    Tax Exempt ID:
    UIL Rating: Small (1A, 2A 3A)       Large (4A, 5A)
    Classification: Urban       Suburban       Rural
    Current Campus Enrollment / Demographic Breakdown of Student Population:
    Type of Campus: Campus Enrollment:
    African American: % Hispanic: %
    White: % Native American: %
    Asian Pacific Islander: % Economically Disadvantaged: %
    Please list feeder pattern elementary and middle schools
    Program Information Specific to this Grant Request
    Program Name: Number of Students:
    Please describe the program, projected outcomes and plans for sustainability that you anticipate being able to achieve with this grant.
    Line Item Budget
    Complete line items that are applicable to your Healthy Choices project. If not applicable, enter 0.
    Please enter whole numbers only, no commas or dollar signs.
    Program Equipment & Supplies: $ Meeting/Event Costs: $
    Incentives & Awards: $ Printing and Copying: $
    Other: $
    Total Amount to Support Projects: $
    Please provide an itemized list of your equipment, supplies, incentives, awards, meeting/event costs, printing/copying and other expenses. A detailed narrative is required.

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    The Oliver Foundation is a Texas-based 501(c)(3) non-profit operating foundation dedicated to the prevention of childhood obesity.

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