Be Part of the Solution

Funding Opportunities

Funding Opportunities
LiveWell Colorado is happy to post funding opportunities for our partners in obesity prevention. To post a funding opportunity, please contact us.

If you have further questions about a specific funding opportunity listed, please contact that agency directly.

Grants with Specific Deadlines

GOCO Planning Grants are designed to help eligible entities develop strategic master plans for outdoor parks and recreation projects, trails or site-specific plans. Maximum grant is $75,000. Applicants must provide at least 25% of the total project cost in matching funds, at least 10% of which must be a cash match. Due to the high level of competition for these grants, 75% of the proposed match for the project must be secured at the time of application. Deadline is November 5.

GOCO's 2016 Local Park and Outdoor Recreation Grants are designed to assist communities and their partners in large scale, capital outdoor recreation projects such as new park developments, environmental education classrooms, nature and traditional playgrounds, athletic fields, skate parks, and whitewater parks.  Grant requests of up to $350,000 will be considered. Deadline is November 5. 

GOCO Mini Grants fund smaller outdoor recreation or environmental education projects and have a maximum limit of $45,000; the total project cost cannot exceed $60,000. Applicants must provide at least 25 percent of the total project cost in matching funds, at least 10 percent of which must be a cash match. The remaining 15 percent can be in-kind contributions. Deadline is November 5. 

The Laura Jane Musser Fund Rural Initative Program wants to encourage collaborative and participatory efforts among citizens in rural communities that will help to strengthen their towns and regions in a number of civic areas including, but not limited to, economic development, business preservation, arts and humanities, public space improvements, and education. Planning (up to $5,000) - These funds may support costs like: consultant or staff time, meeting costs, mailings, secretarial support, refreshments, local travel, childcare, etc. Implementation (Up to $25,000) - These funds are available to implement community based rural projects that originate in, have been planned by, and involve diverse people from the local community.  Capital campaigns will not be supported.  The projects should result in a tangible outcome within at least the first 18 months. Deadline is November 6. 

The Colorado Department of Education School CPR and AED Training Grant Program provides training for high school students on the effective implementation of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and the use of defibrillators. Funds can be used by Local Education Providers to provide instruction to high school students (grades nine through twelve) and high school staff in CPR and the use of an AED. The program selected must include a psychomotor skills component (hands?on practice). Deadline is November 9. 

The Jared Polis Foundation through its partnership with the Community Computer Connection, has created a technology mini-grant program to enhance and expand the utility of computers or other existing classroom technology. Grants for up to $1,500 may be requested for hardware, such as digital or video cameras, interactive whiteboards, and interactive response systems, tablets, e-readers, chromebooks or to purchase software, technology curriculum, or pay technology conference registration fees. Deadline is November 9. 

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows program provides the nation’s most comprehensive learning experience at the nexus of health, science, and policy in Washington, D.C. This is an opportunity for midcareer health professionals and behavioral and social scientists with an interest in health and health care policy. Fellows participate in the policy process at the federal level and use that leadership experience to improve health, health care, and health policy.
Up to seven fellows will be selected. Up to $165,000 is available per fellow. Deadline is November 12. 

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Culture of Health Prize recognizes and celebrates communities that have placed a priority on health and are creating powerful partnerships and deep commitments to make change -- change that will enable all in our diverse society to lead healthier lives now and for generations to come. Winning communities will each receive a $25,000 cash prize and have their success stories celebrated and shared broadly to inspire locally-driven change across the nation. Deadline is November 12.

The PeopleForBikes Foundation, as part of the Better Bike Share Partnership, will make grants of $25,000 – $75,000 available to collaborations of non-profit community-based organizations, cities, and bike share operators to support the development and implementation of strategies to increase bike share use in underserved communities. Preference will be given to projects led by community-based organizations. Letter of Interest deadline is November 13. 

The USDA Farm Service Agency is offering grants to improve farmer education on topics such as financial training, value-added production, recordkeeping, new market development, and crop production practices.  Awards between $20,000 and $100,000 per applicant will be available. Deadlines are November 20, 2015, January 22, 2016, March 18, 2016, and May 27, 2016. 

TD Bank and the Arbor Day Foundation are accepting applications to TD Green Streets, a grant program that will offer ten grants of $20,000 each in support of innovative urban forestry initiatives in low- to moderate-income neighborhoods. Funding will support the purchase of trees, tree planting and maintenance, and educational activities. Deadline is November 20.

The 100 Resilient Cities Challenge seeks to find 100 cities that are ready to build resilience to the social, economic, and physical challenges that cities face in an increasingly urbanized world. If your city applies for the 100 Resilient Cities Challenge, it could be one of 100 cities eligible to receive funding to hire a Chief Resilience Officer, assistance in developing a resilience strategy, access to a platform of innovative private and public sector tools to help design and implement that strategy, and membership in the 100 Resilient Cities Network. Deadline to apply is November 24.

The Healthy Kids Innovation Grant will support the next generation of innovative ideas in children’s health & nutrition. The grant aims to bring together multi-sector leaders in food, health, fitness and technology to fund innovations that have a classroom "proof of concept", or have been piloted in at least one classroom, and are ready to scale to the next level. Grants will range from $15,000-$25,000. Letter of Intent deadline is November 30 and the application deadline is December 15.

Community Food Projects (CFP) Competitive Grants Program aims to address the food needs of low-income individuals; increase the self-reliance of communities in providing for the food needs of the communities; promote comprehensive responses to local food access, farm, and nutrition issues; and meet specific state, local or neighborhood food and agricultural needs.  No single CFP
award shall exceed $125,000 in any single year or more than $400,000 over four years. Deadline is November 30. Note: Please let Wendy Peters Moschetti know if you are considering this very competitive funding opportunity as she is able to provide application assistance.

Share Our Strength’s At-Risk Afterschool Meals Program Ambassador Model pilot grant is a way to use peer-to-peer influence to promote the afterschool meals program to more kids who need it. Ambassadors will receive leadership training on the program and have a chance to earn incentives for successfully getting more kids to try the meal. $1,000 grants are available to support school and/or sponsor costs needed to implement the afterschool meals program using the ambassador model. Example expenses include: staffing, educational enrichment program costs, transportation. Deadline is December 1. 

The Western SARE Farmer/Rancher Research & Education grants aim to assist producers, working with a technical advisor, in developing a proposal to conduct both research and education on a sustainable agricultural topic and incorporate such items as: on-farm/ranch demonstrations; farmer-to-farmer educational outreach and other approaches to assist in producer adoption in an area of sustainable agriculture. Individual farmers or ranchers may apply for up to $15,000, and a group of three or more producers may apply for up to $25,000. Deadline is December 2.

The Western SARE Professional + Producer grants are one- to three-year grants where an agricultural professional – Cooperative Extension educator or Natural Resources Conservation Service professional – coordinates a research and education project on a sustainable agricultural topic and a farmer or rancher serves as the project advisor. Applicants can seek up to $50,000 and must have at least five producers involved. Deadline is December 2.

The innovative Sponsor-A-Hive program bestows material grants to help people safely set up, maintain, and observe such on-site bee sanctuaries at schools, community gardens, and green spaces across the United States. Application deadline is December 4.

The Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships recognize and reward students who have made a significant impact in the fight against hunger. The scholarship recipients each receive $5,000 for their education as well as a matching grant in their name for the hunger-related charity of their choice. Deadline is December 5.

Roots & Branches ssupport organizations, programs or projects that address one or both of the following grant priorities: Strengthening families and communities through increasing access to healthy food and nutrition education. Grants range from $5,000 to $50,000. Requests for general operating support will be considered in cases where the mission of the organization and all of its work is closely aligned with one of Roots & Branches' grant priorities. Proposals will be accepted from organizations serving the Greater Denver community, including Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas and Jefferson counties. The deadline to submit a proposal is December 8. 

The Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries helps school libraries encourage and foster a love of reading, support student learning, and make books and reading materials available to students who otherwise would not have access to them. Grants of up to $7,000 will be awarded to help libraries in schools where 85 percent or more of students qualify for free or reduced lunches expand, update, and diversify their book collections. Deadline is December 14.

The CoBiz Cares Foundation provides grants to address human services including food banks, food pantries and food distribution. Grants up to $5,000 are available to specific areas in Colorado (Denver-metro area, Boulder County, Eagle County area, Fort Collins area, Colorado Springs area). Deadline is December 31. 

The Schlessman Family Foundation provides grants in the following areas: disadvantaged youth programs, elder/senior programs, food service and delivery programs, and education programs that work to address the needs of at-risk students and improve literacy among adult learners. Nonprofit organizations in Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas and Jefferson counties are eligible to apply. Deadline is December 31.

Katie's Krops is excited to offer grants to youth between the ages of 9 and 16 in the United States to start vegetable gardens with the harvest donated to feed people in need. The winners will be awarded a gift card to a garden center in their area (up to $500), support from Katie’s Krops, and a digital camera to document the garden and the harvest. Deadline is December 31.

The Walmart Community Grant Program funds projects in the following areas: Hunger Relief & Healthy Eating, Sustainability, Women's Economic Empowerment and Career Opportunity. Grants range from $500 to $2,500. Deadline is December 31.

The Baseball Tomorrow Fund awards grants to nonprofit organizations involved in the operation of baseball and softball programs and facilities for children between the ages of 10 and 16. Grant funds may be used to finance a new program, expand or improve an existing program, undertake a new collaborative effort, or obtain facilities or equipment necessary for youth baseball or softball programs. The average grant amount is approximately $40,000. A matching grant of at least 50 percent from another source is required. Deadline is January 1.  

The Russell Sage Foundation’s program on Social Inequality supports research on the social, economic, political, and labor market consequences of rising economic inequalities in the United States. Topics of interest include economic well-being, equality of opportunity, and intergenerational mobility; the political process and the resulting policies; psychological and/or cultural change; education; labor markets; child development and child outcomes; neighborhoods and communities; families, family structure, and family formation; and other forms of inequality. Two-year grants of up to $150,000 are available. Deadline is January 5. 

The Agricultural Safety and Health Council of America is seeking applications for its 2016 Safety Grants Program. The purpose of the annual program is to encourage and provide financial support for interventions at the local and/or regional level in order to facilitate timely application of evidence-based safety and health strategies to protect agricultural workers. A maximum of $10,000 may be requested. Deadline is January 7. 

The Colorado Department of Transportation 2016 Safe Routes to School Infrastructure and Non-Infrastructure Projects grant application has been released. Funding is available for one or two year projects.  $2 million for infrastructure projects and $0.5 million for noninfrastructure projects is available. Applicants for SRTS program funds must provide at least 20% of the total project costs in matching funds. Minimum funding for infrastructure projects is set at $50,000 with maximum project funding set at $350,000. To provide guidance on completing the application and understanding the requirements of a CDOT grant, the Colorado SRTS program manager will be hosting grantee training sessions at various locations throughout the state in mid-November. For more information, contact Leslie Feuerborn at 303.757.9088 or Deadline is January 8. 

The Citizens’ Institute on Rural Design (CIRD) is a National Endowment for the Arts leadership initiative that provides communities access to the resources they need to convert their own good ideas into reality. CIRD offers annual competitive funding to six small towns or rural communities to host a two-and-half day community development and design workshop. Successful applicants will receive a $10,000 stipend (that must be matched one-to-one) in addition to in-kind professional design expertise and technical assistance valued at $35,000. Deadline is January 12.


The Captain Planet Foundation provides grants support hands-on environmental projects designed to encourage innovative initiatives that inspire and empower children and youth. Captain Planet Foundation will accept small grant requests for amounts between $500 – $2,500. Deadline is January 31.

Toshiba America Foundation accepts applications from teachers who are passionate about making science and mathematics more engaging for their students. Grades 6-12 grant requests for $5,000 or less are accepted on a rolling basis. $1,000 Grant Applications for grades K - 5 are due October 1. 6-12 Grant requests for $5,000 or more are accepted on February 1, 2016.

The Open Meadows Foundation seeks projects that promote gender/racial/economic justice. The projects must be led by and benefit women and girls, particularly those from vulnerable communities. Grants up to $2000 will be awarded to projects that reflect the diversity of the community served by the project in both its leadership and organization; promote building community power; and have limited financial access or have encountered obstacles in their search for funding. Deadline is February 15.

The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation supports projects that foster creative expression, collaboration, and interaction with a diverse community. Grants of up to $500 will support educators to create special activities outside the standard curriculum and make time to encourage their students. Projects funded in the past include murals, pen pal groups, quilts, theater productions, newspapers and other publications, intergenerational activities, and programs that bring disparate communities together. Mini-grants can fund programs that support the Common Core Standards. Deadline is March 31.


Grants with Rolling deadlines

The Surdna Foundation makes grants to nonprofit organizations in the priority areas of Sustainable Environments, Strong Local Economies, and Thriving Cultures. LOIs are accepted on a rolling basis. Funding amount varies.

Project Produce: Fruit and Veggie Grants for Schools provides $2,500 to help schools increase kids’ access to fresh fruits and veggies and nutrition education. Any district or independent school participating in the National School Lunch Program is eligible to apply. Grant funds must be used to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables to support Project Produce programming.

The Kinder Morgan Foundation provides support for programs that benefit youth in K-12 that focus on academic programs, including tutoring; arts education programs; and environmental education programs that work with local schools and meet curriculum standards. Grants range from $1,000 - $5,000. Deadlines are the 10th of every other month. 

The Western Colorado Community Grants Fund is designed to respond to unmet needs as they arise in our communities, help local nonprofit organizations leverage matching grants and fund new projects that benefit the entire community. Grants are available for special projects and/or general operating support. Grants range from $250 - $1,500. 

Action for Healthy Kids has additional breakfast funding available for 2015-2016. Eligible schools may apply for grants to pilot or expand universal, alternative breakfast programs. Grant size is $2,500 per school with the opportunity to fund multiple schools within the district. Previously funded universal breakfast grantees are eligible to receive $1,000 sustainability grants.  Schools must have a current breakfast ADP of 70% or less and a free/reduced price meal eligibility of 50% or higher. Grants will be awarded to qualified schools on a first come, first served basis based on availability. For more information and to apply, contact AFHK State Coordinator Stephanie Ekoniak at or 415-577-3217.

The LIDS Foundation supports organizations that promote active and healthy lifestyles as well as leadership and growth opportunities. Grants are available to support the direct costs of youth programming and full or partial scholarship funding for camps or youth athletic programs. Grants range from $1,000 – $5,000. 

The Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation is dedicated to improving the health of the public by advancing the education and training of health professionals. Priority areas for grants include interprofessional education and teamwork, new curriculum content, new models for clinical education, education for the care of underserved populations and career development of underrepresented minorities. President’s grants are 1-year or less in duration and are no more than $35,000. Board grants are 1-3 years in duration and funding varies. 

Cigna World of Difference Grants provide significant support for projects aimed at eliminating health disparities and supporting Health Equity. There is no maximum or minimum grant. However, a typical first-year, pilot-level award is $100,000.

The Wish You Well Literacy Foundation funds implementation and expansion of new and existing literacy and educational programs. Grants range from $200 to $10,000. Applications are reviewed quarterly. 

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Evidence for Action: Investigator-Initiated Research to Build a Culture of Health is inviting applications for high-impact, action-oriented research. Applicants may submit proposals that would: provide evidence for the factors that RWJF believes may impact health; reframe or challenge existing ideas; integrate existing data and methods across disciplines and sectors; and/or identify actions that can improve health for marginalized populations. 

The Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood provides grants for innovative, creative projects and programs that will significantly enhance the development, health, safety, education or quality of life of children from infancy through five years of age. The Foundation provides funding in the following areas: Early Childhood Welfare, Early Childhood Education and Play, Parenting Education. The Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood has a two-step funding application process that includes both a letter of inquiry (LOI) and a full proposal. 

The mission of the Harry Chapin Foundation is to support organizations that have demonstrated their ability to dramatically improve the lives and livelihood of people by helping them to become self-sufficient. The foundation funds community education, arts-in-education and agricultural and environmental programs. Maximum grant is $10,000. 

USDA has announced the availability of funding for replacement equipment for those that already accept SNAP via farmers’ markets. Markets and farmers who may be in need of replacement equipment need to complete the newly updated Eligibility Assessment to determine if they qualify for free equipment, and to learn about next steps to obtain it. 

The Kresge Foundation Health program seeks to help communities overcome the economic and social disadvantages that contribute to poor health so that all Americans have the chance to enjoy productive, self-determined lives. Funding opportunities include Developing Healthy Places and Accelerating Community-Centered Approaches to Health.

The Lowe's Small Grants program is an outlet for organizations seeking smaller-scale assistance for non-educational focused projects. These grants range from $100 to $2,000. Please note that grant funds are distributed as Lowe’s gift cards.

Green Up Our Schools provides funding for proposed waste reduction and recycling plans in elementary schools. Each school receives $2,000 over the course of the 3-year program that can be used for buying recycling bins, reusable utensils and containers for the school cafeteria, recycling services provided by a commercial waste hauler, compensation for extra time spent on the program by the teacher in charge, etc.

King Soopers and City Market offer grants to local nonprofit organizations, schools and churches to make the communities we share better places to live and work. Support is available in the areas of hunger relief, women's health, children's health and wellbeing, K-12 education, advancing diversity, sustaining the environment, grassroots community programs and local disaster relief.

The Reiman Foundation focuses its giving in four main areas: health care, education, the arts, and children.

The CHS Foundation supports education and leadership development in rural America through funding of adult education and leadership programs and is open to innovative and collaborative approaches to address emerging issues and opportunities in rural communities. Awards funding for projects and programs related to rural youth leadership, rural cooperative education, community leadership development, and farm and agriculture safety.

Karma for Cara’s mission consists of three goals: supporting youth engagement and service, recognizing unsung heroes in service and reducing the suffering of cancer patients and their families. Kids 18 and under can apply for microgrants to complete service projects in their communities. Microgrants will range from $250 to $1,000 and be distributed as gift cards to home goods stores, office supply stores, grocery food chains and toy stores.

The Rural Economic Development Loan and Grant Program is designed to promote rural economic development and job creation projects. Funding is provided through local utility organizations. Examples of eligible projects include business incubators, community development assistance to non-profits and public bodies (particularly job creation or enhancement), facilities and equipment for education and training for rural residents to facilitate economic development, and facilities and equipment for medical care to rural residents. Grants range from $300,000 to $2,000,000.

Udemy is an online learning marketplace where more than three million students have taken courses in everything from programming to yoga to photography. The company has announced that it will award grants of $2,500 to nonprofit organizations to support the creation of a course on the Udemy platform. Courses should provide social value, creating benefits (or reductions of cost) for society. Course ideas include but are not limited to teacher training, entrepreneur empowerment, and education for community members. Two grants will be awarded each month and applicants should apply by the first day of the month to be considered in that month’s funding round.

American Heart Association's Voices for Healthy Kids funding initiative is working to engage, organize and mobilize people to improve the health of their communities and reverse the childhood obesity epidemic. This initiative is pursuing policy-change strategies that research and practice suggest will have the greatest impact. Voices for Healthy Kids is allocating awards up to $90,000 per award for a period of up to one year with potential renewal. In addition to this base level of funding, grantees will be supported by a robust technical assistance initiative and also have priority access to supplemental additional potential
resources (including Rapid Response).

Advocacy Advance 2015 Rapid Response Grants help state and local advocacy organizations take advantage of unexpected opportunities to win, increase, or preserve public funding for biking and walking. These grants are for short-term campaigns that will increase or preserve investments in active transportation in communities where program choices are being made on how to spend federal, state, and local funding. Grants range from $1,000 to $3,000.

Gates Family Foundation capital grants are generally limited to comprehensive capital campaigns, which are typically for building purchase, construction, expansion, renovation, and/or land acquisition. Funding categories include arts and culture, education, well-being of children, youth & families, parks, conservation & recreation and community development & revitalization.

RGK Foundation awards grants in the broad areas of Education, Community, and Health/Medicine. All applicants must complete an electronic Letter of Inquiry. The average Foundation grant is $25,000.

Pinnacle Food Service Breakfast Building Grant Program is designed to help recipient schools increase student breakfast participation by providing supplemental funding to support or enhance an existing program or jump-start a new program. Individual Grants of up to $1,000 will be awarded on a rolling basis. Eligible schools/districts must have a reimbursable breakfast ADP of less than 40% for the school or building applying for the grant to increase your breakfast program participation.

Singing for Change, created by Jimmy Buffett in 1995, offers competitive grants to address the root causes of social or environmental empower individuals to effect positive change in their communities. Most likely to be considered are organizations that keep their overhead low, include community members in planning, and collaborate with other groups to find innovative ways of solving common problems. Grants range in size from $1,000 to $10,000.

The Farrell Family Foundation provides grants for education with an emphasis on technology, health & human welfare, and the arts.

Microloans: Flexible Credit for Small Farms. Smaller farms, including those producing specialty crops and operating community supported agriculture programs, often face limited financing options. To better serve the unique financial operating needs of beginning, niche and small farmers, the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) now offers microloans up to $35,000. Microloan funds may be used to purchase items such as livestock and feed, farm equipment, fuel, farm chemicals, insurance and other operating costs, including family living expenses, minor improvements or repairs to buildings, farm-related debt refinancing (excluding real estate).

Colorado Enterprise Fund is a nonprofit lending source specializing in loans up to $250,000 to support small business. CEF funds many small businesses that are not able to receive traditional bank financing. CEF also provides guidance, training, and resources to help small and emerging businesses succeed.

A.V. Hunter Trust, Inc. provides grants to non-profit organizations offering community and human services to assist disabled, indigent, seniors and youth. Requests for general operating funds are prefered. Typical grants range from $5,000 to $30,000.

The Safeway Foundation focuses on giving locally in the areas of health and human services, hunger relief, education and helping people living with disabilities. Applications are reviewed on a quarterly basis. Typical grants range from $2,500 to $10,000.

The Finish Line Youth Foundation supports youth programs that are effective and inclusive, funding opportunities for participation in youth programs that place an importance on youth development and an active lifestyle. Grants generally range from $1,000 to $5,000, although the Foundation may occasionally make significant, larger grants to maximize funding impact in its interest areas. Applications will be accepted on a quarterly basis.

The Cornell Douglas Foundation provides small grants to organizations which promote the vision of the foundation: advocating for environmental health and justice, encouraging stewardship of the environment, and furthering respect for sustainability of resources. Average grant amount is $10,000. Applications are accepted throughout the year.

The Edmund T. And Eleanor Quick Foundation generally prefers to make grants to smaller organizations where such grant making activity will have an impact.  Past grants have included historic preservation, education, elder care and services, religious organizations, music education, public recreation facilities, and animal care. Funding amounts vary.

The Kettering Family Foundation  will consider activities in the following categories: Arts, Culture and Humanities; Education; Environment; Health/Medical; Human Services and Public/Society Benefit.

The Kinder Morgan Foundation provides support for programs that benefit youth in grades K-12. Focus areas include academic programs, including tutoring, arts education programs and environmental education programs that work with local schools and meet curriculum standards. Grants are between $1,000 and $5,000. Deadlines are the 10th of every other month beginning in January.

The Leighty Foundation funds grants primarily in the areas of Earth Protection, Education, Volunteer Engagement and the Promotion of Philanthropy. Grants are usually made for one year or one project. Grants proceed from a formal proposal and range from $3,000 - $10,000. A written evaluation of the project is required from each grantee.

The Greenlee Family Foundation focuses on funding areas related to promote individual self sufficiency with an emphasis on direct service programs. Typical grants range in size of $1,000-10,000. Deadline is rolling.

Walgreens provides grants to organizations that focus on access, outreach, and education geared toward health in their communities, with priority given to programs that address the health needs of community residents. Deadline is rolling.

The Colorado Department of Education's Qualified Zone Academy Bonds program is a way for school districts to obtain interest free financing for renovation, repair projects, and other needs. CDE does not provide the funding, but provides authorization to a school district to obtain the interest free financing if the school district qualifies.

The Hearst Foundations support well-established nonprofit organizations that address significant issues within their major areas of interests – culture, education, health and social service – and that primarily serve large demographic and/or geographic constituencies.

Seeded with a $7.1 million investment from the Colorado Health Foundation, the Colorado Fresh Food Financing Fund (CO4F) will enable food retailers to provide fresh, healthy food in underserved Colorado communities. A public-private partnership fund, CO4F will make financing available for grocers that offer affordable and nutritious foods in areas where such goods are scarce.

The Daniels Fund provides grants to nonprofit organizations to support aging, amateur sports, early childhood education, K-12 education reform, and youth development. Grant amount vary and deadline is rolling.

MetLife Foundation supports projects to empower people to lead healthy, productive lives and strengthen communities. The Foundation makes grants in health, education, civic affairs and culture. The Healthy Habits program seeks to promote healthy habits and physical fitness for illness prevention, especially among children. Grant amounts vary and deadline is rolling.

Aetna Foundation Grants of up to $40,000 will be awarded for programs that target communities where healthy food can be difficult to buy, and where social and environmental factors may limit people's ability to be physically active.

The Mott Foundation's Pathways Out of Poverty program supports initiatives that promote learning beyond the classroom especially for traditionally underserved children and youth -- as a strategy for improving public education. Grants should provide optimum opportunities for academic support and enrichment for young people to learn and develop both in school, summer, and after school. Central to this effort are partnerships between school and community-based organizations and other local institutions. Letters of Inquiry accepted at anytime. Award amounts vary.

US Tennis Association funds tennis court line painting (up to $4,000), basic facility improvements (up to $4,000), resurfacing, and new facility construction or facility expansion (up to $50,000). Rolling deadline.

The Pollination Project makes $1,000 grants to individual change-makers with an idea and a plan to make their community a better place. Eligible issue areas include environment, justice, community health and wellness, and arts and culture. Rolling deadline.

Odell Brewing Company’s Charity of the Month program funds non-profit organizations serving environmental, educational or humanitarian causes. The Tasting Room donations are used to fund this initiative and monthly donations average $1200.

The World We Want Foundation provides grants of up to $5,000 to organizations that represent youth making positive social change in their communities. Youth between the ages of 13 and 25 who want to make a difference through a range of social action activities, including community service projects, service-learning projects, and social ventures are eligible to apply. Qualified applications must have a project team of one or more youths, a partner organization that supports and sponsors the team, and a project mentor to guide and advise the team. Rolling deadline.

The Ray C. Anderson Foundation is accepting Letters of Inquiry from nonprofit environmental organizations for initiatives that support environmental, economic, and social sustainability in the United States. Through its Gray Notes Grants program, the foundation awards grants of between $2,000 and $25,000 for environmental conservation, preservation, education, and restoration initiatives; urban agriculture programs; clean water and clean air projects; environmental and economic think tanks; and grassroots initiatives that inform and inspire people to collaborate and take positive action to protect the planet. Deadline: Open (Letters of Inquiry)

Rural Transit Assistance Programs provide a source of funding to assist in the design and implementation of training and technical assistance projects and other support services tailored to meet the specific needs of transit operators in non-urbanized areas. Rolling deadline.

Community Programs, part of the US Dept. of Agriculture's Rural Development program helps to develop essential community facilities for public use in rural areas with less than 20,000 residents. Financial tools available include the Community Facilities Direct and Guaranteed Loan Program, the Community Facilities Grant Program, and the Rural Community Development Initiative.

KaBOOM! offers a variety of grants to fund playgrounds.  Let’s Play Community Construction grants provides $15,000 toward the purchase of playground equipment that will be built using the KaBOOM! community-build model.  Imagination Playground in a Box is a semi-mobile kit of parts suitable for a variety of outdoor and indoor sites.  KaBOOM! is able to offer grant opportunities to KaBOOM! Alumni Network members to enhance their current play spaces including outdoor fitness stations, outdoor shade structures, and imagination playgrounds.  Let’s Play Completion grants provide $500 to qualifying Do-It-Yourself communities to be used toward the improvement of an existing playground built using the KaBOOM! community build model.  Joint Use Grants are solely for the creation or expansion of joint use agreements to create new access to existing playgrounds. The $15,000 Joint Use Grants can be used to support the opening of at least four playgrounds and the $30,000 Joint Use Grants the opening of at least eight playgrounds. 

Express Scripts funds organizations that advance medical- and health-related causes, particularly for the uninsured and underinsured; we fund educational activities that support school readiness, improve literacy, develop math competency and provide science enrichment to help prepare students for higher education and success in life. Community engagement is an important value at Express Scripts.

The Dorthea Haus Ross Foundation supports programs that enable entrepreneurs to build sustainable economic communities for their children and families. Grant range is typically between $25,000 to $50,000. 

Good Sports provides equipment, apparel, and footwear to programs in need.

Albertson’s charitable giving focuses on hunger relief, health and nutrition, and environmental stewardship.

The Fuel Up Breakfast Grants program helps improve student access to high-quality, nutritious foods at school. This grant provides funds to help schools improve or expand their breakfast programs with an emphasis on alternative breakfast options that are sustainable.

Home Depot Foundation’s Community Impact Grant Program provides grants up to $5,000 for programs that use the power of volunteers to improve the physical health of their community.

The Tony Hawk Foundation provides grants to encourage and facilitate the design, development, construction, and operation of high-quality public skate parks serving at-risk youth in low-income areas.

HealthierUS Schools Challenge: Recognizes nutrition and physical activity efforts in schools.  Funding Amount: $2,000 for Gold Award of Distinction, $1,500 for Gold, $1,000 for Silver and $500 for Bronze.

The Colorado Rockies Charity Fund supports organizations promoting health and wellness in low income communities in the Denver Metro area.

Costco Wholesale Corporate Contributions Program provides grants and product donations to nonprofit organizations and educational institutions that address the areas of children's issues, education, and health and human services. Requests should be submitted to the Warehouse Manager at the nearest Costco. Grant or donation requests which impact a broader region should go through the appropriate regional office. Requests may be submitted throughout the year.

Contact Us


Awakening Testimonials - Tracy


Awakening Testimonials - Michael


Awakening Testimonials - Suzanne


Easy Home Exercises


Easy, 100-Calorie Choices


Choose a Healthy Breakfast


Subscription Center

To join LiveWell Colorado, register now!

Please select the updates you’d like to receive.

Stay informed on what's new at LiveWell.

Sign up to receive email notifications when there are new LiveWell Colorado Blog entries posted.

Sign up to receive email notifications when there are new LiveWell Moms Blog entries posted.

Join the Ambassador Program and get ideas on how to make healthy choices for your family.

Profile Sign-up

LiveWell eLetter

Stay informed on what's new at LiveWell.

LiveWell news

See what's new and join the conversation.

My Stats

View past results and find out today's scores.

Register Log In


Subscription Center

To join LiveWell Colorado, register now!

Please select the updates you’d like to receive.

Stay informed on what's new at LiveWell.

Sign up to receive email notifications when there are new LiveWell Colorado Blog entries posted.

Sign up to receive email notifications when there are new LiveWell Moms Blog entries posted.

Join the Ambassador Program and get ideas on how to make healthy choices for your family.

Profile Sign-up

LiveWell eLetter

Stay informed on what's new at LiveWell.

LiveWell news

See what's new and join the conversation.

My Stats

View past results and find out today's scores.

Register Log In