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 children.
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.
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 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 implementing two or more of the Oliver Foundation's seven healthy messages.
- Should include one or more nutrition education instruction and behavioral objectives and one or more physical activity education instruction and behavioral objective.
- Meeting 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.