Healthy Living

HFL’s 2017 Grant Cycle is Now Closed

Background

Obesity and weight-related chronic disease are severe obstacles to a person’s ability to live a long and fulfilling life. Many residents of La Porte live with unhealthy body weight, do not exercise regularly and lack access to healthy food options. The many negative consequences of unhealthy weight, poor diet and physical inactivity can lead to serious health risks, greater medical costs and a lower quality of life.

Reducing the negative effects of poor physical health and its impact on our community is a key component of the Healthcare Foundation of La Porte’s mission of empowering our residents to live healthy and well. Therefore, we have identified Healthy Living as a Strategic Focus Area and are committed to helping La Porte residents improve their physical health. Grant requests do not have a set minimum but are limited by our yearly budget. HFL has budgeted a maximum of $3.5 million for grants in 2017.

Goals

Our goals for Healthy Living grants are:

  • Reducing obesity and weight-related chronic diseases
  • Improving access to healthy foods, reducing food deserts
  • Increasing community-wide focus on active living and fit lifestyles

 

Eligibility Requirements:

To be considered for an award:

  • The proposed supported program must directly serve or support residents who reside within the City of La Porte and surrounding areas.
  • The proposed program will impact and improve health and wellness.

Priority will be given to proposals that:

  • Encourage collaboration between community organizations.
  • Use evidence-based practices.

HFL Will Not Fund:

  • Underwriting for an organization’s annual appeals/solicitations, special events or general fundraising.
  • Organizations who discriminate in any way based on participation or membership in a specific religious faith, race, gender, citizenship status, sexual orientation, age or disability.
  • Faith based organizations will be considered for grants so long as the grant proceeds are used for programs offered by such organization that are offered to individuals regardless of their religious affiliation, race, gender, citizenship status, sexual orientation, age or disability.
  • Endowments.
  • Lobbying or the support of any political candidate, political party or political activity.

 

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Learn More About Our Grants:

Utilize the links below to learn more about the different grants HFL will be awarding and if your organization is eligible to apply!