Grant Opportunities

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Smart from the Start

The Smart from the Start Awards are designed to encourage preschool teachers to create practical, long-term improvements in nutrition and physical activity at their preschool. By the end of this school year, Smart from the Start will have awarded almost 50 grants helping families, community members, students, and faculty make life-changing decisions for a healthier lifestyle.

Learn more about the Smart from the Start Award.

Build-a-Bear Workshop Grants

Build-A-Bear Workshop® provides grants through the Build-A-Bear Workshop Foundation and the Build-A-Bear Workshop Bear Hugs Foundation to 501(c)(3) public charities or registered Canadian charities that support special causes, such as children's health and wellness, animals, and literacy and education.

Learn more about the BaB grants.

Champions for Healthy Kids Grant

Through the Champions for Healthy Kids program, the General Mills Foundation will award 50 grants of $10,000 to organizations working to improve nutrition and physical fitness behaviors for youth (ages 2-18). SPARK is a model program for this grant and can provide the resources you need to promote physical activity and healthy eating.

Eligibility: Schools, after school programs, daycares, community-based orgs & govt agencies.

The application for the Champions for Healthy Kids program is currently closed. Visit the General Mills website for more information.

In Motion Outdoors Little Tikes Commercial Playground Grant

For over 30 years, Little Tikes Commercial has fostered the play environments of children through playground equipment, designed to challenge, stimulate creativity, and promote safe play for children. All children deserve access to playgrounds to better develop their physical and cognitive skills, which is why Little Tikes Commercial has created the In Motion Outdoors Playground Grant.

The In Motion Outdoors Playground Grant will provide you: The equipment you need to help keep your kids active and fit The in-kind product donations you need to help fund your playground The best value available in play The satisfaction of knowing you are providing kids with top-quality equipment

Learn more at Little Tikes Commercial.