Voices for Healthy Kids has awarded policy campaign grants to 16 nonprofit organizations nationwide for use in strategic issue advocacy campaigns focused on improving health equity with a focus on economic security, food security and healthy eating.
The grants range from $50,000 to $250,000 for up to 18 months. They represent the latest round of Voices for Healthy Kids grant funding, which aims to improve communities and the lives of children and families that experience systemic racism and oppression as underlying barriers to health.
- 16 awards to organizations in 14 states, Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C.
- Support policy campaigns at the state, tribal and local levels to improve:
- Economic security, such as ensuring children and families have access to quality, affordable early care and education
- Food security and healthy eating by expanding state funding for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Programs (SNAP), increasing access to clean water and building community support for healthy kids’ meals and taxes on sugary drinks
- Community Farm Alliance
- Fusion Partnership fiscal sponsor for SPACEs In Action
- Hunger Action Los Angeles
- Maryland Medical Society - MedChi
- Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy
- Oral Health Kansas
- Pinnacle Prevention
- Small Business Majority Foundation Inc.
- Youth Development Institute
- American Heart Association (Arkansas, California, Georgia, Tennessee/SE Region)
Voices for Healthy Kids, which receives financial support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and other funders, works around the country to improve or create equitable policies that will make the places all kids, live, learn and play healthier. The initiative supports local, tribal and state policy change efforts that will dramatically improve the health of children who are Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian and Alaskan Native or families who have low income through grant opportunities, technical assistance and capacity building. Additional opportunities for funding will be made available each spring and fall.