SANDAG logo graphic that links to home pageSANDAG’s Walk, Ride, and Roll to School Mini-Grants for 2016-2017

Walk, Ride, and Roll to School Mini-Grants.  For the 2016-2017 school year, mini-grants of up to $1,500 will be awarded for programs or projects that educate and encourage active forms of transportation to and from school, and that promote pedestrian and bike safety around schools.  Eligible applicants include public or private K-12 schools or school districts, K-12 after school programs, or community base organizations applying on behalf of schools.  A total of $30, 000 in grant funding is available. 

For complete details on eligibility, reporting requirements, evaluation criteria, and timelines, download the Walk, Ride, and Roll to School Mini-Grant Applications packet. To apply, download the application form and return it to no later than April 22, 2016 at 5 p.m. PT.*
*Please note that you MUST download and save the electronic application form PRIOR to entering your application details to avoid loss of data. 

The Walk, Ride, and Roll to School Mini-Grant program is an annual active transportation and safety awareness effort implemented by iCommute. The program is designed to empower local schools with the resources and flexibility to organize events and programs that work best for their students. In 2015, the program funded sixteen projects and events.


National PTA’s Healthy School Meals Grant

Enhance School Meals in your School

National PTA’s Healthy School Meals Grant provides local PTAs with tools to use in partnering with schools to improve the quality of schools meals.  School meals are an 12718334_10153455838207029_6772841085150626557_nopportunity for students to receive one third of their daily nutrient needs.  Grants of up to $2,000 will be awarded to PTAs who can most clearly demonstrate their capacity to partner with school administrators and food services providers to implement the requirement of the healthy school meals grant program.  Eligible applicants must be a PTA in good standing, as determined by the State PTA.  This opportunity is made possible through funding from Pew Charitable

For more information, visit the National PTA’s Website

Deadline – April 22, 2016 at 12 PM EST


activitygrantNo Fooling! Grants Available for Breakfast + Activity Programs

April 1, 2016, is the deadline to apply for School Grants for Healthy Kids for 2016–2017.

Action for Healthy Kids offers School Breakfast grants to pilot or expand school breakfast programs and Game On grants to fund physical activity/nutrition initiatives.

Visit to access informational webinars on both programs and grant applications.



The Spring Activity Challenge is coming to your school April 11- May 6. Get fired up!

Fire Up Your Feet helps encourage students, staff and families to be healthy and physically active before, during, and after school. As you move through another action-packed school year, consider participating in the Spring Activity Challenge that takes place in California from 4/11/16 – 5/6/16. $39K in cash awards will be distributed to help enhance physical activity and wellness programs in schools across California this spring!

Register for the Spring Challenge on the Fire Up Your Feet website.

Fire Up Your Feet is a Partner in the National Safe Routes to School and National PTA  to find out more, visit the website.


Scholarships for Foster Care Students

Name Amount Deadline
Foster Child Grant Program $6000 Varies
George Parker Memorial Scholarship $2000 Varies
James Howard Farris Scholarship $500 Varies
Outstanding Youth College Scholarship $2000 June 12, 2015
Name Amount Deadline
George Parker Memorial Scholarship $2000 Varies
James Howard Farris Scholarship $500 Varies
Darnall GU Scholarship Varies Varies
Jack Pollock Scholarship Varies Varies
Rotary Club of Ft. Lauderdale South Scholarship – BCC Varies Varies
Bailey Family Endowed Scholarship Varies Varies
Children’s Opportunity Group Scholarship – BCC Varies Varies
Peter Michael Ritzko Memorial Award Varies Varies


WARE medical, educational child abuse prevention                                           Deadline: Rolling

Grant supports projects that improve the quality of people’s lives, especially children’s.  Projects may be in a variety of areas, including child abuse prevention, medical capital improvement and research, environmental conservation, and community-based schemes. Child abuse prevention projects should serve large numbers of children of all ages, from newborns to age 18.   Eligible applicants are 501(c) (3) nonprofit organizations, Academic Institutions.   Letters of inquiry must be mailed or emailed to the address provided in the Contact section. Electronic submissions also require a mailed copy.  Contact Program Staff at 


That’s Not Cool Ambassadors Program                                                                           Deadline: Ongoing

That’s Not Cool uses examples of pressure and control that occur in the digital world (online and via cell phone) to encourage young people to draw their own lines about what’s okay, or not okay, in relationships. Members of the

That’s Not Cool Ambassadors team will gain valuable experience, national exposure, and meaningfully contribute to this award-winning initiative. Ambassador posts are open to boys and girls, age 13-19.  To apply visit  HERE.


Albertsons Charitable Grants
Deadline: Ongoing

The purpose of this program is to create strong communities and enhance the quality of life for customers and associates of Albertsons. Focus areas for this program are hunger relief, youth and education, recycling, and food and nutrition.

Eligibility for this program is limited to organizations located in five regions: Intermountain, Northwest, Southern, Southern California, and Southwest.


Union Bank Foundation Grants
 Deadline: Ongoing                         

The UB Foundation is an agent for charitable contributions made by Union Bank. Established in 1953, the foundation has, throughout its history, supported the bank’s commitment to help meet the needs of the communities it serves.


Champions for Healthy Kids                                                                                     Deadline:         Ongoing                 

Promoting healthy nutrition and fitness for America’s youth, the purpose of this program is to support organizations that promote improvements in nutrition and physical fitness behaviors for youth. Projects must provide dietary and fitness information that is accurate and scientifically based.  Projects must include a registered dietitian or dietetic technician to deliver the nutrition education component or to act in an advisory capacity. Projects must promote moderate physical activity (30 minutes daily, for five days per week) or vigorous physical activity (20 minutes daily, for three days per week).  Eligible applicants include:   Government agencies, including health departments, Native American tribes, Nonprofit and community-based organizations, Schools.  Funding is available to support 50 awards of $20,000 through this program.


Baseball Tomorrow Fund                                                                                             Deadline:  Rolling          

The purpose of this program is to promote and enhance the growth of youth participation in baseball and softball. Funding may be used to support a new project, expand or improve an existing project, undertake a new collaborative effort, or obtain necessary facilities or equipment. This program is intended to support incremental programming and facilities costs. Funding may be used to support capital expenditures, including: Baseball/softball equipment and uniforms, Basic field renovations and construction, Coaches’ training materials.  Preference will be given to applicants that provide travel team programs and/or “scholarships” to low-income players.

Eligible applicants are tax-exempt organizations involved in youth baseball and/or softball, including: Municipalities, School districts, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations


Toyota USA Foundation   
Deadline: must go online and begin survey to locate more information

The purpose of this program is to enhance the quality of K-12 education by supporting innovative programs aimed at improving the teaching and learning of mathematics, science, and environmental science. Priority will be given to creative and innovative programs that enhance the potential for students and teachers, and to programs that are broad in scope and incorporate systemic approaches. Eligible applicants are 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations.  Funding is available to support awards ranging from $50,000 to $200,000.  In FY 2011, a total of $5.2 million was awarded to eight applicants.


Ralphs / Food For Less
Deadline: Rolling                                          

The purpose of this program is to enhance the quality of life in communities where Kroger customers and employees live and work. Funds may be provided for capital campaigns, start-up costs, and special projects of local educational, United Way, and/or grassroots community organizations in areas such as:

  • Education
  • Hunger relief
  • Breast cancer and women’s health initiatives
  • Promoting the advancement of women and minorities
  • Helping individuals achieve their full potential

Projects must address a clearly identified need in the community and have clearly defined goals and objectives.  Proposals must be submitted through individual operating divisions of the Kroger Company. Program guidelines detailed throughout this module may vary for some divisions. Guidelines for individual grocery divisions are available online at



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