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OUR GOAL:
 

To empower adults to take control of their health to prevent and reverse life-threatening weight-related illnesses.
 

THE ISSUE:
 

Obesity is a major public health problem in Broward and throughout the country. According to the 2015 Broward County Health Needs Assessment, 66% of adults are overweight and 1 in every 7 kids is obese or overweight. The prevalence of chronic diseases linked to the obesity epidemic, like diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke and cancer, has increased sharply and are the highest among Broward women, as well as our low-income and minority residents.  

 
WHY IT MATTERS:
 

Children born after 2010 will be the first generation in our nation's history to die younger than their parents due to this epidemic. More than $190 billion is now spent nationally every year on weight-related healthcare expenses with chronic obesity related diseases being the second leading cause of death behind smoking cigarettes.


WHAT WE'VE LEARNED:


Over the past three years, the Foundation has learned that the health of our adult resident’s is profoundly shaped by economic factors coupled with medical conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes and cancer.  In particular, neighborhoods in Broward marked by poverty are cut off from opportunities and resources that promote wellness.
 
Through 10 unique projects, the Foundation has removed barriers and helped more than 1,700 adults make healthy choices and increased their activity level.  This has helped to prevent and reverse life-threatening and weight-related illnesses and conditions.
 
Click here to learn more about our previously supported BFit projects.

 

WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR


Projects we will support must:

  1. Target adults because they are the key decision makers and top influencers for younger generations
  2. Take place or target adults living in a Broward food desert (as determined by the U.S. Department of Agriculture)
  3. Focus on adults with chronic health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and obesity

And meet the following criteria:

  • Target population: Adults with chronic health conditions including but not limited to obesity/weight related ailments, heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol
  • Program must:
    • Empower participants to gain knowledge, resources and skills to make healthy choices and lead healthy lives
    • Create access to healthy and nutritious food options, including nutritional guidance, food preparation
    • Provide a physical activity component
  • Evidence of success:
    • Show increase in physical activity levels, change in behavior and overall improved health
    • Show decrease and/or improve chronic health conditions as evidenced by trackable data
  • Project Timeline: Project should be implemented over a 12 month period. At the mid-point of the project, evidence of success must be communicated with data that backs up participant’s progress.Should a project require a longer implementation period (18-24 months maximum), please reach out to Angelica Rosas at arosas@cfbroward before submitting.

HOW TO APPLY:


Application Start: Closed
Application Deadline: February 8, 2019
Grants Awarded: April 2019
Grant Range: Up to $100,000

 

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:

  • Nonprofits with 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt status that serve Broward County
  • City or county agencies with projects that demonstrate charitable intent in Broward County
  • Individuals are not eligible to apply
  • Previous or current grantee organizations must be in good grant standing and have submitted all required reports and documentation for all prior grants from the Foundation. A current grantee must be in compliance with the terms of those awards to be considered and eligible to apply.
 

Questions?


Please email Angelica Rosas at arosas@cfbroward.org for more information.

 
 
 
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