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BFit (Broward Fit)

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One in five Americans will die from an obesity related disease.
More than 6 in 10 Broward adults are overweight, 25% are obese. One in seven Broward kids are overweight or obese. More than 20% of children and 25% of adults are active for less than one hour a week. If current trends continue 51% of our population will be obese by 2030.
Children born after 2010 will be the first generation in the nation's history to die younger than their parents due to this epidemic. Being overweight and obese causes more than 30 documented chronic and acute health risks and costs America more than $177 billion each year.

To combat the cultural, physical and economic barriers in Broward that prevent families access to healthy, nutritional choices and active lifestyles.

Projects we will support, must demonstrate impact in one or more areas:
  • Target adults as they are key decision makers and top influencers for younger generations.
  • Engage all sectors in creating/implementing solutions (business, govt., nonprofit, media) that lead to a major change in social and physical environments for greater access to healthy choices.
  • Increase active lifestyles in target populations that will result in a remarkable decrease in chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and other weight related ailments.
  • Create behavioral change through education and awareness efforts that prevent and reduce obesity and introduce new healthy habits that result in improved health and vitality.
  • Advocate for policy changes that support goal of B Fit, which is to combat the cultural, physical and economic barriers that prevent access to healthy, nutritional choices and active lifestyles in order to reduce obesity in youth and adults.
Download grant cycles and eligibility document. If you are considering multi-year funding, please email Angelica Rosas at for the multi-year budget bundle.

The eligibility criteria:
Eligible applicants include:
  • 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
  • If applicable, organizations must have submitted required evaluation reports for all prior grants from the Foundation
  • Current grantees must be in compliance with the terms of those awards to be considered

BFit (Broward Fit), Broward Pride, ECO Broward
Application Starts: October 21, 2016
Application Deadline: December 2, 2016
Grants Awarded: March 2017
Grant Range: Up to $100,000o

View BFit   | Apply
View Broward Pride | Apply
View ECO Broward | Apply

Eligibility and Multi-year bundle

Official applications are accepted through PhilNet. Sign up for our newsletter to get alerts. Visit for more opportunities.

Broward Regional Health Planning Council, $70,000
Lauderdale Lakes: A Healthy Community Zone
To support the Lauderdale Lakes: A Healthy Community Zone project, as outlined in proposal submitted. The City of Lauderdale Lakes will be the focal point for a new Healthy Community Zone model targeting the 34,000 residents. The project will transform the residents and the city by increasing access to healthy foods, physical activity, changing residents’ behavior; engage all sectors in creating and implementing solutions for access to healthy choices and advocate for policy change. At least 200 residents will be tracked, surveyed, complete pre and post tests to determine their physical activity and eating behavior to help combat chronic diseases, such as diabetes, obesity and heart disease.

Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Coalition of Broward, $65,000
Getting Healthy – Inside Out
This project will target 500 low-income women, men and teens who reside in the City of Lauderhill. In collaboration with community partners, the project will provide a one-stop shop with nutrition assessments, educational classes, cooking demonstrations and fitness activities. Target individuals will learn how to change eating habits and adopt a more active and healthy lifestyle to decrease obesity/overweight and perinatal conditions that may lead to premature births and fetal/infant death.

Schott Communities, $15,000
BFit: Shaping up with Schott Communities
Through a partnership with Special Olympics Florida, this project will provide a comprehensive health and nutrition program for 65 special needs individuals ages 22 through 76 and their families or caregivers. The participants will receive health education, daily exercises (at least 30 minutes per day), and stress management that will create behavioral change and introduce new healthy habits. Personalized health goals will be determined (weight, BMI and blood pressure) and tracked.

At the Table: Issues that Matter 

What can your organization do to positively impact our residents? Local nonprofit leaders and residents from the community engaged in lively discussions about BFit (Broward Fit) at the Community Foundation of Broward. Download topics discussed, the event presentation and view photos.

Click on the links below to download the following:
  • Topics we uncovered in group sessions  |  Download
  • Power Point presentation  |  Download
BFit (Broward Fit) #1 
Tuesday, January 5 from 9:00-10:00 a.m.

BFit (Broward Fit) #2 
Wednesday, January 6 from 2:30-3:30 p.m.
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