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Tony Hawk Foundation for Creation of Public Skateparks
Deadline for Applications: July 1
The Tony Hawk Foundation provides grants to encourage and facilitate the design, development, construction, and operation of high-quality public skateparks in low-income areas across the United States. The foundation primarily considers funding for projects that are designed and built by qualified and experienced skatepark contractors, include local skaters in the design process, are in low-income areas and/or areas with a population of at-risk youth, can demonstrate a strong grassroots commitment, have a creative mix of street obstacles and transition/vert terrain, do not require skaters or their parents to sign waivers, encourage skaters to look after their own safety and the safety of others, are open during daylight hours all year, do not charge an entrance fee, and are in areas that currently have no skateboarding facilities. Grants range from $1,000 to $25,000. Applicants must be a 501(c)(3) public charity or a state or local agency (including public school systems or public projects).

Fuel Up to Play 60
Application deadline: November 1
The free in-school nutrition and physical activity program was launched by National Dairy Council and the National Football League, in collaboration with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). More than 70,000 schools across the nation are enrolled in the program, which encourages students to eat healthy, be active and implement long-term, positive changes for themselves and their schools. Any U.S. school can enroll in the free program and thus be eligible to apply for up to $4,000 to help increase access to and consumption of nutrient-rich foods and participation in physical activity opportunities for students. Funds can be used for a variety of activities and tools, from resources that help enhance students’ healthy eating (such as foodservice equipment and nutrition education materials) to items that help schools address students’ physical activity needs (such as exercise equipment and student and staff incentives).

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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Childhood Obesity Funding Programs

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