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Current Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth Grantees

The Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth issues grants for programs and initiatives to reduce and prevent youth tobacco use and childhood obesity throughout the Commonwealth each year. Members of Regional Advisory Boards consisting of community representatives review the grant applications and make funding recommendations to the VFHY Board of Trustees, which votes to fund these organizations.

Childhood Obesity Prevention Grantees

Throughout the Commonwealth, 20 grants have been issued for the 2014-2016 project period totaling $1.2 million in funding for Healthy Communities Action Team (HCAT) grants to prevent childhood obesity. These grants support and/or establish community coalitions that will utilize evidence-based best practices as identified by the Centers for Disease Control and the Institute of Medicine.

Grantee Organization Project Name Money Granted:
City of Alexandria Alexandria Childhood Obesity Action Network $62,718
Arlington County Dept. of Parks and Recreation Arlington County HCAT Childhood Obesity Initiative $29,286
Carilion Clinic The PATH Coalition of Roanoke $60,700
Eastern Virginia Medical School - Eastern Shore Eastern Shore Health Communities $63,000
Eastern Virginia Medical School - Hampton Roads Healthy Hampton Roads $63,000
Greater Richmond Fit4Kids Greater Richmond Coalition for Healthy Children $62,800
Halifax United Way Youth in Motion $63,000
LENOWISCO Health District 5210 Let's Go $60,437
Martinsville/Henry County Coalition for Health/Wellness 95210: A Healthy Zip Code for Southwest Virginia $60,210
Middle Peninsula-Northern Neck Community Services Board Celebrating Healthy Living $63,000
New River Valley Community Services Floyd Healthy Community Team $62,996
Page County Public Schools Page Alliance for Healthy Community Action $39,000
Project GROWS Project GROWS $63,000
Richmond Dept. of Social Services Richmond Health Action Alliance $63,000
Rockbridge Community Services Rockbridge Area Healthy Kids $62,584
Rockingham Memorial Hospital Healthy Community Council Obesity Action Team $63,000
Stafford Junction Stafford Healthy Living Coalition $60,960
Suffolk Partnership for a Healthy Community Healthy People, Healthy Suffolk $63,000
United Way Virginia Highlands Walking and Playing Through the Ages Smyth County HCAT $61,335
Warren Coalition Project Wahoo $63,000

Youth Tobacco-Use Prevention Grantees

The Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth issues grants for youth tobacco-use prevention program funding throughout the Commonwealth each year. Members of Regional Advisory Boards consisting of community representatives reviewed the grant applications and made funding recommendations to the VFHY Board of Trustees, which voted unanimously to fund these organizations. The current grant period runs from 2012 to 2015. 55 grants were awarded for the 2012-2015 grant period.

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Three-Year Grants

Central Region      North Region      Southeast Region      Southwest Region

Central Region

Grantee Organization Money Granted:
Central Shenandoah Valley Office on Youth $180,000
Central Virginia Community Services $159,356
Chesterfield County Public Schools $180,000
Children, Youth and Family Services $158,872
Hanover Community Services $151,069
Medical Home Plus $179,961
Orange County Office on Youth $177,749
Page County Public Schools $40,265
Presbyterian Homes and Family Services $171,385
Richmond City Health District $98,114
Rockbridge Area Community Services $179,602
Rockingham Memorial Hospital $178,770
Skyline CAP $101,655
Southside AHEC $87,596
Virginia Rural Health Resources $96,990
YMCA of Richmond $105,543

North Region

Grantee Organization Money Granted:
Arlington County Community Services Board $175,413
Alexandria Dept. of Community and Human Services $175,729
Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington $120,288
Boys and Girls Clubs of Northern Shenandoah Valley $52,744
Ethiopian Community Development Council (ECDC) $131,740
Fairfax County Community Services Board - Wellness and Health Promotion $180,000
Fairfax Neighborhood and Community Services $180,000
Fauquier CADRE $175,266
Global Wellness Solutions $179,651
Loudoun County Community Services Board $167,456
Manassas City Public Schools $68,447
Smart Beginnings Rappahannock Area $179,613
Warren County Community Health Coalition $172,149
Winchester Public Schools $14,276
Youth Apostles Institute $112,192

Southeast Region

Grantee Organization Money Granted:
Alternatives $179,772
Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeast Virginia $170,405
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Va. Peninsula $178,664
C. Waldo Scott Center for H.O.P.E. $70,155
City of Hampton $139,573
Crossroads Community Services Board $154,207
Eastern Shore Community Services Board $179,260
Hampton-Newport News Community Services Board $179,805
Middle Peninsula-Northern Neck Community Services Board $179,888
Peninsula Metro YMCA $120,993
Southside AHEC $179,805
The UP Center $179,820
Three Rivers Health District $104,441
William Hunton YMCA $180,000
YMCA of South Hampton Roads $178,509

Southwest Region

Grantee Organization Money Granted:
Blue Ridge Behavioral Healthcare $126,999
Henry County Public Schools $152,408
Highlands Community Services $180,000
Mount Rogers Community Services Board $117,213
New River Valley Community Services $179,979
Piedmont Community Services $180,000
Planning District 1 $42,200
Pulaski County Schools $179,890
Galax City Public Schools $95,310

 

Overview

Formerly known as the Virginia Tobacco Settlement Foundation, the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth was established by the Virginia General Assembly to lead statewide efforts to reduce and prevent youth tobacco use and childhood obesity.

Overview

The Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth issues grants for programs and initiatives to reduce and prevent youth tobacco use and childhood obesity throughout the Commonwealth each year. Members of Regional Advisory Boards consisting of community representatives...

Overview

Established by the Virginia General Assembly in 1999, the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth (VFHY) leads a statewide effort...

Overview

Obesity is the second leading cause of death in the United States. Over the past three decades, childhood obesity rates in America have tripled. The Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth works to reduce and prevent childhood obesity by funding and training community-based coalitions.

Overview

The Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth has provided quality regional trainings to prevention professionals throughout the state of Virginia since 2005.