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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 of Southwest Virginia 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:
Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Virginia $176,546
Chesterfield County Public Schools $180,000
Crossroads Community Services Board $155,706
Horizon Behavioral Health $154,175
HumanKind $143,323
Nia Inc. of Greater Richmond $34, 829
Orange County Office on Youth $178,374
Page County Public Schools $30,169
ReadyKids $180,000
Richmond Behavioral Health Authority $178,380
Richmond City Health District $157,002
Rockbridge Area Community Services $180,000
Sentara RMH Medical Center $180,000
Southside Rural Health Development Center $91,844
University of Virginia Cancer Center $149,013

North Region

Grantee Organization Money Granted:
Arlington County Community Services Board $172,614
Alexandria Dept. of Community and Human Services $178,625
Boys and Girls Clubs of Northern Shenandoah Valley $76,994
CLEAN Inc. (Community Law Enforcement Against Narcotics) $155,190
Ethiopian Community Development Council (ECDC) $180,000
Fairfax County Community Services Board - Wellness and Health Promotion $179,625
Fairfax Neighborhood and Community Services $180,000
Fauquier CADRE $179,581
Global Wellness Solutions $179,401
Loudoun County Community Services Board $178,707
SCAN of Northern Virginia $180,000
Smart Beginnings Rappahannock Area $179,331
Warren County Community Health Coalition $180,000
Youth Apostles Institute $120,792

Southeast Region

Grantee Organization Money Granted:
Alternatives $178,049
Appomattox Regional Library/Smart Beginnings $105,516
Boys & Girls Clubs of Emporia/Greensville $110,467
Boys & Girls Clubs of Northern Neck $106,658
Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeast Virginia $95,692
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Va. Peninsula $180,000
C. Waldo Scott Center for H.O.P.E. $78,685
City of Hampton Department of Parks and Recreation $138,283
Crossroads Community Services Board $155,706
Eastern Shore Community Services Board $177,340
Family Development Center of Virginia Inc. $12,448
Life Changing Community Development Corp. (LCCDC) $54,870
Middle Peninsula-Northern Neck Community Services Board $180,000
Peninsula Metro YMCA $59,972
Southside Rural Health Development Center $131,777
The UP Center $174,007
Three Rivers Health District $135,397
William A. Hunton YMCA $180,000

Southwest Region

Grantee Organization Money Granted:
Bland County Public Schools $144,795
Blue Ridge Behavioral Healthcare $180,000
Bristol Youth Services $118,684
Danville-Pittsylvania Community Services $167,113
Galax City Public Schools $130,464
Henry County Public Schools $177,600
Highlands Community Services $160,522
Montgomery County Public Schools $175,846
Mount Rogers Community Services Board $141,648
New River Valley Community Services $145,460
Piedmont Community Services $179,744
Planning District 1 $130,875
Pulaski County Schools $180,000
Roanoke City Public Schools $55,015
Smyth County Public Schools $136,207
United Way of Southwest Virginia $180,000

 

About VFHYOverview

Established in 1999 by the Virginia General Assembly, the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth (VFHY) empowers Virginia’s youth to make healthy choices by promoting active, nutritious and tobacco-free living.

Grantee OverviewOverview

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...

Tobacco OverviewOverview

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.

TrainingOverview

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