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VFHY Announces Intent to Award $1.2 Mil in Obesity Prevention Grants

December 2, 2015


RFP #852P018, Healthy Communities Action Teams

Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth will provide grant awards to the organizations listed below not to exceed the following award amounts. Award Period: July 1, 2016-June 30, 2018


Organization Name

Award Amount (not to exceed)

Alternatives, Inc.


Arlington Partnership for Children, Youth

& Families Foundation



Eastern Virginia Medical School -

Eastern Shore



Eastern Virginia Medical School -

Hampton Roads



Fairfax County Health Department


Greater Richmond Fit4Kids


LENOWISCO Health District


Loudoun County Health Department



Martinsville-Henry County Family YMCA




Middle Peninsula-Northern Neck CSB



New River Health District/Pulaski

County Health Department




New River Valley Community Services



Page County Public Schools


Project GROWS


Richmond Department of Social





Rockbridge Area Community Services



Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital


Sentara RMH Medical Center


Stafford Junction


United Way of Southwest Virginia


Warren County Community Health






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.


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. 


The Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth's mission includes reducing and preventing youth tobacco use.


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.


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