Nominate a community partner for VFHY’s first-ever Powerful Partner Award
VFHY is accepting nominations to recognize the work of our grantees’ community partners. The Powerful Partner Award will honor organizations and individuals that have contributed significantly to the goals and objectives of VFHY grantees.
Purpose of the Award
It’s undeniable that community partners go above and beyond to help VFHY grantees reach their goals and objectives. These unsung heroes are providing invaluable support to community-based organizations, local nonprofits and school systems across the state. We’ve heard stories of teachers working through their planning periods to troubleshoot program implementation issues. Others have shared stories of partners donating their time and services for pro bono work to support advocacy and community outreach campaigns. The list of stories is too long to share – but they all boil down to partners coming together with grantees to improve the health and well-being of Virginia’s children. This award will recognize organizations and individuals that have demonstrated unique contributions to VFHY grantees.
Any active VFHY Tobacco Prevention grantee or HCAT grantee may nominate an organization or an individual person for the Powerful Partners Award. If a grantee manages both a Tobacco Prevention grant and an HCAT grant, it may nominate two separate organizations/individuals for the award.
Any organization or individual that has partnered with a VFHY grantee since July 1, 2021 may be nominated. Current VFHY grantees, individuals employed by grantees and individuals contracted by grantees are not eligible for nomination.
State and local government employees who cannot accept a gift of more than $100 because of § 2.2-3103.1 are not eligible for the cash award.
The Powerful Partner Award will be awarded to eight recipients across Virginia: one Tobacco Prevention grantee and one HCAT grantee per region (Central, North, Southeast and Southwest). Each recipient will be:
Regional Advisory Boards in each region will select the recipients and will consider the following criteria:
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