Cereal Funder to Launch Fitness Competition

grantsPrivate Funder: General Mills Foundation; Opportunity: Champions for Healthy Kids Program; Funding Focus: Nutrition, physical fitness and hunger; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: 50 awards of $10,000 each (the foundation gave $28 million in grants last year); Deadline (TBA): (the competition will open later this year).

Summary: Food supplier seeks to improve child nutrition, health. Grantees will use these funds to improve nutrition and physical fitness behaviors for youth ages 2-18. It is a truly national program with no geographic limits; applicants are not required to be located in an area where a General Mills manufacturing facility is located.

Info: CommunityActionQA@genmills.com, 800/877-1600 or https://goo.gl/uxWJvt (website).

 

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Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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