The aim of this proactive nutrition and healthy lifestyle initiative is to address the lack of physical activity, poor nutrition and childhood obesity in Michigan communities by leveraging and coordinating efforts to enable children in Michigan to practice healthy behaviors and live healthy lives.

2017 Grantees

  • Alpena Area Senior Citizens Council, Inc. – Project “Student Gourmet”, $200,000.
  • Community Foundation of Greater Flint – Expansion of Flint and Genesee Access to Healthy Food Initiative, $449,436
  • Delta-Schoolcraft ISD – U.P. Health Project, $497,855
  • Fair Food Network – Innovating Technology and Expanding Geographies for Double Up Healthy Food Incentives, $500,000
  • Food Bank Council of Michigan – Defining the Needs of Michigan’s Emergency Response Network, $450,000
  • Health Net of West Michigan – FitKids360 Expansion & Infrastructure, $401,124
  • Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan – Michigan Tribal Food Access Collaborative Project, $398,388
  • Michigan Elementary and Middle School Principals Association (MEMSPA) – Incorporating Health and Wellness into School Improvement Plans Statewide Pilot Project, $400,000
  • Munson Healthcare Foundations – Building a Child-Focused Health and Wellness Culture in Northern Michigan, $401,513
  • National Kidney Foundation of Michigan – PEACH (Project for EArly Childhood Health), $433,960
  • Public Health, Delta & Menominee Counties – Healthy Kids U.P., $310,746
  • Sparrow Foundation – Sparrow Health System – Be Well in the Kitchen, $167,140
  • Wayne State University – Community Health Pipeline: Youth Catalyst for Change, $262,784

2014 Grantees

The Food Bank Council of Michigan

2015 Community Foundation Grantees

Allegan County Community Foundation

Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation

Barry Community Foundation

Battle Creek Community Foundation

Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan

Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan

Community Foundation of Greater Flint

Community Foundation of Monroe County

Dickinson Area Community Foundation

Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation

Jackson Community Foundation

Lapeer County Community Foundation

Lenawee Community Foundation

M&M Area Community Foundation

Mt. Pleasant Area Community Foundation

Roscommon County Community Foundation

2015 Local Impact Grantees

Allen Neighborhood Center

Detroit Food Policy Council

District Health Department No. 10 (Cadillac)

Kalamazoo County Mental Health

Keep Growing Detroit