Grants 101

Securing a grant is a great way to take your current or planned wellness program to the next level. The state and federal government, corporations, foundations and local businesses offer funding opportunities and resources that can help make Kansas schools healthier and smarter places for kids to thrive. 
Applying for a grant can be a daunting, so here are a few helpful tips, writing resources and national and state grant opportunities to get you started.

Grant Writing Tips and Tricks

National Grant Opportunities
Breakfast Building Grant Program
Champions for Healthy Kids
Community Grant Program
Fuel up to Play 60
General Education, Community, and Health/Medicine grants
School Grants for Healthy Kids
The Harry Chaplin Foundation Grant
The Kroger Co. Foundation Contribution
Toolbox for Education
State Grant Opportunities

Kansas After School Enhancement Grant (KASEG)

Kansas Health Foundation Recognition Grants (KHF RGs)
Kansas Middle School After School Activity Advancement Grant (KMSA3)
Additional Grant Resources
National Resources
  • GetEdFunding is a great (and free) website in which you can comb through a collection of more than 3,000 grants and opportunities gathered from federal, state, regional and community sources. It is also available to public and private, Pre-K through 12 schools, districts and educators, higher education institutions and nonprofit organizations you may work in collaboration with.
  • Healthy Kids Challenge’s Grant Alerts and Help not only supplies grant opportunities offered by other organizations and agencies, it also provides grant application training, consulting and resource coaches to help further your efforts in creating healthy change for kids and families through your school(s).
  • Grant Making at ED provides a simple guide to applying for grants from the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Introduction to Grant Writing is a user friendly guide to writing grants from the Purdue Online Writing Lab. The site includes information on what materials to submit, how to submit them and how to convincingly make your case for funding. 

Kansas Resources

  • The Grantsmanship Center is a collection of the top giving foundations in Kansas, all of which have been prescreened to ensure that they have a staff, issue RFPs or otherwise indicate an interest in receiving proposals. The Center also lists community foundations and corporate giving programs focused on enriching lives in Kansas.

  • The Kansas Health Foundation’s grant database features various projects and organizations the Foundation has recently funded, especially as it relates to helping influence healthy behaviors in schools. In addition, their Recognition Grants are targeted for organizations proposing meaningful projects that fit within the Foundation's mission of improving the health of all Kansans.

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