Grant Opportunities

Salad Bars to Schools

Salad Bars to Schools provides funding for salad bars to be installed in K-12 schools across the country. The program was founded by the Chef Ann Foundation, National Fruit and Vegetable Alliance, United Fresh Start Foundation, and Whole Foods Market in support of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! Initiative. Apply now.

The Dairy Alliance Mini-Grants

The Dairy Alliance (formerly Southeast United Dairy Industry Association, or SUDIA) has grant funding for NC schools for any new program that will increase access to federally-funded meals, including school breakfast and at-risk afterschool meals.

Interested School Nutrition Directors should contact Health and Wellness Program Manager Cami Lewis at or 678-822-2868.

Action for Healthy Kids

Action for Healthy Kids (AFHK) Game On grants for BE Time provide funding for schools to implement school/student/family-led physical activity and nutrition programs that provide more options for unstructured time at school to support the whole child. "BE Time" is unstructured time spent without screens for kids to play and explore their imaginations to nourish their minds, creativity, bodies and relationships. Learn more about BE Time and how Action for Healthy Kids supports schools to provide more unstructured time for kids at school. Grants range from $5,000-$10,000 and are eligible in Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, North Carolina, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin. Action for Healthy Kids will begin accepting applications on Wednesday, April 17. Applications are due by Tuesday, May 28. Find the steps to apply here.

Many schools lack the necessary resources to implement health and wellness practices that help students eat better, stay physically active and be better prepared to learn. Action for Healthy Kids has three grant opportunities to help schools reach their wellness goals that are available at different points throughout the year: School Breakfast Grants, Game On Grants, and Parent-Led Grants. Learn more here.