CFP: Faith-based advocacy to end childhood obesity

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) is seeking proposals from faith-based coalitions to end childhood obesity. According to the call for proposals, the aim of this funding opportunity is “to advance community policies or environmental changes that improve access to healthy foods and/or opportunities for physical activity.” RWJF is particularly interested in funding coalitions that focus on children who face the greatest risk of becoming obese, including racial and ethnic minorities who live in low-income communities, communities with limited access to health food choices, and/or communities with limited opportunities for safe physical activity.

The application deadline is July 25; a conference call for potential applicants will be held on June 18. Eligible applicants are limited to 501(c)(3) organizations, coalitions of congregations or partnerships of faith-based organizations, organizations with at least two years of experience in policy advocacy to promote social change, and coalitions with an annual operating budget of at least $350,000.

More information and details on how to apply are available at the RWJF website.

About author:

Lance Gravlee is Co-Chair of HEAT and Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Florida.

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