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School grants for healthy kids

Providing schools the resources for students to eat better, stay physically active and be better prepared to learn.


Available Grants

Thanks to our sponsors, Action for Healthy Kids has provided $9.3 million in grants to schools since 2009 to help them accomplish their student wellness goals. See the full list of grant-funded schools for the 2020-2021 school year!

We are not accepting grant applications at this time, but sign up for our emails to stay up to date on future grants, and find out how schools like yours are putting their grants to work.


Applying for a grant is easy

Steps to Apply

  1. Determine which grant(s) your school will apply for. Review the application and application instructions under School Grant Resources.
  2. Register for the grant webinar(s) to learn about specific grant details and eligibility requirements, and receive helpful tips for applying. See School Grant Resources for webinar registration links.
  3. We recommend that you complete a paper application (see above for School Grant Resources) with your school health team prior to submitting your application online. Once the paper application is complete, it will take ~30 minutes to submit online.
  4. Log in to or create an account on the school portal. Applications must be submitted online.
  5. Once there, connect your account with the school(s) for which you are applying. To do this, click on My Profile, then the Add or Manage Schools button.
  6. Click on Grants, and select the grant(s) for which your school would like to apply. Then, complete your application!

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Success Stories

Making Health a Priority and Meaning It

Colonial Hills Elementary School involves students, parents, and the community in their health and wellness endeavors, which has resulted in an expansive garden, increased physical activity opportunities, and more.
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Grant Funding Catalyzes Community Support for Health

A diverse Maryland community is much more engaged with their local elementary school thanks to a Parents for Healthy Kids grant that has transformed nutrition opportunities at the school.
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From Rooftop to Recess

A Game On grant from AFHK turned a barren rooftop into a bright and engaging space for students to get active and harvest healthy foods.
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