California Endowment Innovative Ideas Challenge
The Innovative Ideas Challenge (IIC) is a highly competitive grant-making program available under the Building Healthy Communities strategy.  We are seeking to fund ideas that can be classified as disruptive innovations.  A disruptive innovation is one that brings to market products and services that are more affordable and, ultimately, higher in quality.  It improves a product or service in ways that the market does not expect, typically by being lower priced or being designed for a different set of consumers.  We encourage you to read about disruptive innovation if you are unfamiliar with the concept or would like to see examples of how it is radically changing the health sector.

California FreshWorks Fund
The California FreshWorks fund is a private-public partnership loan fund that has raised $264 million to invest in bringing grocery stores and other forms of healthy food retailers to underserved communities. The availability of healthy foods where we live has been proven to influence healthier long term eating habits. Investing in underserved communities isn’t just good public policy. It’s good business. If your company is looking to upgrade an existing store to provide healthier offerings, open a healthy food retail outlet, or become a distributor of healthy food, financing is available.

The California Strategic Growth Council
In 2006, California voters passed Proposition 84, the Safe Drinking Water, Water Quality and Supply, Flood Control, River and Coastal Protection Bond Act, which authorized the Legislature to appropriate funds to support urban greening projects and sustainable community planning. The Strategic Growth Council is a cabinet level committee that coordinates the activities of state agencies and partners with stakeholders to promote sustainability, economic prosperity, and quality of life for all Californians.

Champions for Healthy Kids Grant
Through the Champions for Healthy Kids program, the General Mills Foundation will award 50 grants of $10,000 to organizations working to improve nutrition and physical fitness behaviors for youth (ages 2-18). Eligible applicants include schools, after school programs, day cares, community-based organizations, and government agencies. Details

Convergence Innovation Fund
Promoting Health and Equity through Built Environment and Healthy Food Access Policy
The Convergence Partnership invites local and regional philanthropic institutions to submit proposals that will support the launch of new grant making initiatives designed to enhance the built environment and/or expand access to healthy food in low-income communities and communities of color in order to improve health and promote equity. is your source to FIND and APPLY for federal grants. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is proud to be the managing partner for, an initiative that is having an unparalleled impact on the grant community. Learn more about and determine if you are eligible for grant opportunities offered on this site.

Healthy Communities Navigator: Cross Sector Grants, Success Stories and Policy Papers
Trust for America's Health has released the Healthy Communities Navigator: Cross-sector Grants, Success Stories and Policy Papers, a dynamic searchable interactive platform that provides stakeholders with community and population health resources, grants and examples.

Let's Move Salad Bars to Schools
The goal of the Let's Move Salad Bars to Schools program is to fund and award 6000 salad bars over the next three years. All K-12 school district participating in the National School Lunch Program are eligible to apply.

SPARK Grant Finder
The SPARK Grant Finder Tool helps you locate funding for your Physical Education, After School, Early Childhood, Classroom Activity, or Coordinated School Health program. Grants are updated daily and can be searched by location and interest.