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Healthy Behaviors Grants for Partnerships, Planning, or Implementation

Obici Healthcare Foundation
Sep 8, 2022

Kelvin Turner II


Obici Healthcare Foundation awards grants to nonprofit organizations for collaborative, community-driven projects to improve the overall health and well-being of residents in the Western Tidewater region of Virginia and North Carolina. Projects promote physical activity and health eating behaviors by providing access to playgrounds, walking trails, public parks, community gardens, farmers markets, and other community assets that can support healthy choices. Particular emphasis is given to solutions that impact populations experiencing the greatest health disparities based on income, race/ethnicity, and geographic location.

There are 3 funding categories:

  • Partnership Development Grants - support a single applicant's efforts to convene multi-sector community partners to build the capacity to collaborate on projects that improve health and well-being
  • Planning Grants – support multi-sector community collaboratives in developing plans to increase access to healthy food and/or opportunities for physical activity in their communities
  • Implementation Grants – support multi-sector collaboratives with program implementation, including promotional strategies, educational campaigns, policies, systems and environmental change strategies

Eligible applicants are 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations and government agencies that are located in or that serve communities within the Obici Healthcare Foundation service area.

Geographic coverage
Virginia, North Carolina
Amount of funding

Award ceiling:

  • Partnership Development Grants - $5,000 with a project period of 6-12 months
  • Planning Grants - $25,000 with a project period of up to 1 year
  • Implementation Grants - $100,000 with a project period of up to 3 years
Application process

Links to application instructions and the online application portal are available on the program website.

There are 4 funding cycles during the year with the following deadlines:

  • May 11
  • July 6
  • September 8
  • December 7

Applicants are strongly encouraged to schedule a call or meeting with a staff member at least 2 weeks prior to submitting a proposal to discuss the alignment and feasibility of their project.

Tagged as
Community and economic development · Food security and nutrition · Health disparities · Networking and collaboration · Physical activity · Planning and strategy methods and resources · Poverty · Racial and ethnic groups · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention · North Carolina · Virginia

For complete information about funding programs, including your application status, please contact funders directly. Summaries are provided for your convenience only. RHIhub does not take part in application processes or monitor application status.