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Healthy Behaviors Healthy Spaces Grants

Obici Healthcare Foundation
Sep 4, 2024

Kelvin Turner II


Obici Healthcare Foundation awards grants for projects to improve the overall health and well-being of residents in the Western Tidewater region of Virginia and North Carolina. Funding is intended for "shovel-ready" projects that develop or improve community infrastructure to promote physical activity and healthy eating behaviors. Examples include but are not limited to playgrounds, walking trails, public parks, community gardens, farmers markets, healthy corner stores, and mobile markets.


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.

City municipalities, schools, churches, and faith-based organizations are eligible to apply.

Geographic coverage
Virginia, North Carolina
Amount of funding

One-year, one-time grants of up to $50,000 are available.

Application process

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

There are 3 funding cycles during the year with the following deadlines:

  • May 13
  • July 9
  • September 8

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 · Physical activity · 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.