Keys 4 Healthy Kids 3rd Q funding

3rd Quarter Grants Update


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Keys 4 Healthy Kids– CAMC Health Education and Research $28,510 (Health) Keys 4 Healthy Kids received a second year of funding to expand its KEY 2 a Healthy Start program, which provides edible gardens and outdoor natural learning environments for low-income child care centers in the Kanawha Valley. The program works to improve the nutrition and physical activity environment for children at child care centers. A total of ten child care centers (eight new and 2 returning) will receive services. Funding will support staffing and materials as well as construction of the gardens and natural learning environments.

“We are grateful to work with TGKVF in order to provide assistance in helping children have creative and more active play spaces. In addition, children learn how to grow and eat fruit and vegetables. Developing these habits at an early age will last a lifetime.” – Laura Dice, Project Coordinator, KEYS

At its September 21, 2016 meeting, The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation (TGKVF) Board of Trustees approved the distribution of eighteen grants (18) totaling $864,570. Of that total, $614,570 will be disbursed over a one-year period and $250,000 will be disbursed over a five-year period. Read more about the Foundation’s 3rd Quarter distributions in the Fall 2016 newsletter here.

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