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Photo courtesy of WV Healthy Kids and Families Coalition

WV Healthy Kids and Families Coalition $42,200 (Health) This grant will support “Try this! WV” for a second year; this project aims to knock WV off the worst health lists, by awarding community teams within TGKVF’s six-county region with mini-grants. Each grant-awarded team will also receive training, coaching, and technical assistance to implement a healthy lifestyle project in their communities. Funding will support staffing and at least 12 mini-grant awarded teams within TGKVF’s service area.

“Try This West Virginia is starting to make history in Appalachia – having recruited, trained, funded, and supported 153 community-led teams across the state… each of those teams is fueled by local leaders, who are committed to knocking West Virginia off the top of the worst health lists. ”

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 in the Foundation’s Fall 2016 newsletter here.