For the fourth year in a row, Healthier Jupiter offered Mini-Grants to impact the health of our community. This will culminate in our Community Grants BBQ on October 12th from 1:00pm to 3:30pm at Jupiter Community Center (200 Military Trail, Jupiter, Florida, 33458). This event is free and open to the public with a healthy BBQ. At the Community Grants BBQ organizations shared their proposed projects and the community will vote for those projects they wish to see funded.
Twelve finalists had the opportunity to share with community members about their project, science-fair style, and the community will then choose eight projects to get awarded $2,500 each.
We encouraged organizations applying to spread the word to your community members, clients, volunteers, friends, family and invite them to come out to support your project and other projects in the community. This is a great opportunity for community members to learn more about our hard-working organizations. It is an extremely valuable experience for organizations to showcase their work to engaged community members and to network with other local nonprofits, agencies and community leaders.
Voting was open from 1:00pm to 3:30pm and grant recipients will be announced at 4:00pm.
The 8 awardees are!!
Alzheimer’s Community Care - "Eating for the Future"
FAU Brain Institute - "Brain Blitz Jupiter – Exercise Your Mind"
Jupiter Middle School - "JMST Hydroponic Garden"
MyClinic - "Improving Access to Care for El Sol Clients"
Palm Beach County Food Bank - "The Marjorie S. Fischer Nutrition Driven Gets Cooking 2.0"
Sea Turtle Adventures - "A Healthy Me, A Healthy Sea"
StreetWaves - "StreetWaves Swim and Surf Immersion"
Student ACES - "Student ACES Mental Health Initiative"
Click here to take a look at our Community Grants BBQ Photos from last year!
The goal of the Grant program is to engage the greater Jupiter community in creating innovative approaches to healthy living and chronic disease prevention. We encouraged all not-for-profits, civic organizations, churches, schools temples and individuals with programs aligned with Healthier Jupiter’s mission and goals to submit proposals. Funds available will pilot ideas that will improve our collective community health in one or more focus areas:
Increase availability and affordability of fresh, healthy foods;
Help individuals become more physically active on a regular basis;
Encourage people to engage mentally and physically to practice healthy behaviors; and/or
Support changes in the built environment and community policies that promote equitable opportunities for healthy living.