Mini-Grant Recipient Success Stories: Jerry Thomas Elementary

In 2017 - 2018 Jerry Thomas Elementary School was awarded a Healthier Jupiter Mini-Grant for their Water Bottle Refill Stations Project at their school. Three water bottle refill stations were purchased and installed on campus.

Jerry Thomas Elementary School shared with Healthier Jupiter that they now have several teachers and staff on campus that have begun walking during lunch breaks and before and after school. Stopping regularly at the refill stations has become part of their daily routines.  

They made sure to have fun and get the students to promote the stations on morning announcements and posters placed around the school!

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The Jerry Thomas Elementary School Water Refill Station Project met Healthier Jupiter’s focus area of supporting changes in the built environment and community policies that promote equitable opportunities for healthy living.

About Healthier Jupiter’s 2019-2020 Mini-Grant Program

Healthier Jupiter, a community initiative founded to address health and quality of life issues, for the fourth year in a row, Healthier Jupiter will offer Mini Grants to impact the health of our community. The goal of the Mini Grants is to fund innovative projects that have measurable impact and can create meaningful, transformative change in the health, wellness and success of the greater Jupiter community. The grants will allow civic organizations, churches, temples, schools, government entities and nonprofits to fund pilot ideas to improve our collective community health in one of four focus areas:

  1. Increase the availability and affordability of fresh, healthy foods;

  2. Help individuals become more physically active on a regular basis;

  3. Encourage people to engage mentally and physically to practice healthy behaviors; and/or

  4. Support changes in the built environment and community policies that promote equitable opportunities for healthy living.

For more information about Healthier Jupiter’s Mini-Grant Program please visit Here you can learn about past recipients, get some great inspiration from innovative ideas from around the country, and submit an interest form (which is required to submit a grant).

Healthier Jupiter is funded through a generous grant from Palm Health Foundation in partnership with Jupiter Medical Center, as part of the countywide Healthier Together Initiative.