Awarded between $2,500 to $5,000
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Oct. 28, 2014) — Eight Louisville organizations have received Mayor’s Healthy Hometown mini grants to help provide nutritional counseling, exercise classes, instruction on how to grow vegetables, training to empower girls through running and an after-school gardening program.
“These grass roots organizations are bringing opportunities for good health to people where they live, work, play and worship,” said Mayor Greg Fischer. “The work of these organizations fits into our Healthy Louisville 2020 plan to make us a much healthier city over the next six years.”
Organizations receiving 2014 grants are:
- Bates Community Development Corporation — $3,000. Funds will be used for a six-month healthy eating and fitness program for the surrounding community.
- Billy Goat Hill Garden — $2,850. Funds will be used for training and education in a community mushroom garden.
- FEAT of Louisville —$2,500. Funds will be used for aquatic fitness programming and counseling for children with autism.
- Girls on the Run, Louisville —$4,977. Funds will be used for a 5K training and character building program for young women ages 11 – 14.
- Louisville Nature Center — $3,795. Funds will be used for a walking rewards program and health screenings for Louisville residents.
- MOLO Village Community Development Corporation — $3,000. Funds will be used for a six-month healthy eating and physical activity program for residents of the Russell/Beecher Terrace community.
- St. George’s Community Center — $5,000. Funds will be used for an after-school gardening and physical activity program for youth.
- Sweaty Sheep — $3,000. Funds will be used for a year-long running program for residents and participants in a re-housing program in Louisville.