$4.5M in Grants Fund Nutrition, Health Efforts
Kaiser Permanente in February awarded grants totaling $4.5 million to neighborhood organizations to promote healthful eating and other issues, the Modesto Bee reports.
The West Modesto Neighborhood Collaborative received a $1.5-million grant. The group will receive $50,000 to develop an action plan over the next eight months, with the remainder of the grant to be paid over four years. Representatives from west Modesto, the Stanislaus County Health Services Agency, county schools, the city of Modesto and Kaiser will participate in the panel to draft the action plan.
Kaiser officials said the goal of the grants is to promote healthful eating and active lifestyles in some low-income areas through policy and environmental changes.
According to the Bee, the grant is one of the largest corporate donations to promote health awarded in Stanislaus County.
Kaiser invited nine neighborhood organizations in Northern California to apply for the grants. Organizations in Richmond and Santa Rosa also won grants (Carlson, Modesto Bee, 3/2).