Healthy Living Mini-Grant Awardees
Congratulations to past awardees. Click on the organizations’ names to learn about their projects and get ideas for your projects!
Active Living (Physical Activity)
Project Name: Active Play for Indoor and Outdoor Recess
Bringing students the equipment they need for outdoor and indoor active play- Rain or Shine.
Project Name: Friends of Grand Meadow Park
Improving Grand Meadow park with logs for seating and play that give community members and neighbors a place to be active, gather, and hold events.
Project Name: Active Play for Maplewood Mustangs
Increasing students' opportunities for play by refreshing their butterfly hopscotch and purchasing new soccer goals.
Project Name: Let’s Get Physical
Doing their part to get students to more by purchasing grade-level physical activity kits for everyday use.
Project Name: GALS Jail Support Program- Bodyfeeding Initiative
Supporting the health of lactating people at Travis County Correctional Complex (TCCC) and their babies through education, supplies, and support.
Project Name: Black Trans Leadership Austin Community Garden
Creating a welcoming and accessible garden for the Black LGTBQIA2S+ community as part of the Healthy Living Initiative ( LGTBQIA2S+ stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and/or Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, Two-Spirit, and the countless affirmative ways in which people choose to self-identify)
Project Name: CMMS STEM Academy Community Garden/Monarch Garden Dove Springs Project
Bringing new life to their garden for students and the Dove Springs community to have a space for learning and hands-on experiences.
Project Name: Healthy Body, Spirits, and Mind
Growing their school garden to support school health initiatives to be outdoors, eat healthier, be part of a community and be responsible community members.
Project Name: Wholesome Generation Community Garden Secures Food For At-Risk and Vulnerable Groups
Expanding their community garden and food forest to support the need and growth of at-risk youth and families year-round.
Project Name: Healthy Cooking Class for Recently Housed
Creating basic cooking classes for recently-housed neighbors that allow them to create healthier and cheaper meals at home.
Project Name: T'uffins 4 Teaching
Extending their education program from simple recipes included in produce bags to community-led cooking workshops.
Healthy Food Access
Project Name: Fresh Produce for Refugee Families Grown by Refugees
Expanding refugee families’ access to fresh and nutrient-rich produce grown by refugee farmers- allowing New Leaf Agriculture to pay refugee farm staff to prepare and deliver bi-weekly organic vegetable shares
Project Name: Inspiring the Next Generation Through Equitable Environmental Programming
Providing equitable outdoor programming and decreasing economic barriers for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, (and) People of Color) Youth to encourage underrepresented communities to access outdoor spaces.
Project Name: Healing Trauma
Holding trauma healing workshops for incarcerated and recently released women that ensure they have accessible and equitable opportunities to address their trauma.
Project Name: Yoga and Meditation for the Vietnamese and Austin Community
Creating free outdoor yoga classes with various resources and recording sessions to share with the community through their VACAT website + VACAT social media.