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CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

A message to our community partners and grantees regarding the Caring Foundation’s response to COVID-19.

CaringforKids grants support initiatives that prevent childhood obesity and encourage healthy lifestyles.

Successful grant applications describe proven, evidence-based approaches and demonstrate how funding will positively impact kids where they live, learn and play.

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Past grants have funded:

Operation Tone-Up
10-week classroom curriculum about nutrition and physical health

DRUMFIT
Because active kids are better learners, DRUMFIT teaches kids to love cardio for life

Everest Climbing
Rock climbing walls, challenge courses, indoor jungle gyms and outdoor climbing for schools

Fuel Up to Play 60 
In-school nutrition and physical activity program, partnership with the National Dairy Council and NFL

GoNoodle
Videos that get kids moving

Organ Wise Guys
Puppets about organs that help teach about nutrition and physical activity

Spark 
Organization that provides resources on physical activity and nutrition

Sources of Strength 
Harnesses the power of peer social networks to change unhealthy norms and culture, ultimately preventing suicide, bullying and substance abuse

Walkabouts 
Online lessons that get kids moving while they learn

Yoga Foster 
Yoga/mindfulness for K-8

YouthFit 
Action based learning labs, kinesthetic classroom furniture, Kidsfit cardio and strength equipment, obstacle courses and climbing walls

Find other ideas at the SAMHSA'S EBP Resource Center.

CaringforKids Featured Grants

Pediatric Cancer Research and Support
All kids deserve a healthy, worry-free childhood and BCBSND Caring Foundation is dedicated to helping ensure that happens. The Foundation is a proud supporter and primary sponsor of Brave the Shave, an event to raise money to fight childhood cancer and support North Dakota families who have been impacted. Brave the Shave holds events all throughout the year with their flagship event happening annually in Bismarck. The event is chaired by BCBSND employee Scott Oothoudt in honor of his 4-year-old son Cully, who passed away after a long and brave fight against cancer.

STEM Programming
BCBSND Caring Foundation awarded Central Cass Public School District in Casselton a three-year grant to help fund their new Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) curriculum and expand their STEM curriculum into the elementary and middle school levels giving younger students the opportunity to build their capacity for critical thinking through applied learning. The Foundation is honored to be a partner on this initiative as STEM disciplines are not only vital in preparing students to enter the 21st-century workforce but are also critical foundation skills for success in life.

Safety Around Water
BCBSND Caring Foundation partnered with the Missouri Valley Family YWCA in Bismarck for their Safety Around Water Program. The program teaches children of all ages and backgrounds that water should be fun, not feared, as long as they know how to stay safe. They learn fundamental water-safety skills and what to do if they find themselves in the water unexpectedly.