An Evaluation of the Greater Rochester Health Foundation's Community Mini-Grants Initiative

The Greater Rochester (NY) Health Foundation has a 10-year plan to combat childhood obesity and its Mini-Grant Initiative is part of this plan. Under the iniitiative, 129 community organizations (e.g., daycare centers, faith-based groups, schools and neighborhood programs) were awarded funding to increase physical activity and improve nutrition for children. CGR conducted a brief evaluation designed to explore the impact mini-grants had on the attitudes, knowledge and practices of adults caring for the children served. Surveys and interviews provided the foundation with valuable information on how the mini-grants create opportunities for children to be more physically active and lead healthier lives.

Report Date: Jan 2010
Author(s): Kent Gardner , Kirstin Pryor
Subject(s): Program Evaluation , Children & Youth Services , Health
Location: Monroe, New York