Florida Beverage Association Accepting Applications for Its Community Grant Program
In light of Hurricane Irma, we will be extending our application deadline for the Florida Beverage Association’s Community Grant to Friday, September 29, 2017. We have received numerous applications to date, and are happy to work with any interested parties that are facing technical difficulties due to the hurricane. Please feel free to contact me with any questions/concerns.
FBA supports healthy and environmentally sustainable communities
The Florida Beverage Association (FBA) is pleased to announce the commencement of the third year of its Florida Beverage Association Grant Program. The grant program provides support to organizations and programs that promote nutrition, and health and wellness initiatives, as well as environmental sustainability programs.
“Florida and its citizens are truly fortunate to have a great number of organizations dedicated to improving the lives of its residents through health and environmental initiatives. The Florida Beverage Association and its members are committed to supporting these efforts through the FBA Community Grant Program,” said Liz DeWitt, Executive Director of the Florida Beverage Association.
Past grant recipients include Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces and the “I’m a STAR” Foundation for their commitment to promote nutrition and active lifestyles. The Science and Environment Council of Southwest Florida and Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful are past grant awardees for their focus on environmental sustainability programs.
Grant applications should be submitted online by Wednesday, September 20, 2017. To be considered for a grant, all nominees must meet the requirements listed in the “Grant Program Criteria” found on the FBA website. Most grants awarded through the FBA program will be for $25,000 or less. However, special programs and unique circumstances may justify a larger grant. In addition, some grant applications may be eligible for a matching grant from the American Beverage Foundation for a Healthy America (ABFHA).
“The Florida Beverage Association and its member companies are committed to improving the communities where we live, work, and play,” said DeWitt. “We recognize that we cannot have a healthy and growing business unless the communities we serve are healthy and sustainable.”