2016 Healthy Insights Grant Program

2016 Healthy Insights Grant Program applications


Important Update on 10/14/16: 

  • The grant application deadline is now 2:00pm on Friday, November 4th.
  • The match funding requirement has been lowered to 1:1, which means:
    • A $25,000 grant would require a minimum match of $25,000.
    • In-kind funding (e.g. staff time, volunteer hours, etc.) is an eligible source for this match requirement.
    • No more than 50% of the total $25,000 match ($12,500) can be satisfied through in-kind sources.
    • Grant partners may contribute resources to the project that count towards in-kind match funding (e.g., staff or volunteer time, event space, etc.)

SCACED's Healthy Insights initiative was launched this year as a joint partnership with MITRE Corporation and is supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). The goal of the program is to strengthen efforts to combat obesity in South Carolina, and our Healthy Insights tool visualizes population data and community resources to provide insights for public health improvement in South Carolina. Learn more at healthyinsight.org.

We are excited to announce our 2016 Healthy Insights grant program which will provide four grants of up to $25,000 each. The purpose of the program is to demonstrate how public data sources can be used to guide initiatives that improve the health of and promote healthy lifestyles in South Carolina's communities. By coupling data with the location of county and sub-county level community resources, SCACED will make strategic investments in community health projects. Each community is unique, and upfront data analysis will help illustrate how and where funds should be directed to support projects that address the health challenges a particular community faces. Considering this data, SCACED will provide a grant in the each of these South Carolina regions:

  • Lowcountry: Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Beaufort, Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton, Dorchester, Georgetown, Hampton, Jasper, and Orangeburg Counties
  • Midlands: Aiken, Calhoun, Chester, Edgefield, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, McCormick, Newberry, Richland, and Saluda Counties
  • Pee Dee: Chesterfield, Clarendon, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Horry, Lee, Marion, Marlboro, Sumter, and Williamsburg Counties
  • Upstate: Abbeville, Anderson, Cherokee, Greenville, Greenwood, Lancaster, Laurens, Oconee, Pickens, Spartanburg, Union, and York Counties.

The due date for applications has been extended to Friday, November 4, 2016 at 2:00 pm. To learn more about eligible applicants and projects, please reference our 2016 Healthy Insights Grant Application Guidelines.  

We have also created a Healthy Insights Grant Budget worksheet to assist you in calculating your income sources and expenses while applying for the grant.

Several Healthy Insights community workshops are taking place across South Carolina. Attend an event in your area to learn even more about the Healthy Insights initiative. 

For those who are interested in the Healthy Insights data tool, click the following link to access a table which outlines the data sets that are used along with sources and dates for that data... Healthy Insights Data Sources.