2015 Healthy Kids Grants

Alamance Wellness Collaborative

$57,000 to Active Living by Design to support the creation of a county-wide strategic plan for building healthier environments. 

Healthy Eating Active Living Grants — $243,126

  • Alamance Community College
  • Alamance County Arts Council
  • Alamance County Recreation & Parks
  • Burlington Development Corporation
  • Community YMCA of Alamance County
  • Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina: Holy Comforter Church
  • Healthy Alamance
  • Positive Attitude Youth Center
  • Special Olympics North Carolina
  • St. Paul’s United Methodist Church
  • Sustainable Alamance
  • The Salvation Army
  • Walter Williams High School Parent Bulldogs United

Building Healthy Environments — $886,518

  • Alamance County Arts Council
  • City of Burlington
  • Friends of Graham Recreation and Parks
  • Town of Green Level
  • Children’s Museum of Alamance County

Early Childhood — $65,850

Burlington City Park Splash Pad — $500,000

 
Alamance County’s first public splash pad is scheduled to open in May 2016 in Burlington’s City Park. The splash pad, designed especially for children 12 and under, will be free to use and will give families and their children a new outdoor activity to encourage active play during the hottest months of the year. About half the funds for the project came from a $500,000 Impact Alamance grant, with the other half matched by city funds.  
“It is a physical fitness facility to get people, especially kids, out and off their electronic devices, exercising and being active,” says Tony Laws, the director of the Burlington Recreation & Parks Department.