Now more than ever, the work our nation’s mayors are doing to advance healthy communities is critically important.

The Foundation and the American Beverage Association (ABA) have a long history of working with The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) to support programs that address childhood obesity, environmental health and sustainability by encouraging community members to engage in healthier behaviors. Since the beginning of this partnership in 2012, USCM and the Foundation, with the support of ABA, have awarded 73 cities across the country with grants worth more than $6.5 million. 

At the USCM 92nd Winter Meeting, $745,000 in grants were awarded to nine cities. Below are the nine U.S. cities and programs who received 2024 grant awards:

Large City:

  • 1st Place: Pittsburgh, Pa., and SoilMill PGH
  • 2nd Place: Boston, Mass., and Connect, Learn, Explore
  • 3rd Place: Philadelphia, Pa., and Students Run Philly Style

Medium City:

  • 1st Place: Alhambra, Calif., and the San Gabriel Valley Regional Food Recovery Program
  • 2nd Place: Bridgeport, Conn., and Cultivating Healthy Futures
  • 3rd Place: Montgomery, Ala., and Feeding the Soil, Feeding the Community: Community Compost for a Healthier, More Sustainable Montgomery

Large City:

  • 1st Place: Daytona Beach, Fla., and The Mayors Math & Fitness Boot Camp
  • 2nd Place: Suisun City, Calif., and Suisun City Fit
  • 3rd Place: New Albany, Ohio, and Fun & Fit Kids: Healthy Habits Heroes!


Learn more about each of the winning programs here and about the history of the grant program here.