Spotlight: La Casa De Esperanza

Team sports are essential for a child’s physical and mental development. They not only offer children valuable exercise and a means to build confidence, but can also help them learn how to work as a team and follow directions. Unfortunately, not all kids get the opportunity to play on an organized sports team. That’s why Wisconsin charter school La Casa De Esperanza, is working to revitalize its intramural soccer team.

Spotlight: Friends of the Mississippi River

The Mississippi River serves as an indispensable resource for so many across its 2,350-mile route through the United States. It plays a pivotal role in a thriving $12.6 billion shipping industry that supports more than 35,000 jobs and provides tens of millions with drinking water. That’s why Friends of the Mississippi River (FMR) has long been dedicated to restoring and protecting the river in the Twin Cities region, benefiting wildlife, water quality and recreation.

Florida Beverage Association Supports Tampa Youth Development Program

Tampa Y.E.S. initiative will receive $25,000 grant made possible by Florida Beverage Association, American Beverage Foundation for a Healthy America (ABFHA)

Massachusetts Beverage Association Announces Boston Awarded Grant to Support Childhood Obesity Prevention, Environmental Health, Sustainability Programs

Connect, Learn, Explore will receive $50,000 grant made possible by U.S. Conference of Mayors, American Beverage Foundation for a Healthy America

Spotlight: Alaskans for Litter Prevention and Recycling

Alaska is famous for its miraculous view of the Northern Lights, beautiful glaciers, diverse wildlife and rich indigenous culture. However its rugged terrain and sparse population can make transportation a challenge, especially when it comes to processing waste and recyclables.

Beverage Industry, USCM Announce Grant Recipients for Childhood Obesity Prevention & Environmental Health & Sustainability Awards

Nine cities awarded $745,000 in total to support community health, sustainability initiatives

Supporting Local Organizations through Matching Grants

In its continued efforts to create a better future for communities across America, the American Beverage Foundation for a Healthy America recently awarded grants to six organizations in conjunction with state beverage associations that will make a meaningful impact for years to come. Let’s take a look and see how the funds will support local initiatives that enhance both the physical and environmental well-being of residents and of their communities.

African American Mayors Association, American Beverage Foundation for a Healthy America Partner to Award Grants to African American Mayors in Cities throughout the U.S.

More than half a million dollars to be awarded annually to four cities with African American mayors to promote nutrition access, affordability, and education

Oak Park's Cross Community Climate Collaborative Awarded $125,000 Grant to Continue Addressing Climate Initiatives

Grant made possible by partnership between The U.S. Conference of Mayors and American Beverage Foundation for a Healthy America with support from the Illinois Beverage Association

"Grow Lansing" Initiative Awarded $175,000 Grant to Address Food Insecurity

Award made possible by partnership between The U.S. Conference of Mayors and American Beverage Foundation for a Healthy America with support from Michigan Soft Drink Association

AAMA Announces ABFHA Grant Winners in Cities Throughout the U.S.

The African American Mayors Association (AAMA) and the American Beverage Foundation for a Healthy America (ABFHA) today named four cities with African American mayors as recipients of significant grants to advance essential programs that improve community health. Winning cities were announced during the African American Mayors Association National Conference in Washington, DC. April 19-21.

Nine Cities Share $745,000 in Grants from 2023 Childhood Obesity Prevention & Environmental Health and Sustainability Awards

The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) and the American Beverage Foundation for a Healthy America (ABFHA) announced today $745,000 in grants to nine cities who were winners of the 2023 Childhood Obesity Prevention & Environmental Health and Sustainability Awards. The grants, which were awarded during USCM’s 91st Winter Meeting, aim to support programs that address childhood obesity, environmental health, and sustainability by encouraging community members to engage in healthier behaviors.

African American Mayors Association, American Beverage Foundation for a Healthy America Partner to Award Grants to African American Mayors in Cities throughout the U.S.

More than half a million dollars to be awarded annually to four cities with African American mayors to promote nutrition access, affordability, and education

Nine Cities Share $745,000 in Grants to Promote Childhood Obesity Prevention and Environmental Health and Sustainability Programs

The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) and the American Beverage Foundation for a Healthy America (ABFHA) announced during the 90th Annual USCM Winter Meeting the winners of the 2022 Childhood Obesity Prevention and Environmental Health and Sustainability Awards, granting $745,000 to nine U.S. cities. Since the beginning of their decade-long partnership, USCM and ABHFA have jointly awarded more than $5 million to more than 60 cities across the country to support programs to enhance health, wellness and environmental quality of life for children and families.