The AdvoCare Foundation, a Richardson-based nonprofit that helps children and families in need to live “healthy, happy, and safe lives,” announced its 2023-24 grantees that will receive a total of $330,000 in funding.
The organization said that the grants will be used to improve the well-being of children and families living in vulnerable communities by implementing initiatives focused on access to healthy food, exercise, and nutritional education.
“The AdvoCare Foundation remains dedicated to its larger mission of ensuring children lead happy and healthy lives,” Whitney Strauss, executive director of the AdvoCare Foundation, said in a statement. “Through strategic giving, we witness tangible and meaningful outcomes within the families we work with, thanks to our grantee partners. We take pride in our ability to invest in long-term relationships alongside our partners, ultimately creating a lasting impact for these remarkable families.”
Supporting vulnerable communities
Founded in 2015, the foundation has contributed more than $1 million to improving the safety and health of families and children throughout the U.S.
The foundation is a charitable arm of AdvoCare, a direct-sales dietary supplement company. The foundation’s 2023-2024 grantees are:
- Alliance for a Healthier Generation, Inc. (nationwide)
- Boys & Girls Club of Dallas (Dallas)
- CHOICES (Atlanta, Georgia)
- Iowa Healthiest State Initiative (Des Moines, Iowa)
- LA’s BEST Afterschool Enrichment Program (Los Angeles, California)
- Mission2Move (Cincinnati, Ohio)
- The North Texas Food Bank (Dallas)
- Optimist Youth Services (Los Angeles)
- The Partnership for a Healthy Mississippi (Flowood, Mississippi)
- Servicios De La Raza (Denver, Colorado)
- The Concilio (Dallas)
- United Way of Metropolitan Dallas (Dallas)
- Urban Youth Impact (West Palm Beach, Florida)
- Vetri Community Partnership (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
- YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas (Dallas)
Uplifting healthy lifestyles
The foundation said it visits its grantees throughout the year to advance its mission and educate children and families about developing healthy lifestyles. Typically, the grantee cycle begins in April and grants are announced in June.
AdvoCare said it offers premium nutritional, weight-management and sports-performance products. The family-owned company was founded in 1993 by Charles Ragus.
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