Building Our Community
For seventeen years, OVCF has worked to build community by supporting vital nonprofit services through grant making, fiscal sponsorships, and encouraging strong collaborations for collective impact.
Healthy Communities Coalition
In December 2014, OVCF awarded a $3000 grant to the Sequim Food Bank to 1) conduct the first-ever Visitor Needs Assessment to learn more about the specific needs of the food bank customers, 2) explore the value of creating a community-wide collaborative effort to address common food-related health problems like obesity, diabetes and hypertension.
As an outcome of that initial investment, the Olympic Peninsula Healthy Community Coalition (OPHCC) formed in June 2015 and quickly gained partners from across the region. Today, its members include more than 25 local and regional organizations, in an outstanding public, private partnership whose members share an interest in combating obesity and chronic disease.
OPHCC works to make our community a healthier place to live, learn, work and play. In its first initiative, the coalition launched “Ready-Set-Go 5210”, a community-wide effort to help decrease chronic disease and improve the health of our citizens across the lifespan.
For adults and children alike, 5 2 1 0 promotes:
- 5 servings of fruits and vegetables every day
- 2 hours or less of recreational screen time
- 1 hour of physical activity
- 0 sugar-sweetened beverages.
To learn more about OPHCC, visit their website at www.HealthyOP.org