The Foundation shall be a self-supported substructure of the Association organized to support the Association through fundraising activities as directed and approved by the Association. The Foundation shall be subject to the control and direction of the Association Board of Directors, which may provide that the activities of the Foundation be conducted by a Board of Trustees appointed by the Association Board of Directors, on the recommendation of the Administrative Committee. The Board of Trustees of the Foundation may adopt such governance documents for the Foundation as it sees fit, including Bylaws.
CAHPERD Foundation Grants and Scholarships
The Foundation provides an opportunity to apply for funding for projects that are aligned with its mission of promoting "....healthy lifestyles through quality education for all populations...."
Funding priorities are:
- Professional development--workshops, conferences, leadership training, etc.
- Educational leadership--supporting the advancement of the professions through accreditation/certification/program review and the upgrading of standards.
- Lifestyle management--engage in private sector partnerships to encourage healthy lifestyles; assist educational institutions in developing health promotion programs.
- Research--expand research opportunities that have direct application to improving wellness in schools and communities throughout the state.
The William W. Harkness Emerging Leader Scholarship
This award was established by the CAHPERD Foundation for the Promotion of Healthy Lifestyles to honor an outstanding leader and distinguished founding member. The purpose of the scholarship is to encourage emerging professional leaders to pursue appropriate professional development opportunities within their respective areas of interest. The financial benefit will enable the recipient(s) to attend a selected CAHPERD sponsored conference or workshop.
The Phyllis Blatz Promising Professional Scholarship
The Phyllis Blatz Promising Professional Scholarship is offered to females entering teaching or in their first year of teaching and coaching girls or women’s sports. While opportunities for girls and women to compete have increased because of Title IX, there is still a short-fall in the number of women who are their coaches. This scholarship is intended to provide professional development in support of women going into coaching.