History

Since 1997, Healthy Adventures Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, has been working to promote the overall health and well-being of communities. Healthy Adventures Foundation was formerly a part of Wendy's Health & Fitness Services. In 2007, we separated from Wendy's Health and Fitness Services to become Healthy Adventures Foundation (HAF).

Community Associations and Partnerships

Healthy Adventures Foundation takes an integral and active role in the East San Diego County community collaboratives in Lakeside, Santee, El Cajon, Spring Valley and Mountain Empire. HAF is also active in the Building Better Health initiative with the County of San Diego's Health and Human Services.

California Schools VEBA

Community Research Foundation

County of San Diego Department of Parks and Recreation

County of San Diego Health and Human Services - Aging and Independent Services

County of San Diego Health and Human Services - Polinsky Children's Center

County of San Diego Libraries

HealthWay Trust

MiraCosta College

Promises 2 Kids

San Diego Center for Children

San Diego Public Library

Awards and Recognition

  • American Cancer Society Board of Directors – East Region Volunteer of the year (1997)
  • Most support to the M-SPAN project as a small business (1999)
  • Coalition on Children and Weight – San Diego (2003)
  • Community Team Member of Year by County of San Diego Department of Parks and Recreation (2004)
  • “Great American Backyard Campout” Outstanding Community Service (2007/2008) 
  • Nominated for San Diego Magazine’s Woman of the Year and chosen as a finalist (2009)
  • Health and Human Services - County of San Diego - East Region Public Health Champion for 2012
  • Community Team Member of Year by County of San Diego Department of Parks and Recreation (2012)

Grant Funding

Healthy Adventures Foundation has managed almost $300,000 in small grant projects throughout the years with great success from organizations such as:

  • California Adolescent Nutiriton and Fitness programs
  • Amateur Athletic Foundation of Los Angeles
  • United States Department of Agriculture - 4 Nutrition Network Mini-Grants
  • San Diego Ag in the Classroom Gardening Grant
  • Disney Minnie Grant
  • Youth Service America/United Health Care
  • Do Something
  • Mt. Empire Collaborative Grant
  • Grossmont Healthcare District through the City of La Mesa
  • California Endowment
  • County Employee's Charitable Organization
  • Whole Foods Gardening Grant
  • Fallbrook Healthcare District (2012-2013)
  • National Park and Recreation Association (in partnership with County of San Diego Department of Parks and Recreation)
  • Jump Start Grants for East Region and North Central - County of San Diego HHSA Aging and Independent Services
  • Fallbrook Healthcare District (2013-2014)
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