Greater Richmond Fit4Kids, Inc.
1111 N. 25th Street
Richmond VA 23223
Mission Statement
Greater Richmond Fit4Kids works to improve children's health and wellness and reduce the prevalence of childhood obesity in the Richmond region through programs that promote physical activity and healthy eating.
 
 
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Mary Dunne Stewart MSW
Board Chair Thomas (Tom) Byrd
Board Chair Company Affiliation Take Care Group formerly Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Virginia
Contact Information
Address 1111 N. 25th Street
Richmond, VA 23223
Telephone 804 307-9161
Fax 804 000-0000
E-mail info@grfit4kids.org
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 2012
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $745,000.00
Projected Expenses $737,528.00
Statements
Mission
Greater Richmond Fit4Kids works to improve children's health and wellness and reduce the prevalence of childhood obesity in the Richmond region through programs that promote physical activity and healthy eating.
 
 
Impact

Currently, Fit4Kids is leading the following programs:

Wellness Integration - Fit4Kid’s Wellness Integration program empowers elementary school teachers to incorporate movement and health promotion messages into the classroom. Fit4Kids Wellness Integration Specialists, who are certified teachers, develop and teach lively lessons that integrate physical activity into any subject. Wellness Integration Specialists help teachers realize that more movement in the classroom stimulates the brain, increases focus and alertness, enhances mood, improves memory, and bolsters test performance of students. In addition to creating active classrooms, Wellness Integration Specialists work to infuse entire schools with a culture of physical activity and nutrition through running clubs, family fun and fitness nights, veggie taste tests, and more. 

Learning Gardens - Fit4Kids Learning Gardens feed students' appetite for hands-on, delicious fun! Learning gardens engage children in planting, growing, harvesting and best-of-all, tasting fresh, flavorful food- changing the way children feel about vegetables. At many schools, gardens are complemented with cooking outside in the garden, so students can taste what they’re growing! Additionally, Fit4Kids offers 5 after school garden club sites in Richmond City.
 
Greater Richmond Coalition for Healthy Children - With support from the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth, Fit4Kids established a coalition of community partners in 2012 to advance programs and policies that prevent childhood obesity. The coalition includes representatives from government, nonprofit organizations and businesses. Working together, the coalition aims to assess current levels of childhood obesity in the region and support initiatives to reduce it. Some of the key projects include: Safe Routes to Schools, BMI data collection, and Eat Fresh RPS, a project to install salad bars in 20 Richmond schools. The coalition will also be focusing its efforts on active recess policy and teen programs to expand its reach and impact. 
Needs
Fit4Kids launched school-based programs in September 2012 and has a need for volunteers interested in promoting physical activity and healthy eating.  Specific programs that would benefit from community volunteers include the Fit4Kids Learning Gardens and Wellness Integration. 
 
Community support is critical to the success of Fit4Kids.  The organization is grateful to be the charity partner for the Connects Federal Credit Union Corporate 4-miler; an outstanding Sports Backers event.  This fun event gives Fit4Kids' supporters the opportunity to participate in fun community events and raise funds to support Fit4Kids.  For more information, please contact Mary Dunne Stewart at mary@grfit4kids.org 
Background
Because of the staggering increase in childhood obesity rates and since Richmond lacked an organization focused solely on reducing childhood obesity, Greater Richmond Fit4Kids was created in 2010 by the Sports Backers. Fit4Kids is a non-profit organization that works to improve the health and wellness of children through physical activity and healthy eating. The organization is focused on improving children’s health and reducing childhood obesity. Fit4Kids serves the greater Richmond region, including Richmond, Chesterfield, Henrico, and Hopewell.
 
Because Fit4Kids is a strategic partner with the Robins Foundation and was incubated by the Sports Backers, the organization has strong community connections and name recognition for a newer start-up non-profit.  Even though Fit4Kids is in its infancy, the organization has assembled a talented and well-networked Board of Directors, an experienced and competent staff, and strong partnerships with other organizations in the field.  Fit4Kids’ Board members include representatives from the three major regional health systems, higher education, the public school system and the corporate community.
 
 
 
Areas of Service
Areas Served
Area
Metro Richmond
Chesterfield, Henrico, Richmond, Hopewell, Petersburg
Board Chair
Board Chair Thomas (Tom) Byrd
Company Affiliation Take Care Group formerly Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Virginia
Term July 2015 to June 2018
Email tbyrd.takecare@gmail.com
Board of Directors
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Edmund Acevedo Virginia Commonwealth University
Jeffrey Bourne Esq.Richmond City School Board Chairman
Tom Byrd Retired- Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Virginia
Marjorie Childress Heidrick and Struggles
Colin Drozdowski Anthem
Nick Hines VCU Health Systems
Dr. Berkeley Martin Sheltering Arms
Brian Riopelle Esq.McGuireWoods
Carl (Bart) Rountree Bon Secours
Lincoln Saunders Chief of Staff to Mayor Levar Stoney
Vineeta Shah Community Volunteer
Leslie Wyatt Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander 1
Caucasian 10
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 9
Female 4
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 6
Standing Committees
Executive
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Nominating
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
Executive Director
Executive Director Mary Dunne Stewart MSW
Co-CEO
Co-CEO Mary Dunne
Term Start Oct 2011
Experience

Mary Dunne Stewart is the President and CEO of Greater Richmond Fit4Kids. Prior to joining Fit4Kids, Mary was the Policy Director of Voices for Virginia's Children, a statewide children's policy research and advocacy organization. She was the lead analyst and advocate on health and child welfare issues. Mary has also served as an adjunct faculty member at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Social Work, where she taught graduate courses in policy and social justice. Mary's educational background includes a Masters in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University and an undergraduate degree from the College of William and Mary. In 2009, Mary was selected as one of Style Weekly's Top Forty Under Forty.

Senior Staff
NameTitle
Nellie Bradley Program Manager
Leigh Busby Development Director
Staff
Full Time Staff 8
Part Time Staff 3
Volunteers 300
Contractors 1
Plans
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 4
Date Strategic Plan Adopted May 2017
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
Programs
Description

The Fit4Kids Wellness Integration Program empowers classroom teachers to incorporate movement and health promotion messages into the classroom. Fit4Kids Wellness Integration Specialists, who are certified teachers, develop lively lessons that incorporate physical activity into any subject. Lessons are based on Virginia Standards of Learning and are available online to any interested educator. 

Description Fit4Kids learning gardens and cooking classes feed students' appetite for hands-on, delicious fun! Learning gardens engage children in planting, growing, harvesting and best-of-all, tasting fresh, flavorful food- changing the way children feel about vegetables. At many schools, gardens are complemented with monthly cooking classes where children become mini chefs and learn to whip up healthy meals and snacks. Getting kids into the garden and kitchen at a young age will inspire them to develop healthy eating patterns for life. 
Description Adolescent girls engage in physical activity significantly less than their male counterparts.  Girls’ activity levels may drop by as much as 83% as they transition through adolescence –  and they miss out on vital physical, mental, emotional, and social benefits of regular physical activity. 

To tackle this gender disparity, Greater Richmond Fit4Kids launched Game On, Girl!–a comprehensive initiative to empower adolescent girls to be physically active, nutritionally fit, and ready to take on the world!

Game On, Girl! has three components:

Game On, Girl! Middle School:  A 10-week, after-school program for middle school girls to learn to enjoy a wide variety of sports and physical activities, fuel their bodies for success, and be effective leaders in their communities.

Girls with Goals Leadership Academy: A year-long fellowship for 20 high school girls to develop leadership skills by advocating for more opportunities for adolescent girls to engage in sports and physical activity.
 
Game On, Girl! Summer Summit: A 3-day camp for middle and high school girls to explore traditional and nontraditional sports and physical activities, while being mentored by female athletes in a fun, unique setting.
Fiscal Year
Projected Revenue $745,000.00
Projected Expenses $737,528.00
Form 990s
IRS Letter of Exemption
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$635,225$461,308$347,992
Administration Expense$63,629$59,195$66,232
Fundraising Expense$26,330$30,708$26,858
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.701.401.12
Program Expense/Total Expenses88%84%79%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue5%4%5%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$454,874$673,279$448,792
Current Assets$406,565$577,951$421,087
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0--
Current Liabilities$5,222$6,518$4,093
Total Net Assets$449,652$666,761$444,699
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities77.8688.67102.88
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
State Charitable Solicitaions Permit
Solicitations Permit
Solicitations Permit 11/2016View
Comments
Foundation Comments
  • Form 990 and audit prepared by Yount, Hyde & Barbour, P.C.
  • Financial information provided by audit