Fit for Life Awards 2024 – Nominate Now!

Deadline Date: February 15, 2024

 Donor Name: Fit for Life Foundation

Grant Size: $100,000 to $500,000

Nominations are now open for the Fit for Life Awards to provide multi-year support and international visibility to innovative, impactful projects promoting life-long fitness and health in rapidly aging societies around the world.

This multi-year support enables Laureates to steadily scale up their programs, while building public awareness of the importance of healthy aging for communities.

The Fit for Life Laureates are announced at an annual awards event in Geneva, Switzerland, in the presence of the Fit for Life ambassadors, donors and partner organizations. The projects they support are publicized through the website, social media channels and podcast.

Areas of Impact

  • They welcome solutions relevant to:
    • Physical fitness
    • Exercise and sport
    • Mental health
    • Mental well-being
    • Mobility
    • Nutrition
    • At-home care
    • Community support for older people
    • Prevention of non-communicable diseases (NCDs)
    • Other forms of preventative health support

Award Details

  • At a yearly Award Ceremony Laureates receive 100’000 EUR over 3 years, plus recognition.

What they believe?

  • Healthy aging has intrinsic value:
    • Older people who are in good physical health express greater life satisfaction and are able to maintain close relationships with family and friends, a key factor for mental health.
  • Healthy aging is good for communities:
    • Maintaining good health and mobility enables older people to engage in the life of their community, filling many essential social roles and contributing to the well-being of people of all ages.
  • Healthy aging has economic worth:
    • Many older people continue to provide paid or unpaid work far beyond retirement age, while also contributing to the economy as consumers and tax-payers.
  • Healthy aging benefits governments:
    • Reduced need for old-age care frees up resources for essential public services that contribute to the long-term well-being of all individuals and families.

Eligibility Criteria

  • To apply for the Fit for Life Awards, applicants must meet the following criteria:
    • The organization or initiative must be legally registered as a non-profit or social enterprise in its country/countries of operations.
    • They do not accept applications from the following types of organizations:
      • Research institutes
      • Government/public sector institutes
      • Political organizations
      • Organizations that discriminate in their leadership, staffing, or service provision on the basis of age, gender, race, ethnicity, disability, national origin, political affiliation, religious belief or sexual orientation.

Selection Process

  • Sourcing: open call through 1000+ networks and organizations globally.
  • Selection process: rigorous approach, which includes three stages of due diligence and 10 key selection criteria, and lasts approximately a year.
  • Selection committee: a dedicated and expert committee, supported by the Foundation’s Advisory Board, selects the laureates from a pool of vetted finalists.
  • Monitoring: ongoing performance monitoring and regular evaluations to assess the impact of all grantees.

For more information, visit Fit for Life Foundation.

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