Healthy Fundraising

Smart Snacks in School: Fundraisers (2014) (PDF | 156 KB)


This resource briefly outlines the Smart Snacks rules as they pertain to fundraising efforts.

Best Practices for Healthy School Fundraisers (August 2014)


Use this brochure to help your school earn extra money for different activities, events, and equipment that keep students excited and engaged. This brochure provides ideas to use healthy choices for fundraising that sell only nonfood items or foods that meet the Smart Snacks nutrition standards.

School Fundraisers: Positive Changes in Foods Sold, But Room for Improvement Remains (March 2016) (PDF | 530.21 KB)

Healthy Eating Research. Bridging the Gap.

This issue brief provides new data on fundraising in schools and policy implications.

Healthy Fundraising (November 2015) (PDF 2 MB) (PDF | 2 MB)

KSDE. Child Nutrition & Wellness.

Benefits of healthy fundraising, positive options, and healthy food and beverage items to sell. Also available in Spanish.

Healthy and Active Fundraisers

Weld County School District 6, Colorado.

Ideas for successful and healthy fundraisers including success stories and additional resources.

The HHFKA and School Fundraisers (September 2015)


Brief fact sheet that summarizes the laws and associated regulations on fundraisers

Go Local and Get GREEN! Choose Local Products for Healthy Fundraisers (April 2016) (PDF | 386 KB)

Iowa Team Nutrition.

Great fundraiser ideas, ideas for implementation that promote active lifestyles, and additional resources.

Smart Fundraising for Healthy Schools (2008) (PDF | 153 KB)

Mississippi Department of Education. Office of Healthy Schools.

Nutrient-rich and economical food choices as well as non-food items to sell and events that promote physical activity.

Yes, You Can- Healthy Fundraising Guide (2010) (PDF | 1.595 MB)

New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

This guidebook targets elementary schools and will help schools find fundraising options that meet their needs and support the health of children and adults in their communities.

A+ Fundraisers for High Schools (PDF | 507 KB)

New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

This resource includes how-to steps and tips for replicating over 15 different fundraisers tried by real high schools. See more details on fundraiser costs, pricing, and profits to plan your own healthy fundraiser!

Healthy Fundraising (November 2011) (PDF | 346.44 KB)

Connecticut State Department of Education.

Use this resource for benefits of healthy fundraising, consequences of unhealthy fundraising, and healthy fundraising alternatives.

Sweet Deals: School Fundraising Can Be Healthy and Profitable (February 2007) (PDF | 1.7 MB)

Center for Science in the Public Interest.

Healthy school fundraisers can be as healthy and profitable as unhealthy fundraisers. Use this resource for healthy fundraisers and fundraisers to avoid.

Healthy Fundraisers Tip Sheet (PDF | 801 KB)

Action for Healthy Kids.

A two-page handout of healthy fundraising tips and ideas.

Show Me the Money: A Guide to Selling Healthy Foods at School (Section 4: Fundraising) ( May 2007) (PDF | 1.42 MB)

Washington State Action for Healthy Kids.

Section 4 of this guide includes success stories, ideas for things to sell or do, and ideas to involve the community in healthy fundraising.