Grants & Funding (Food Access)

Grant funding for food access and nutrition is important to support initiatives that benefit our DC communities. Below you can find resources to help you better understand the types of funding that may be available, along with information to assist in planning, preparing and submitting applications for funding.

America in Bloom Grant Lists

Great list of grant opportunities.

America in Bloom Grant Lists

Awesome Foundation

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No strings attached $1000 monthly grant.

Awesome Foundation

Ben And Jerry’s Foundation

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The Grassroots Organizing for Social Change Program offers general or project support to non-profit organizations throughout the United States

Ben And Jerry’s Foundation

Bowers Fund

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The purpose of the Bowers Fund is to strengthen the food co-op community and it does this by giving grants for the training and education of food co-op staff, managers, and board members.

Bowers Fund

Captain Planet Foundation

The Captain Planet Foundation primarily makes grants to U.S.-based schools and organizations with an annual operating budget of less than $3 million.

Captain Planet Foundation

CVS Health Grants Program

Grants are awarded to free and charitable clinics, school-based health centers and community health centers nationwide to increase access to care and improve health outcomes for people of all ages. Please note: Application for a CVS Health Foundation Grant is by invitation only.

CVS Health Grants Program

DC Department of Health

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The Mission of the DC Department of Health (DC DOH) is to promote and protect the health, safety and quality of life of residents, visitors and those doing business in the District of Columbia. DC DOH’s responsibilities include identifying health risks; educating the public; preventing and controlling diseases, injuries and exposure to environmental hazards; promoting effective community collaborations; and optimizing equitable access to community resources.

DC Department of Health

FarmRaiser

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Crowdfunding for farmers, by farmers | A new kind of community supported agriculture.

FarmRaiser

Fiskars Project Orange Thumb

Project Orange Thumb is a community garden grant program that provides tools and resources to help communities reach their goals for collaboration, neighborhood beautification, and healthy, sustainable food sources.

Fiskars Project Orange Thumb

Garden ABCs

GardenABCs is here to help with books for children and all the resources you need to support school, community or home garden projects

Garden ABCs

Grants.gov

Gov database of grant opportunities.

Grants.gov

Halcyon Incubator

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The Halcyon Incubator provides intrepid social entrepreneurs with an 18-month fellowship, comprised of a five month residency, 12 months of rent-free workspace, $10,000 stipend during the Residency Phase, complimentary strategic, legal and PR support, mentorship, access to a network of potential funders from all sectors, and more.

Halcyon Incubator

Honda Foundation

The American Honda Foundation engages in grant making that reflects the basic tenets, beliefs and philosophies of Honda companies, which are characterized by the following qualities: imaginative, creative, youthful, forward-thinking, scientific, humanistic and innovative. We support youth education with a specific focus on the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects in addition to the environment.

Honda Foundation

IOBY

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the crowd-resourcing platform that helps bring your great ideas to life, block by block. ioby supports citizen-led, neighbor-funded projects. On ioby, you can raise tax-deductible donations, recruit local volunteers and share ideas with a likeminded community.

IOBY

Public Lands Every Day

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Capacity and event planning grants for projects on public land.

Public Lands Every Day

Sam’s Club Grant Program

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At the local level, Sam’s Club facilities are encouraged to support nonprofits or other causes important to their community, provided they fall within one of the Walmart Foundation’s focus areas: Opportunity, Sustainability and Community. Other local areas of focus may include Education and Youth Success.

Sam’s Club Grant Program

The Campus Kitchens Project

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We partner with high schools, colleges and universities to share on-campus kitchen space, recover food from cafeterias and engage students as volunteers who prepare and deliver meals to the community.

The Campus Kitchens Project

The Campus Kitchens Project - Specific Information on Grants & Funding

The Kresge Foundation Grants and Social Investments

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We are a $3.6 billion private, national foundation that works to expand opportunities in America’s cities through grantmaking and social investing in arts and culture, education, environment, health, human services and community development.

The Kresge Foundation Grants and Social Investments

The Lunchbox School Grants

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Series of grants to support healthier eating in schools.

The Lunchbox School Grants

Walmart Community Giving

Through the Community Grant Program, our associates are proud to support the needs of their communities by providing grants to local organizations.

Walmart Community Giving

Whole Food Community Giving

As a company, we are quite unique. Our stores are not cookie cutter big box-type stores with directives from “corporate” about how to run the business. Each of our stores has a lot of latitude in deciding the best way to operate that individual store to meet the needs of the local community.

Whole Food Community Giving

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