Please note that the Foundation does not accept any unsolicited applications.
- Grantees must be public charities classified as exempt from federal income taxes under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
- Grantees must operate in the Foundation's current geographical area.
- Grants to help provide food to those in need are generally only made to larger regional food banks.
- The Foundation does not award grants to:
- Conferences, seminars, forums, summits, or think-tanks;
- Museum or art exhibits;
- Private school tuition;
- Support religious activities (nonreligious activities provided by religious organizations may be eligible for grant funding);
- University research.
- The Foundation accepts only proposals submitted through our online system. We do not accept any unsolicited applications; grants are made by invitation only.
- The Foundation funds organizations addressing poverty throughout the food system, working in the areas of food distribution, nutrition education, and local & sustainable agriculture.
- Grant cycles range from annual to multi-year grant awards.
- Generally, the Foundation's policy is to offer general operating grants - funds not assigned to a particular project.
- Grants are rolling and are awarded throughout the calendar year.
- Grantees must have the capability to collect data and evaluate outcomes and goals.