Apply for UNFI Foundation Grants Program 2019

Deadline: 8 April 2019

UNFI Foundation is currently accepting applications for its grant program 2019.

Focus Areas

  • Increasing the supply of organic food
    • Supporting organic farmers who work hard every day to grow healthier food options. More organic food means healthier soil, cleaner air, and more tasty, nutritious food for families.
    • For example: efforts to increase the number of certified organic farms through cost share, outreach and training
  • Improving access to fresh, healthy food
    • They see food as medicine. Underserved communities and those facing serious illness or diet-related disease need it most.
    • For example: mobile markets and meal delivery to at-risk community members
  • Providing hunger relief for vulnerable populations
    • Doing their part to alleviate hunger in their communities, always through the lens of healthy, nutritious food.
    • For example: farm-to-food bank initiatives and community garden programs
  • Advancing childhood nutrition education
    • Creating space and opportunity for kids to adopt healthy eating practices when it matters most. Meaningful, hands-on food learning in the classroom, cafeteria and in the garden.
    • For example: school gardens, backpack programs and nutrition education efforts

Eligibility Criteria

  • The UNFI Foundation accepts applications from 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations.
  • They do not fund:
    • Conferences
    • Direct grants to individuals
    • “Pass-through” organizations
    • International organizations or projects
    • Political campaigns and legislative lobbying efforts
    • Endowments
    • Building or capital campaigns
    • Private foundations
    • Projects that exclusively serve religious purposes
    • Governmental agencies
    • Sponsorships, advertising, or fundraising

How to Apply

Applicants can apply via given website.

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