Looking for ways to fund food related projects? Check out the grants below!
TD Friends of the Environment
The Foundation supports a wide range of environmental initiatives, with a primary focus on environmental education and green space programs. Eligible projects include schoolyard greening, park revitalization, community gardens, park programming and citizen science initiatives.
Blue Cross Healthy Communities
The Healthy Communities Grant program was created to help Albertans build spaces for active living in their community. Whether it be a skate park, playground, outdoor gym or arena, we’re helping Albertans, young and old get and stay healthy.
The Feed Opportunity Fund
The Feed Opportunity Fund provides grants to organizations engaged in testing and expanding innovative approaches to advance food security. We aim to learn from the successes and failures of each initiative that we support and to find models that work which have the potential to be replicated or scaled for greater impact.
Co-op awards $2 million to projects across Western Canada every year. The program helps build places for everyone to come together to meet, play, learn and share.
Servus has changed its Community Investment program to better align with the noble purpose. We look for partnerships that bring people together, support communities and save people money, especially our members
Telus Community Fund
At TELUS, we give where we live. That’s why we put community funding in the hands of local leaders. TELUS has eight regional community action teams in Canada, as well as five community boards internationally. With each unique community come unique needs.
McConnell Family Foundation
We seek to deepen the impact of our philanthropy by: advancing our understanding of complex issues, learning and adapting as an organization, working with strategic intent, building strong relationships, We provide grants to a limited number of initiatives. Proposals should be submitted via our online portal where they will be reviewed by our program staff.
The McLean Foundation
FCC AgriSpirit Fund
Do you have a project that will enhance lives or contribute to sustainability in your rural community? The FCC AgriSpirit Fund may provide between $5,000 to $25,000 to projects that qualify in a city or town with less than 150,000 people.
We’re a Maine-based nonprofit providing grants, crowdfunding opportunities and training to food garden projects across the country and around the world.
We want to strengthen Prairie communities in which we do business – and to do that, we need to be active participants. Peavey Mart supports our local communities and encourages participation and involvement of local folks with local causes. The need is great, so please contact us well in advance of your event since budgets may already be allocated.
Created to support research, education, and capacity-building projects that address key food security issues in Canada, this program will be awarding six finalists with in-kind donations and grants ranging from $2,500 to $25,000 in 2018!
Canada Post Community Foundation
The goals of the Healthy Community Grant is to enable communities to: Take action to improve healthy eating and active living in their communities, Address social wellbeing while promoting healthy behaviours, Develop an environment where healthy choices are easier, accessible to everyone, and sustainable , Support collaborative local action to create communities that foster wellness. We value and promote the development of partnerships between different sectors, such as recreation, health, local governments, education, and not-for-profit. Grants of $2,000.00 will be available to a maximum of one grant per community.
Communities in Bloom
Each year, Communities in Bloom and its partners offer new promotional opportunities to its participants. The National office sends out detailed information to communities as initiatives unfold throughout the program
Government of Canada – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
The Local Food Infrastructure Fund is a five-year, $50 million initiative ending March 31, 2024. The program is part of the Government of Canada’s Food Policy which is Canada’s roadmap for a healthier and more sustainable food system in Canada. The program aims to strengthen food systems and to facilitate access to safe and nutritious food for at-risk populations.
The fund consists of two streams:
The first, entitled, Infrastructure and Equipment Improvement Projects aimed at small community-based organizations will allow them to improve their infrastructure and purchase equipment that is directly related to the accessibility of healthy, nutritious, and ideally, local foods within their community. Applications are now being accepted for projects (August 15, 2019 to November 1, 2019).
The second stream, entitled Projects to Strengthen Local Food Systems aimed at larger organizations, will target groups of community, private, academic and other organizations that collectively have the mission to reduce food insecurity in a sustainable manner by strengthening or establishing a local food system. The Projects to Strengthen Local Food Systems stream is scheduled to launch in 2020. Applicants targeting larger projects may wish to wait for the launch of the second stream in early 2020 to apply.
Government of Alberta
Community Facility Enhancement Program – Financial assistance to purchase, build, renovate, or upgrade public-use community facilities.
Community Initiatives Program – The Community Initiatives Program (CIP) provides funding to support initiatives that enhance and enrich communities throughout Alberta.
Enhanced Capacity Advancement Program – This program provides funding for up to 3 years to Alberta-based capacity building non-profit organizations.
Other Initiatives Program – This program provides funding for community projects that fall outside the scope of other Community Grants programs.
School Specific grants
Ecoleague – http://resources4rethinking.ca/en/ecoleague
Whole Kids – https://www.wholekidsfoundation.org/programs
Honda Canada – http://www.hondacanadafoundation.ca/apply-for-funding
Imagineaction – https://www.imagine-action.ca/members/Login.aspx?lgtype=T&m=1
Jack Layton Award – http://lsf-lst.ca/en/projects/education-sustainable/competitions/jack-layton-award
School Life Fund – https://www.scoollifefund.ca/index2.php?id=1
World Wildlife Fund – https://schools.wwf.ca/primary/
Jane Goodall Institute’s A.P.E Fund – https://janegoodall.ca/our-work/roots-and-shoots/ape-fund/
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