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Slow Food Micro-Grant

Grants to Utah Community Groups, Small Businesses,
and Individuals for Food and Nutrition Projects

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Grants of up to $2,000 to Utah community groups, small businesses, and individuals for community projects related to food and nutrition. Applicants must submit a letter of intent prior to submitting a full application. Proposals must serve a need in the community and support sustainable agricultural practices.

This program was created in order to fill gaps that in traditional funding sources for local food-related projects, especially for small-scale food growers and producers, community innovators, and educators.

Funding Criteria

Applicants must:

  • Clearly communicate the intended goals of the project
  • Fit within the mission of Slow Food Utah
  • Serve a community need
  • Possess experience and knowledge in order to finish the project
  • Define long-term sustainability of the project

Funding Priorities

Priority is given to projects based on the following criteria:

  • First time applicant
  • Serves a rural, underserved or vulnerable population
  • Lacks access to other resources for support 
  • Demonstrated commitment to the Slow Food values

For examples of demonstrated commitment to Slow Food values, see page 2 of the Scoring Rubric in Supporting Documents below.

High priorities include projects that help increase or enhance:

  • Local skills and capacity,
  • The availability of locally produced foods (especially artisanal, Ark of Taste, wildcrafted, heirloom, or sustainably produced),
  • Regional and cultural food traditions,
  • Taste or youth education.

Eligible for Funding

Initiatives that support Utah's local food system. Some of these items may include:

  • Farm and garden supplies and tools that increase efficiency and sustainable practices,
  • Initiatives to support or increase food security and access,
  • Professional training registration fees,
  • Educational materials, and
  • Community food events.

Funding is intended to provide good, clean, fair food for all. For more information about the mission and values of Slow Food Utah, see the application link in Contact Information below.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 143560

Estimated Size of Grant:

At this time, the maximum grant request is $2,000. Most micro-grant awards are less than the maximum amount. Partial funding is common.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Any individual, small business, or non-profit committed to Slow Food International principles of good, clean, fair food, cultural diversity, and conviviality. Previous grant recipients may apply again, however due to limited funds, applications from new projects may be given priority.

Who Can Apply: Individuals, community groups, and locally-owned small businesses including educators, farmers, food artisans, community garden leaders, ranchers, etc.

Not Funded: Consultant fees, salaries/labor costs, marketing supplies, personal projects with no demonstrated community benefit, proof of concept or research projects, electronic equipment, travel costs, equipment/materials that do not support sustainable agriculture practices.

Pre-Application Information:

Microgrant applications will be accepted January 1 - January 31. No applications will be accepted before January 1, or after January 31.

Applicants should send an email with their intent to apply.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.


Slow Food Utah
P.O. Box 581213 UT
Salt Lake City,
UT 84158-1213

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