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Slow Food Micro-Grant

Grants to Utah Individuals, Nonprofits, and Businesses to
Promote Clean, Fair Food, Conviviality, and Cultural Diversity

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Slow Food Utah

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Grants of up to $2,000 to Utah individuals, nonprofit organizations, and locally owned small businesses for food-related projects that promote fair, clean, good food, conviviality, and cultural diversity. Priority will be given for projects that help enhance or increase:
- 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.

The Slow Food Utah micro-grants program was created to fill gaps in traditional funding sources for local food-related projects, especially for small-scale food growers and producers, community innovators, and educators. Slow Food Utah funds initiatives that support Utah's local food system. Some of these items may include farm and garden supplies/tools that increase efficiency and/or sustainable practices, initiatives to support or increase food security and access, professional training registration fees, education materials, and community food event.

In the past, Slow Food Utah has provided funding for school gardens, the building of a goat barn, the purchase of a tractor, seeds and greenhouse supplies, new baby piglets, and much more.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 143560

Estimated Size of Grant:

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

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Individuals, community groups, and locally owned small businesses including educators, farmers, food artisans, community garden leaders, and ranchers may apply.

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 project.

Previous grant recipients may apply again; however due to limited funds, applications from new projects may be given priority.

Slow Food Utah does not fund consultant fees, salaries/labor costs, marketing supplies, personal projects with no demonstrated community benefit, proof of concept or research projects, electronic equipment, travel costs (hotel, airfare, gas, etc.), equipment/materials that do not support agricultural practices.

Pre-Application Information:

You can apply for a micro-grant beginning January 1, and through January 31.

Slow Food Utah will notify applicants within six weeks of the application deadline regarding whether they have received funding.

Contact Information:

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

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If you have any questions or need help, please email

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

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Utah