Foundation / Corporation
Food Bank for New York City and United Way of New York City (UWNYC)
Grants of up to $25,000 to New York City nonprofit organizations for activities that address the nutrition and emergency food needs of low-income residents, including those arising from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. Funding is intended to support programs and projects that include organizational improvements, outreach, wellness, and nutrition education.
For the 2021 Seed Grant program year, non-profit organizations are invited to submit projects that provide organizations with the ability to develop or improve upon innovative ways of confronting emergency food and/or nutrition needs of low-income individuals.
Seed grant projects that focus on community healthy food access challenges exacerbated during the Covid-19 coronavirus public health and financial crisis and/or address existing persistent need(s) within the emergency food network will be prioritized. Projects contributing to increased capacity for emergency food programs (EFPs) to respond to increased service levels and demonstrate ability to be replicable, sustainable, and relevant beyond the current crisis are preferred.
These projects may include outreach and benefits access related services wellness programs, organizational enhancements, as well as nutrition education, but do not include establishing new pantries and soup kitchens or purchasing food for existing providers. Projects should meet one or more of the following criteria:
Examples of eligible projects include, but are not limited to:
GrantWatch ID#: 164377
Selected projects may receive up to $25,000.
- Project implementation timeline can be determined by applicant and can extend through a total of one year from April 1, 2021 through March 31, 2022.
- Project Deliverables may be met through March 31, 2022 or as approved by funder.
- 50 % of awarded grant funds must be spent by June 30, 2021.
- 100% of awarded grant funds must be spent by December 31, 2021.
Seed Grants are one-time, non-renewable awards.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
For more information, and to apply online: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MNM7RSL
Food Bank For New York City
United Way of New York City
USA: New York City; New York
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