Foundation / Corporation
United Way of New York City (UWNYC) and Food Bank for New York City
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Grants of up to $25,000 to New York City community-based nonprofit organizations for urban farming activities and other projects that meet the nutrition needs of low-income households. Funding is intended for projects including wellness programs, outreach, nutrition education, benefits access related services, and organizational enhancements.
1. Resource Enhancement and Community Partnerships: Projects that increase or enhance healthy food access and emergency food resources or create a diversified resource base through community partnerships. Examples are projects to develop and/or utilize food growers, food hubs, farmers’ markets, community garden and urban farming programs—including rooftop farms, and indoor/outdoor hydroponic systems—or other community resources. Curriculum development projects, such as Nutrition Education or Program Services i.e. skill building courses; with an emphasis on a ‘train the trainer’ approach will also be considered.
2. Organizational Capacity and Effectiveness: Projects that increase organizational capacity and effectiveness to provide emergency food services and access to healthy foods. Examples are projects that provide resources, technical assistance and/or training to emergency food providers for fundraising, bookkeeping, volunteer services, inventory management or other areas specific to emergency food services.
3. Linkage to Services: Projects that can link emergency food providers and their guests to services that could reduce dependence on emergency food. Examples include projects to expand outreach referral services to connect at risk individuals to medical care and social services and technology to develop training programs for at risk individuals to create linkages and increase skills for future job placement.
Note: Projects that address a persistent need within the emergency food network and can be replicated for broader use are of particular interest. Projects may address multiple categories. Select the one that you feel best describes your project.
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, 2019 through March 31, 2020. 100% of awarded grant funds must be spent by October 31, 2019.
Seed Grants are one-time only grants and non-renewable. Organizations can apply for Seed Grant funding annually if the project description is unique (i.e. different site, different service or target population, or different service plan from a past Seed Grant project).
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
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