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Grants to Canada Nonprofit Organizations
for Food Waste Reduction Projects

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Walmart Foundation

Deadline Date:

10/19/18 11:59 PM PDT/PST


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Grants to Canada nonprofit organizations for efforts to reduce food waste. Funding is intended for organizations that have proven experience and success in the formulation and implementation of food waste reduction projects. Proposed projects should primarily address prevention, recovery, and recycling.

This funding seeks to support promising programs that have the potential to significantly reduce food waste and loss – with the ultimate goals of preventing loss, maximizing donations of usable food, and minimizing food waste that ends up in landfills.

Applications will be considered in three areas:

1. Prevention: Stopping waste from occurring in the first place
- Advance the adoption of measurement tools and/or develop innovative prevention solutions

2. Recovery: Redistributing food to people
- Test innovative approaches or scale proven models that advance the food recovery and distribution of perishable food

3. Recycling: Repurposing waste as energy, agriculture and other products
- Accelerate innovations and programs that improve organic recycling

Project Eligibility:
- Proposed activities can be completed within one calendar year (award funding is for one year only)
- Project budget may not be solely for administration or management capacity building
- Applicants should demonstrate a proven ability to execute the proposed project via expertise and/or experience
- Selected organizations will be required to enter into a written grant agreement with the Walmart Foundation
- Sustainability of project activities must be outlined in the proposal beyond the life of the funding and/or measurement of impacts must be shown at the end of the grant period

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 183124

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant:

Requests between $300,000 and $1,000,000 (USD) will be considered.

Term of Contract:

Award funding is for one year only. Please plan on a tentative start date for the proposed project in January or February of 2019.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must satisfy the following minimum eligibility requirements to be considered:
- Applicant organization is a tax-exempt public charity or public university under U.S. or Canadian law
- Proposed budgets for award are between $300,000 and $1,000,000 USD
- Grant request does not exceed 50% of the applicant’s total operating budget for the most recent fiscal year
- Overhead costs do not exceed 10% of total budget

Collaborative proposals with two or more eligible organizations will be considered; however, one organization must serve as the grantee applicant. Collaborative proposals should clearly define roles of each organization and any amounts to be transferred by the grantee applicant to the collaborator.

Funding Exclusions
- Advertising, marketing venues, film or video projects
- Athletic sponsorships (teams/events)
- Memberships, including association/chamber memberships
- Capital campaigns and endowments (defined as any plans to raise funds for a significant purchase or expense, such as new construction, major renovations or to help fund normal budgetary items)
- Faith-based organizations when the proposed grant will only benefit the organization or its members
- General operating expenses
- Political causes, candidates, organizations or campaigns
- Programs that directly benefit Walmart, Inc. (e.g., driving customer traffic to stores, purchasing Walmart product or gift cards, supplying candidates for Walmart employment, only addressing issues for Walmart suppliers etc.)
- Projects that send products or people, or provide direct goods or services for relief efforts outside of Canada
- Scholarships (tuition, room and board or any other expense related to college, university, or vocational school attendance)
- Sponsorship of fundraising events (galas, walks, races, tournaments, etc.)

Pre-Application Information:

Deadline: October 19, 2018 by 11:59 PM PDT/PST.

Week of November 12: All applicants notified with decision regarding full proposals. If selected, then proposal will be submitted for legal review and diligence.

If legal approval is received, grant funds will be disbursed once a grant agreement is fully executed. Please plan on a tentative start date for the proposed project in January or February of 2019.

Grantees are encouraged to leverage resources through cash and in-kind cost-sharing contributions.

Contact Information:

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

All submissions will be made using the CyberGrants online system. To begin proposal, visit:
Invitation Code: CFWRFP

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