UNFI seeking Applications for Inspiring Better Food Systems & Nurturing Everyday Health (United States)

UNFI Foundation
Last date: 
Thursday, April 2, 2020
United States

Detailed Description

The UNFI Foundation is seeking applications for inspiring better food systems & nurturing everyday health in the communities.

Focus Areas

  • Increasing the supply of organic food
  • Supporting organic farmers who work hard every day to grow healthier food options. More organic food means healthier soil, cleaner air, and more tasty, nutritious food for families.
  • For example: efforts to increase the number of certified organic farms through cost share, outreach and training.
  • Improving access to fresh, healthy food
  • They see food as medicine. Underserved communities and those facing serious illness or diet-related disease need it most.
  • For example: mobile markets and meal delivery to at-risk community members
  • Providing hunger relief for vulnerable populations
  • Doing part to alleviate hunger in their communities, always through the lens of healthy, nutritious food.
  • For example: farm-to-food bank initiatives and community garden programs.
  • Advancing childhood nutrition education
  • Creating space and opportunity for kids to adopt healthy eating practices when it matters most. Meaningful, hands-on food learning in the classroom, cafeteria and in the garden.
  • For example: school gardens, backpack programs and nutrition education efforts.

What UNFI does not fund:

  • Conferences
  • Direct grants to individuals
  • “Pass-through” organizations
  • International organizations or projects
  • Political campaigns and legislative lobbying efforts
  • Endowments
  • Building or capital campaigns
  • Private foundations
  • Projects that exclusively serve religious purposes
  • Governmental agencies
  • Sponsorships, advertising, or fundraising

Eligibility Criteria

The UNFI Foundation accepts applications from 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations that have a clear and substantive fit with one or more of focus areas.

Source:visit https://www.unfifoundation.org/funding-guidelines-calendar

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