Grant Opportunities

Funding Opportunities

The below opportunities include funding available outside of SNAP-Ed funding.  The funding opportunities are listed under categories that align with our Initiatives, as well as a section of "Community Health" grants that do not naturally fall under one of these initiatives in particular.

Each category is split into "Opportunities with deadlines," and "Opportunities without deadlines."  If you know of additional funding opportunities not listed on this page, please email _____ with the name and link so that it can be added as appropriate.

These opportunities could supplement and complement your SNAP-Ed funding, allowing you to expand the reach of your work.  If you decide to apply for any of these opportunities, be sure to read and follow the guidelines set forth by the funding organization. (disclaimer information?)

 

Garden Implementation

Opportunities with Deadlines

>Funding Organization: Evergreen Packaging and Kids Gardening

Funding: Carton 2 Garden Contest

Description: Open nationwide to public and private schools, grades Pre K-12, contest winners will be selected based on their implementation for an innovative garden creation featuring creative and sustainable uses for repurposed milk and juice cartons.  Start your school year by collecting at least 100 empty cartons from your home, community, or cafeteria.  Then encourage your students to get creative!  We can't wait to see your project.  To help you get ready to submit your entry, Entry Form Checklists lets you know what questions you should be prepared to answer on the entry form.  you can submit up to 10 photos of your creation.  To be eligible for the grand prize or a specialty prize, in addition to the entry form and photographs, submissions must also include a video link to represent their project.  Video should be under 5 minutes.

Application Link: https://kidsgardeninggrants.limequery.org/241225?lang=en

Amount:  awarding fifteen prizes, including a $5,000 grand prize!  Fifteen (15) schools with the most unique carton creations will be selected on Monday, April 22, 2019 to win award packages.  One school will win the grand prize, valued at $5,000.  Four (4) schools will win Specialty prizes (Carton Art in the Garden, Environmental Stewardship, Health & Nutrition, and STEM), VALUED AT $2000.  Ten (10) schools – five (5) elementary and five (5) middle/high – will win prizes valued at $1,000.

Deadline: Entries are due by Monday, March 25, 2019 but are accepted on a rolling basis.

Notes: Register your interest to participate and receive access to an exclusive collection of online lesson plans inspired by past winners. Designed to integrate your Carton 2 Garden project into your classroom, these lessons explore STEM, health and nutrition, art, and environmental stewardship.

  • Click HERE to read Frequently Asked Questions
  • Read the official Contest Rules HERE
  • Find classroom activities to complement your project HERE
  • Get inspiration from past winners HERE

Opportunities withOUT Deadlines

>Funding Organization:  The Home Depot Foundation

Funding: Community Impact Grants

Description: The Home Depot Foundation provides funding for nonprofit organizations and public agencies in the United States that are using the power of volunteers to improve communities through its Community Impact Grants program. Priority is given to projects that benefit veterans and/or diverse and under-served communities. Projects should be volunteer-friendly, engage people at all skill levels, and be expected to have a strong and lasting impact.

Application Link: https://corporate.homedepot.com/grants/community-impact-grants

Amount: Awards of up to $5,000 will be given in the form of The Home Depot gift cards for the purchase of tools, materials, or services. 


Physical Activity

Opportunities with Deadlines

No opportunities at this time. If you are aware of funding opportunities, please email (is there a general UC CalFresh email we can use so more than one person can be updating this page, if needed?) with the name and link so that it can be added as appropriate.

Opportunities withOUT Deadlines

>Funding Organization: KaBOOM!

Funding: KaBOOM! Community Playground Grants

Description: Opportunities ranging from building a new playground in the community, to providing creative play areas, to transforming sidewalks and vacant lots.

Application Link: https://kaboom.org/grants

Amount: Varies based on type of project

>Funding Organization: Good Sports

Funding: Good Sports Grant

Description: Schools & community organizations can apply for sports equipment, apparel, & footwear for economically disadvantaged children.

Application Link: https://www.goodsports.org/apply/

Amount: Varies, a 10% match is required


School Wellness Policy

Opportunities with deadlines

No opportunities at this time. If you are aware of funding opportunities, please email (is there a general UC CalFresh email we can use so more than one person can be updating this page, if needed?) with the name and link so that it can be added as appropriate

Opportunities withOUt deadlines

No opportunities at this time. If you are aware of funding opportunities, please email (is there a general UC CalFresh email we can use so more than one person can be updating this page, if needed?) with the name and link so that it can be added as appropriate


School Food: Smarter Lunchrooms Movement/Farm to School

Opportunities with deadlines

Funding organization: United States Department of Agriculture Farm to School Program (link to site, if applicable)

Name of grant/opportunity: Farm to School Grant

Description: The USDA’s Farm to School Grant supports the implementation of Farm to School programs that increase access to local food in eligible schools, providing students with quality meals at a reasonable cost while also supporting local producers.

 The FY 2019 Request for Applications (RFA) includes three tracks—Implementation, Planning, and Training. State and local agencies, Indian tribal organizations, small- and medium-sized agricultural producers or groups of small- to medium-sized agricultural producers, and non-profit organizations are eligible to apply for planning, implementation, and training grants. Schools and school districts may apply for either an implementation grant or a planning grant. 

Application link: grants.gov

Amount: Depends on track:

  • Implementation grants - Implementation awards range from $50,000 - $100,000.

  • Planning grants - Planning awards range from $20,000 - $50,000.

  • Training grants - Training awards range from $20,000 - $50,000.

Deadline: 11:59pm ET on December 4, 2018

Notes: Check out the OCFS resources for grant applicants and see a list of prior grantees’ project descriptions for proposal inspiration!

Opportunities withOUT deadlines

No opportunities at this time. If you are aware of funding opportunities, please email (is there a general UC CalFresh email we can use so more than one person can be updating this page, if needed?) with the name and link so that it can be added as appropriate.


Youth Engagement

Opportunities with deadlines

No opportunities at this time. If you are aware of funding opportunities, please email (is there a general UC CalFresh email we can use so more than one person can be updating this page, if needed?) with the name and link so that it can be added as appropriate.

Opportunities withOUT deadlines

No opportunities at this time. If you are aware of funding opportunities, please email (is there a general UC CalFresh email we can use so more than one person can be updating this page, if needed?) with the name and link so that it can be added as appropriate.


Community Health

Opportunities with deadlines

No opportunities at this time. If you are aware of funding opportunities, please email (is there a general UC CalFresh email we can use so more than one person can be updating this page, if needed?) with the name and link so that it can be added as appropriate.

Opportunities withOUT deadlines

Funding organization: Walmart Community Foundation

Funding: Community Grant Program

Description: The Walmart Community Foundation’s Community Grant Program is offering grants to nonprofit organizations and agencies that work in one of the following areas: hunger relief and healthy eating, health and human service, quality of life, education, community and economic development, diversity and inclusion, public safety, or environmental sustainability.

Application link: http://giving.walmart.com/apply-for-grants/local-giving

Amount: Awards range from $250 to $5,000