Announcing NEW Food Innovation Network

Register for your scholarship to the Food Innovation Network!

Earlier this year, Food Well Alliance released its first grant opportunity for those working to strengthen Atlanta’s local food movement. The response was inspiring. We received over $2 million in requests from entrepreneurs, educators and community organizers - passionate Opportunity Makers - using local food as a transformational tool to build healthier, sustainable communities in Metro Atlanta. 

YOU were one of them.

Though we were unable to fund every project this first round, Food Well Alliance has been working to develop alternative sources of capital to strengthen the capacity of Atlanta’s Opportunity Makers who applied for the 2015 local food grant.

Food Well Alliance is excited to announce that we have partnered with the Center for Civic Innovation to reimagine and re-launch the Food Innovation Network. The Food Innovation Network is a formal network of entrepreneurs, educators, and community organizers dedicated to their work with local food.

What do you get? 

Food Well Alliance will provide 50 scholarships to those who register for the Food Innovation Network. For a limited time, registration is exclusively open to Food Well Alliance local food grant applicants. A Food Innovation Network scholarship will provide:

  • Membership to the Center for Civic Innovation, which allows you to attend the diverse capacity-building classes, workshops, and skill-building trainings they host every month
  • Four quarterly educational events featuring notable speakers who will discuss local food topics that YOU decide are relevant
  • Two panels focused on funding and grants and how you can optimize your application
  • A private online social network for Food Innovation Network members to share resources, ideas & discuss potential collaborations
  • A monthly email to members highlighting news, opinions, and opportunities for funding, networking, and learning

But wait, there's more...
For those of you that need one-on-one support with your project or venture, we will offer up to 10 partner-level memberships, which include personalized advising sessions through the Center for Civic Innovation. In addition to six private advising sessions, this level of membership includes, two conference room rentals, two CCI memberships, and they will also list your venture's name on their website.

Whether you are a social entrepreneur, an established non-profit organization, or even a government agency, the Food Innovation Network is for anyone who is pursuing the role of local food in their projects and efforts to build healthier communities in Atlanta.