Since 2015, Food Well Alliance has made strategic investments in organizations that are working collaboratively to increase production and consumption of sustainably-grown, local food. All of our investments and funding priorities have been directly informed by the movement itself, by listening to members of our Collaboration Tables that we convene and facilitate.

Food Well Alliance provides more than just funding; we are building networks of like-minded leaders to learn from one another and amplify our shared impact. We see grant recipients as partners in creating lasting change on how Atlantans eat, share and grow food together, and to that end we are committed to providing flexible and equitable funding, offering opportunities for peer learning among grantee cohorts, and designing capacity-building opportunities that accelerate early-stage businesses and programs in the local food movement.

Through the Local Food Grant alone, Food Well Alliance has invested $3 million in a diverse group of 50 organizations alone that are making systemic impacts in three strategic areas: economic development, health and nutrition, and environmental stewardship.

They are farmers, teachers, entrepreneurs, community builders and experienced nonprofit leaders  - all thinking creatively and seriously about how to strengthen metro Atlanta’s food system while nourishing our communities.

We are proud to be able to work together with the following organizations and welcome them to Food Well Alliance.

2019 Grantee Partners

Atlanta Harvest
Infrastructure for an organic nursery operation at a family farm working to grow their seedling enterprise for local farms and gardens

Levity Farms, LLC
Improved cold storage and post-harvest handling to support this North Fulton farm demonstrating the nourishing, regenerative power of small-scale farming

Martin's Garden
Critical small-scale farming tools to increase efficiency and production on this family farm to maintain its commitment to donating a portion of its harvest to a local food pantry partner

The Center for Children & Young Adults
Building staff capacity at this group home for young adults ages 12-21 to scale community food production at the on-site garden for their culinary program

Working Hands Enterprises, Inc
Building staff capacity to expand a network of home gardens in East Point for community food production, relationships, neighborhood pride, and self-sustainability

Community Movement Builders
Community-driven farmers market working with local farms and connected to a community garden in the Pittsburgh and Mechanicsville neighborhoods of southwest Atlanta

Global Growers Network
Educating and empowering local gardeners in Clarkston while working with apartment complexes to dedicate and expand spaces for growing food in community

Grape Roots Inc
Utilizing a community garden in south Atlanta as the focal point for educating youth and their community on growing food and fostering community health and wellness

International Rescue Committee Atlanta
Providing refugee youth at Clarkston High School with the opportunity to connect with each other, their community, and with agriculture through garden-based curriculum around growing food and nutrition

Merkata LLC DBA Dichos de la Casa
Bridging cultural food knowledge with local food for Latino teens and their mothers in Gwinnett County through participatory education and learning experiences at community gardens and local farmers markets

The Giving Gardens Inc
Donation garden in Mableton expanding its garden infrastructure to teach others about gardening and healthy food preparation

Trellis Horticultural Therapy Alliance
Partnering with a State of Georgia Department of Corrections facility for incarcerated women to increase self-worth and personal wellness through growing and donating food from an onsite garden

2018 Grantee Partners

Clayton County Extension 4-H 
Mobile market, sourced locally from Lovejoy City Garden, serving low-access neighborhoods in Clayton County

Aluma Farm
Compost expansion, fruit tree planting, and community food access along the Westside Beltline Trail

The Come Up Project
Social enterprise that trains recently incarcerated unemployed youth in value-added processing and marketing to sell “Sweet Sol” hot sauce sourced from local farmers in the West End

East Point Farmers Market
Working with the City of East Point to create a permanent location for the expanding market that serves primarily local low-income seniors and families

Ecosystem Farm
Wash station upgrade to expand sustainable local food production for growing CSA in East Atlanta

High Hog Farm
Small, family run sustainable animal and food production farm in Grayson, expanding to first farmers market in Gwinnett County

Hungry Heart Farm
Portable cold storage and compost upgrade for certified organic production farm and direct market CSA expansion in Clayton County

Organix Matters For All
Social enterprise focused on Southwest Atlanta farmer representation and consumer expansion at the West End Farmers Market

Concrete Jungle
Interactive cooking and culinary preparation education of urban-foraged produce donated to local homeless shelters in Fulton County

Grayson High School
Integrated Georgia standardized science elective in greenhouse production and on-site farmers market for Gwinnett CoOp families

Little Ones Learning Center
Pre-K garden-based education, local farm-fresh food preparation and outdoor learning with children and their parents in Clayton County

Miller City Farm
Farm-to-Classroom education program at Renaissance Middle School and on-farm CSA expansion in Fairburn, South Fulton County

Open Hand Atlanta
Farm-to-plate integration into Cooking Matters nutrition education program connecting low-income communities to local farmers and locally-grown food.

The Paideia School
Urban agriculture expansion project with greenhouse classroom curriculum for Pre-K - 12 students to produce more sustainable food for nearby low-income communities.

2017 Grantee Partners

Clayton County Extension 4-H 
Mobile market, sourced locally from Lovejoy City Garden, serving low-access neighborhoods in Clayton County

Cobb Health Futures Foundation 
Mobile market, sourced locally from Mableton Farmer’s Market and Common Market, serving low-access neighborhoods in Cobb County

Carver's Produce 
Food hub and processing facility development for local farmers and food entrepreneurs  in Atlanta’s Historic West End

Freewheel Farm 
Increasing production and fertility on backyard farm sites to provide more local food to residents in South Atlanta

Fresh Harvest, Inc
Refugee-led farm development to source local food for organic produce delivery enterprise in Clarkston

Georgia Organics
Health insurance program to help low-income urban farmers reduce medical costs and in turn, increase their farm’s economic viability in metro Atlanta

Grow with the Flow LLC 
Expanding grower infrastructure for converting homeowner front lawn space into market gardens in Tucker

The Good Samaritan Health Center 
Integrated “food prescription” nutritional program with local produce sourced from on-site farm for patients at health clinic in Northwest Atlanta

Historic Westside Gardens ATL, Inc 
Networked backyard gardening with families in Vine City and English Avenue in Southwest Atlanta

Nexus Foods
Permaculture farm development for on-site apprentice program for new and beginning farmers in Lawrenceville

Northwest Youth Power 
After-school programming with local farmers and food system educators at Rolling Bends apartment complex in Northwest Atlanta

Providence Missionary Baptist Church
Neighborhood revitalization through urban farm expansion in Cascade Heights

Truly Living Well Center for Natural Urban Agriculture
Greenhouse installation for increased local food production and education in Collegetown, Southwest Atlanta

Wylde Center 
Resident farmer fellowship to increase local food production for nutritional programming with residents at the Decatur Housing Authority


2016 Grantee Partners

Compostwheels (2016 & 2017)
Bicycle-based household compost collection from neighborhoods to farms in metro Atlanta

Love is Love Farm at Gaia Gardens (2016 & 2017)
Innovative and efficient aerated compost tea system for increased local food production in East Lake

Terra Nova Compost 
Community Compost Advocate Training Program— to advance local soil building by training community leaders in the art and science of composting

Covenant House Georgia 
Greenhouse seedling enterprise training and development with homeless and at-risk youth across metro Atlanta

Gwinnett Technical College (2016 & 2017)
Whole food systems management training on student production farm in Lawrenceville

Dr. M. H. Mason Elementary 
Aeroponics and aquaponics indoor growing system and eco-STEM lab development in Duluth

Rooftop community and artist garden development in South Downtown Atlanta

FCS Urban Ministries - Carver Neighborhood Market (2016 & 2017)
Locally-sourced prepared foods for Historic South Atlanta neighborhood residents

Gilliam's Community Garden (2016 & 2017)
Local egg production and elementary school egg-incubation curriculum in Oakland City

Project Generation Gap (2016 & 2017)
Pilot program for sustainable and inclusive farmers’ market model in Norcross

Southwest Atlanta Growers Cooperative (2016 & 2017)
Membership cooperative development for socially disadvantaged farmers in Southwest Atlanta

Friendship Center of Atlanta, Inc. (2016 & 2017)
Greenhouse and garden transitional employment program in Ormewood Park for adults living with mental illness

Urban Sprout Farms (2016 & 2017)
Organic farm expanding production and infrastructure in Lakewood Heights

West End Community Urban Garden (2016 & 2017)
Production and value-added processing expansion in West End

Lilburn Farmers Market (2016 & 2017)
Customer incentive programming and market expansion in Lilburn

Open Hand Atlanta, Inc. (2016 & 2017)
Locally-sourced nutritional care program for low-income adults with chronic illness at Grady Clinic and Clayton County

Wholesome Wave Georgia (2016 & 2017)
Healthy food incentive marketing and programming at farmers markets in greater Gwinnett


2015 Grantee Partners

Atlanta Local Food Initiative 
Fostering a robust urban agriculture network and implementing new City of Atlanta urban agriculture ordinance

Grow Where You Are 
Expanding local food production and implementing a community farmers market at the Good Shepherd Agro-Ecology Center

Greening Youth Foundation 
Patchwork City Farms
Developing collaborative agribusiness program for young adults at the Urban Conservation Training Institute in West End

HABESHA (2015, 2016 & 2017)
Supporting “Sustainable Seeds” and “Golden Growers” intergenerational education and nutrition programs for seniors and elementary school students across Metro Atlanta

Metro Atlanta Urban Farm (2015 & 2016)
Expanding infrastructure for the urban agricultural training center in College Park