Since 2015, Food Well Alliance has made strategic investments in organizations that are working to unite the local food movement.

From compost entrepreneurs to food justice organizers, our Local Food Grant recipients are a solid representation of what Atlanta's local food movement has to offer.

To date, Food Well Alliance has invested $600,000 in a diverse group of 25 organizations 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.

 
 

Economic Development
Enhance productivity and viability of local farming enterprises

Atlanta Local Food Initiative (2015)
Fostering a robust urban agriculture network and implementing new City of Atlanta urban agriculture ordinance

Carver's Produce (2017)
Food hub and processing facility development for local farmers and food entrepreneurs  in Atlanta’s Historic West End

Covenant House Georgia (2016)
Greenhouse seedling enterprise training and development with homeless and at-risk youth across metro Atlanta

Freewheel Farm (2017)
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

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

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 Where You Are (2015)
Expanding local food production and implementing a community farmers market
at the Good Shepherd Agro-Ecology Center

Grow with the Flow LLC (2016)
Expanding grower infrastructure for converting homeowner front lawn space into market gardens in Tucker

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

Greening Youth Foundation (2015)
Patchwork City Farms
Fresh2Health
Developing collaborative agribusiness program for young adults at the Urban Conservation Training Institute
in West End

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 
 

Health & Nutrition
Increase access to fresh, healthy food produced locally

Clayton County Extension 4-H (2017)
Mobile market, sourced locally from Lovejoy City Garden, serving low-access neighborhoods in Clayton County

Cobb Health Futures Foundation (2017)
Mobile market, sourced locally from Mableton Farmer’s Market and Common Market, serving low-access neighborhoods in Cobb County

Dr. M. H. Mason Elementary (2016)
Aeroponics and aquaponics indoor growing system and eco-STEM lab development in Duluth

Eyedrum (2016)
Rooftop community and artist garden development in South Downtown Atlanta

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

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

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

Historic Westside Gardens ATL, Inc (2017)
Networked backyard gardening with families in Vine City and English Avenue in Southwest Atlanta

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

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

Northwest Youth Power (2017)
After-school programming with local farmers and food system educators at Rolling Bends apartment complex in Northwest Atlanta

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

The Good Samaritan Health Center (2017)
Integrated “food prescription” nutritional program with local produce sourced from on-site farm for patients at health clinic in Northwest Atlanta

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

Wylde Center (2017)
Resident farmer fellowship to increase local food production for nutritional programming with residents at the Decatur Housing Authority

 
 


Environmental Stewardship
Increase food waste recovery and composting that directly supports sustainable farming practices

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

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

Terra Nova Compost (2016)
Community Compost Advocate Training Program— to advance local soil building by training community leaders in the art and science of composting