Applications for our 2019 Community Food Grant closed on September 16, 2018.

In metro Atlanta, we must work hard to ensure healthy, local food is accessible to communities who need it most. As our city transforms, we have the opportunity to collaborate across race, gender, culture, religion, and socioeconomic status to increase our collective knowledge of our food system by engaging Atlanta's community food-producing spaces. Proximity to healthy, local food is not enough.  

The organizations rooted in and guided by community are best positioned to do this work. The leaders of these projects think creatively to increase knowledge of the benefits of local food by connecting people to Atlanta's community farms and gardens through educational classes, workshops, dinners, and events.

The 2019 Community Food Grant is specifically for non-profit organizations, public institutions, and social enterprises from our five county region working to increase knowledge and use of locally grown food for low-access communities of metro Atlanta.  These organizations are eligible to apply for up to $10,000 each and must incorporate a local urban farm, community garden, and/or local farmers market into their project proposals.

A total of $50,000 will be awarded to the 2019 Community Food Grant recipients.
Community Food Grant awards will be announced on December 17, 2018.

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  • The Community Food Grant offers project support to nonprofit organizations, public institutions, and social enterprises that are working to improve community health by connecting them to locally-grown food in Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton, and Gwinnett counties.

  • Food Well Alliance will make one-year grants for up to $10,000 to those who propose a compelling and detailed project that aims to measurably increase knowledge of the benefits of locally-grown food.

  • Only organizations with 501(c)3 status or a registered business in the state of Georgia are eligible to apply.

  • Applicants who demonstrate strong project management skills, incorporate best practices and thoughtful collaboration with placed-based partners will be given priority.

Areas NOT Funded:

  • Projects outside Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton and Gwinnett counties

  • Projects that do NOT incorporate a garden or farm in Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton, and Gwinnett counties

  • Research, litigation or legal expenses

  • Projects in which the primary activity is the production of a film, video, or publication (although these can be part of a project or program)

  • Projects in which the primary activity is a conference, workshop, or seminar

  • Partisan political activities

  • Religious organizations for general operating support, sanctuary construction/renovation or mission-focused work. However, we do consider requests from religious organizations with 501(c)3 status to provide project-specific programs related to local food or local farming, and are not limited to a specific religious affiliation

Click here to review our Frequently Asked Questions before submitting your application. Please also review our list of current grant recipients to learn more about the types of organizations Food Well Alliance supports.

Don't miss our informational webinar on August 9th! You can register for access: Informational Webinar.

The webinar offers helpful tips for completing the Local Food Grant application and also helps applicants think through how their current work around local food or future local food projects align with this funding opportunity.

Webinar attendees can also learn more about using the online grant system to complete and submit their application and hear about the Food Well Alliance funding priorities for this opportunity.

Applications are to be submitted through our on-line grant management system. To learn more about our online system, please click here for a tutorial.