Our 2019 Grant Opportunities Are Now Closed.

Metro Atlanta is one of the fastest growing cities in the country. As our city transforms, it is critical that urban farms and gardens are integrated into this new development. Just like parks, community food-producing spaces are key to Atlanta's resilience. They connect city dwellers to where their food comes from, activate consciousness around food choices and improve the ecological, economic, social, and nutritional health of communities.

As a grant maker, Food Well Alliance mobilizes capital in ways that are equitable and accessible. Since 2015, with the generous support of the James M. Cox Foundation, Food Well Alliance has regranted nearly $3 million dollars directly into urban farmers, local food enterprises, nonprofit organizations, and public institutions that are all using locally-grown food to build healthier communities in Atlanta. This year, we launched three grant opportunities that seek to build the capacity of 1. urban farmers, 2. organizations that educate about the benefits of local food, and 3. entrepreneurs developing models to improve local food access in the neighborhoods that need it most.

In 2019, Food Well Alliance will invest a total of up to $200,000 in the following three ways:

Local Food

Are you a community farm in metro Atlanta? Learn more about this $25,000 grant opportunity here.

Community Food Grant

Do you work with urban farms and gardens to educate communities about healthy, local food? Learn more about this $10,000 grant opportunity here.

Food Innovation


Are you a social entrepreneur developing a product or service to improve local food access? Learn more about our scholarship at CCI.

Did you miss our informational webinar on August 9th? Don't worry, you can find a full recap here: 2019 Grant Opportunities Webinar.

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

Webinar attendees can also learned 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.