Since 2015, with the generous support of the James M. Cox Foundation, Food Well Alliance regranted nearly $3 million dollars directly into urban farmers, local food enterprises, nonprofit organizations, and public institutions that are using locally-grown food to build healthier communities in metro Atlanta.
This funding is critical because local growers receive little financial support to produce vegetables that can prevent healthcare problems and build community in an environmentally friendly manner.
Just like parks, community food-producing spaces are key to Atlanta's resilience. Food-producing spaces 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.
Food Well Alliance is proud to fill this void, and we’re excited to announce our 2019 grant opportunities. This year, we’re investing $200,000 in three ways:
- Local Food Grant - A direct investment in farmers and their community farms by supporting items like farm infrastructure, supplies, materials, labor, and professional services to scale the viability of their enterprise.
- Community Food Grant - 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.
- Food Innovation Fellowship - The goal of this program is to find ideas that can reduce inequality around food access and to scale community-driven solutions that work. Fellows receive training, mentoring, and seed capital to measure and test the effectiveness of their ideas.
As a grant maker, Food Well Alliance mobilizes capital in ways that are equitable and accessible. We look forward to receiving your applications, which are due by Sept. 16, 2018. Please visit our 2019 Grant Opportunities landing page to learn more about these grants.