Friday, March 3, 2017

United Fresh Start Foundation accepting applications for new Community Grants Program

The United Fresh Start Foundation is accepting applications for its new Community Grants Program established to advance the organization’s mission to increase children’s access to fresh fruit and vegetables. The Community Grants Program extends the foundation’s work beyond the school day, with the goal to provide children in communities across the country with access to fresh fruit and vegetables after school and on weekends.

Local community organizations and groups that share the United Fresh Start Foundation’s mission are encouraged to apply. Nonprofit organizations focused on child nutrition, food access and creating healthy communities through increased access to fresh produce can download the grant application here. Applications are due April 20.

The Community Grants Program will provide $25,000 in grants in 2017, with a maximum grant of $2,500. The foundation’s goal is to support as many community programs as possible, so grants may be awarded in smaller amounts. Grant recipients will be notified by June 15, 2017 if they have been selected. Recipients must complete their work within one year of receiving grant funds, and will be required to submit post-grant feedback and evaluation.

For questions about the Community Grants Program, contact Andrew Marshall, Director of Foundation Programs & Partnerships at amarshall@unitedfresh.org or (202) 303-3407.

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