Thursday, September 17, 2020

Grant Opportunity from Albertsons Companies Foundation Nourishing Neighbors Program

Nourishing Neighbors (formerly known as Hunger Is), an initiative of the Albertsons Companies Foundation, has established a fund to help local families impacted by the current crisis. This new opportunity includes two priority areas. For both opportunities, intermediary organizations, sponsors, and schools can apply for funding.

  • Innovation Fund: Are you planning to get started with a new project focusing on hunger relief that will help positively impact your community? If yes, then you are highly encouraged to apply for this grant.
  • Addressing food insecurity amongst marginalized communities (Black, Indigenous and People of Color): Nourishing Neighbors fund will prioritize organizations that are serving the most vulnerable and marginalized communities.

Programs eligible for funding can include (but are not limited to):

  • Connecting people to federal programs
  • Backpack programs and alternatives to school meals
  • Transportation
  • Food purchasing
  • Capacity
    • Technical Assistance
    • Equipment, PPE, and packaging

Nourishing Neighbors Grant Information

Application Due Date

September 30th by 11:59 Pacific Time

Time Terms

The grant period is one year from the award date.

Geographic Restrictions

Applications will only be considered for organizations working in areas with Albertsons Companies stores. Please find a list of eligible areas here.

Maximum Grant Amount

Innovation Grants: Up to $500,000; Addressing Food Insecurity in Marginalized Communities: Up to $100,000

Other Eligibility

Organizations must be a 501c3 designated charitable organization or a K-12 school


Application Process

The grant application invitation can be found here. Once you are logged in, select FRAC from the drop-down available in this section: “Please provide the name of the organization that nominated you for funding.” If you are applying for a grant to address food insecurity in marginalized communities, you will be asked to provide the following code: HOLDY2020. If you are applying for an Innovation Grant, please select “yes” to the question: “Are you applying for an innovation grant”.

The states with stores include: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wyoming. See a full list of eligible counties in these states here.

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