Grant Opportunities


Emergency Relief Grants (COVID-19) from No Kid Hungry

No Kid Hungry is offering real time funding and assistance for schools and community organizations that are finding new, innovative ways to make sure kids have access to the meals they need as schools close due to coronavirus. No Kid Hungry is providing emergency grants to support these local efforts like home delivered meals, grab and go meals programs, school and community pantries, backpack programs, and other steps to help reach children and families who lose access to meals. Submit your interest here.

No Kid Hungry North Carolina

No Kid Hungry NC has a new pool of grants over three years, beginning with the 2019-2020 school year, to support innovative Breakfast After the Bell, summer meals, and afterschool meals programs. Funding support comes from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina.

Whole Kids Foundation Grants

Deadlines vary. Apply for grants for school gardens, salad bars, honey bee hives. and for support with scratch cooking. Learn more here.

Gro More Good Grant

Deadline March 31, 2020. Interested in providing more fresh food to your students throughout the school year? Hydroponic gardening allows you to grow and harvest healthy food year-round, inside your classroom. This rapidly growing technology is also a great educational opportunity for students. If you are a school in Louisiana, New York or Washington state, apply by March 31 for the chance to receive two hydroponic growing units for the 2020-2021 school year for your feeding program or food pantry. Learn more at www.GroMoreGood.org.

Team Nutrition Training Grant for School Meal Recipe Development

Deadline April 3, 2020 11:59 PM. A Request for Applications for the Fiscal Year 2020 Team Nutrition Training Grant for School Meal Recipe Development is now available through Grants.gov. FNS expects to award approximately $5.2 million to state agencies (up to $300,000 per state) that administer the National School Lunch Program. The FY 2020 Team Nutrition Training Grant for School Meal Recipe Development will assist states in helping schools offer meals supported by recipes that utilize local agricultural products and reflect local food preparation practices and taste preferences. Using grant funds, state agencies will be able to develop nutritious and tasty recipes that utilize local agricultural products and reflect local food preparation practices and taste preferences. Learn more here.

Cigna Foundation World of Difference Grants in Community Navigation

To encourage Health Equity, Cigna Foundation is currently seeking proposals from non-profit organizations engaged in eliminating Health Disparities and improving Community Health Navigation. These grants support projects that help individuals understand the particular Health Equity challenges affecting them, and assist them in finding services in their communities that address those challenges. Learn more here.

Salad Bars to Schools

Salad Bars to Schools provides funding for salad bars to be installed in K-12 schools across the country. The program was founded by the Chef Ann Foundation, National Fruit and Vegetable Alliance, United Fresh Start Foundation, and Whole Foods Market in support of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! Initiative. Apply now.

The Dairy Alliance Mini-Grants

The Dairy Alliance has grant funding for NC schools for any new program that will increase access to federally-funded meals, including school breakfast and At-Risk Afterschool meals.

Interested nutrition directors should contact Health and Wellness Program Manager Cami Lewis at clewis@thedairyalliance.org or 678-822-2868.

Action for Healthy Kids

Many schools lack the necessary resources to implement health and wellness practices that help students eat better, stay physically active and be better prepared to learn. Action for Healthy Kids has three grant opportunities to help schools reach their wellness goals that are available at different points throughout the year: School Breakfast Grants, Game On Grants, and Parent-Led Grants. Learn more here.