Grant Opportunities

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.

Stay tuned for information on the second rounds of school breakfast, At-Risk Afterschool Meals, and summer meals grant opportunities. Contact with any questions.

Action for Healthy Kids: Emergency Meal Distribution Grants for NC

Who? Districts currently feeding students at school or other sites.

What? Receive a $1000-$2,000 credit per site in your district to purchase equipment through Hubert.

Equipment could include coolers, insulated bags, carts, packaging and even personal protection equipment to be used now and into the fall.

When? ASAP! Grant applications are currently live and will be awarded weekly until all funds are awarded. No need to wait for a check; within a week of application, you'll receive award notification and be able to place your order.

Priority: ALL NC districts serving emergency meals are eligible for grants. Priority for districts with ALDI stores located within or nearby.

Questions? Connect with Ellen Dillon (, AFHK Senior Field Manager.

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.

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 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.