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Grants to New Jersey Nonprofits in Eligible Regions to Increase Access to Healthy and Nutritional Food

Newark Fresh, Healthy Food Access Grant


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Funding Source
Whole Cities Foundation
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Geographic Focus
USA: New Jersey: Newark

Important Dates
Deadline: 02/19/24 11pm EST Save

Grant Description
Grants of up to $20,000 to New Jersey nonprofit organizations for programs that promote healthy food options in eligible locations. Funding is intended to assist community-based organizations in enhancing neighborhood health through collaborations, nutrition education, and broader access to fresh, healthy food. Eligible organizations are helping to strengthen the local food system in Newark.

This annual, community-determined grant program has partnered with organizations across Newark that are growing the local food system and increasing access to fresh, healthy food. Whole Cities Foundation will offer grant funding to each selected organization, and there is no restriction on the amount of grant funds that can be used for overhead, ongoing expenses, or infrastructure such as purchasing land, salaries, and stipends. Whole Cities hopes to support projects in all five wards.

Definition of Food Access:

  • Fruits and vegetables are affordable, high quality, familiar, and close by.
  • Community members have a safe, accessible way to reach them.
  • Access is for the long-term (ex., a garden that produces for years, not a one-time meal).
  • Community members have a say in the sources of these fruits and vegetables. 
Project categories include:
  • Community Garden
  • Urban Farm
  • Agricultural Skills Development
  • Farmers Market or Co-op
  • Pop Up Market or CSA
  • SNAP Incentive Program
  • Mobile Market
  • Nutrition Education and Healthy Cooking Class


Additional Eligibility Criteria
- Projects that will broaden long-term access to fresh, healthy food and/or nutrition education
- U.S.: 501(c)3 nonprofits and organizations partnered with a 501(c)3 nonprofit
- CA: Canadian registered charity or partnered with a Canadian registered charity
- Locally led organizations (Not all Team Members, board members, and volunteers must be residents of the community served, but robust community representation is important.)
- Organizations with strong community engagement that request and use feedback from their community
- Programs focused on serving adults and/or older youth (ages 16-22)

The Foundation does not fund:
- Food Donation or Food Redistribution Programs (ex: food banks or food pantries). If you are requesting funding or donations related to hunger relief, like supporting food redistribution efforts, Whole Cities does not handle such requests. You can make a request directly to Whole Foods Market through its online portal.
- Individuals
- Fitness or Arts Programs
- Programs primarily focused on children or based in schools.

Pre-Application Information
- Jan. 22 – Application Opens
- Feb. 19 – Application Closes, 11:00 PM EST
- March – Newark Community Advisory Council Reviews Applications
- Mid-April – 2024 Grant Partners Announced

About Grants:

Estimated Size of Grant
$5,000 to $20,000

Contact Information
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Please reach out to if you have questions about the grant program or eligibility requirements.

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Whole Cities Foundation
550 Bowie Street
Austin, Texas 78703

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