Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education's
The United States Department of Agriculture is offering grants ranging from $20,000 to $100,000 to help schools create or strengthen farm to school programs. Find more information here. Application materials can be found here.
|The Eos Foundation is offering $12,500 for starting a BIC program in 2016-17. Schools must commit to serving grades pre-K through 12, allow 10 minutes per day for students to eat breakfast, run the program in all classrooms in the district, and strive for 80% participation. School must be at or near 60% free and reduced price meal applicants to apply for the grant. Application found here.|
|Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry Innovation Lab offers grants to support access to federal nutrition programs. Current opportunities include afterschool meals grants (through an “umbrella” model and a “supper in the classroom” model) and grab-and-go breakfast grants. Visit nokidhungry.org/innovation to apply.|
|"Project Produce: Fruit and Veggie Grants for Schools" allows schools to buy a heap of fresh fruits and vegetables ($2,500 worth) that will then be used to conduct a cafeteria learning experience. This could include anything from chefs preparing a meal using the produce, to a farm-to-school event, to a salad bar "Rainbow Day". Applications reviewed on a rolling basis.|
|This grant provides for the installation of salad bars in school cafeterias. Salad bars are one of the best ways to make vegetables appeal to kids because they allow students to customize their meal. The "Let's Move Salad Bars to Schools" Grant is a $2,800 package, give or take, and applications are accepted on a rolling basis.|
|Share Our Strength is offering grants of up to $10,000 for organizations, including public schools, who want to increase access to school breakfast, SFSP, SNAP, WIC, CACFP, and/or afterschool meals. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Learn more here.|
|The Walmart Foundation is offering grants of between $250 and $2,500 for school districts or non-profits willing to undertake any project that makes a positive "impact on the neighborhoods where we live and work." The application deadline is December 31st, 2016. You can find out more here.|
|Pinnacle Food Service is offering grants of up to $1,000 to any school with less than 40% breakfast participation. Funds will be used to start a new program or expand an existing one. Applications accepted on a rolling basis.|
Food Resource and Action Center List of Breakfast Grants
|FRAC's list of grants designed to help schools to expand breakfast programs.|
Share Our Strength List of SFSP Grants
|Whether you are hoping to increase the number of kids you serve at your SFSP program this summer or increase the quality of the experience for those already attending (or both), Share Our Strength has released a list of Summer Meals grant opportunities that can help you out. Get started on finding some grants to apply for here.|
|Specific to Cape Cod. Grants fund schools and nonprofits working in the areas of health, human services, education, and preservation.|
Marketing and Breakfast Promotion grants for schools currently offering universal (free) and alternative breakfast and have average participation between 60%-75%. Goal to increase ADP to 80% or greater. Grant award- $1,000/school.
|Family Engagement grants for schools currently offering universal (free) and alternative breakfast and have participation over 75%. Goal to increase/maintain ADP to 85% or greater. Grant award-$500/school.|