Summer Meals Grants
This grant program has a focus on ensuring families and individuals across Massachusetts have access to food with an emphasis on equitable access to food that is produced locally. National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option (SSO) sponsors and Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) sponsors, including both school districts and community organizations, are eligible to apply for this grant.
- Funding is available for a range of sized projects, from very small to as much as $500,000.
- Applicants may submit up to three proposals.
- Evaluation criteria include demonstrated evidence of impact and need, a commitment to equity, sustainability and scalability of the project, and other factors.
- Funding is on a reimbursement basis, so funds will be distributed only after costs have been incurred and receipts submitted.
- Funding is for capital infrastructure and equipment purchased must be new.
- Funding may not be spent on food.
- There is no match requirement.
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 is specifically aimed at increasing participation in, and access to, the Summer Meals Programs this summer. Intermediary organizations, sponsors, and schools can apply for funding. Applications are due by June 22nd by 11:59 Pacific Time. Applications will only be considered for organizations working in counties with Albertsons Companies stores.
Programs eligible for funding can include (but are not limited to):
- Food purchasing
- Temporary Hires to make up for lack of volunteers
- Technical Assistance
- Equipment, PPE, and packaging
Funding Needs Related to COVID-19 Crisis
The Grassroots Fund is making their rapid response Seed grant program available to grassroots groups responding to local needs and building resilience in their community in response to the COVID19 pandemic and associated events. Our Seed grant program has a brief online application and requests can be up to $1,000.
New England Dairy Grants
New England Dairy would like to support the amazing efforts of school district that are serving meals while schools are closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. If you have equipment challenges related to serving meals and milk during this time please reach out to Erin Wholey at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your challenges and how New England Dairy might be able to help.
Eos Foundation Grants
The Eos Foundation is making emergency grants of up to $10,000 per district. Monies may be used for non-food costs, primarily equipment, so that districts can increase the number of meals produced and distributed. In addition, Eos is also encouraging districts to provide mobile meals. If interested, please email email@example.com or call with questions at 508-221-8130.
GENYOUth is providing grants of up to $3,000 per school to supply much-needed resources for meal distribution and delivery efforts to get food to students during COVID-19. From soft-sided coolers, bags and containers for individual servings, to protective gear for food service sanitation and safety, this equipment will help ensure our children continue to receive the nutritious meals they need. Each application is for a single school to apply. If multiple schools from a school district would like to apply, a separate application is required for each school. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The applicant, principal and school nutrition manager will be notified of the decision on your application within 2 weeks of receiving your application
School Meals Grants
Eos provides one-time grant awards up to $10,000 to eligible Massachusetts schools/districts and charter public schools eager to make breakfast part of their school day by launching or expanding ATB BIC programming. Grants are accepted on a rolling basis.
General School Grants
Action For Healthy Kids is offering a number of grants for schools, including Parents for Healthy Kids grants, Game On grants, and Game On: Social Emotional Health grants. Please note: Certain grants are limited to specific states. Grants for $1,000-$5,000 are available. All grant deadlines have been extended to May 1, 2020.