It’s a hard reality that in one of the wealthiest countries in the world, the United States has families fighting every day to have enough to eat. If your organization is in the fight against hunger, you are not alone. Here are just a few of the charitable foundations who want to help you make a difference by providing grant funding:
ConAgra has been helping fight hunger since 1993. In that time this foundation has awarded more than $63 million in donations to non-profits. If your organization is seeking to help hungry children and families through nutrition education, or is creating sustainable solutions to increase food security, then this is worth considering. Grants range from $10,000 to $75,000, and 10-15 grants are funded each year. The foundation is looking for programs that can provide specific information about how many people will be served. ConAgra posts specific dates for letters of interest and applications, so watch their website.
The Walmart Foundation has determined four areas of interest when it comes to grant giving. One of these areas is “hunger relief and healthy eating.” In 2010 Walmart announced its commitment of $2 billion to help fight hunger through its “Fighting Hunger Together” initiative. This program was set to go through 2015 and has already surpassed this goal; they are proud to show how much they are giving beyond the $2 billion in grants to alleviate hunger. The Walmart Foundation provides grants at the local, state, and national level.
If you are within a 25-mile radius of a Food Lion store, you may want to look into the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation. This foundation’s goal is to eliminate hunger and food insecurity in the communities where its stores are located. Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation is currently taking grant applications online. A letter from your local United Way or Feeding American food bank confirming your organization’s good standing is required with any application. Grants are given for $2,500 or more.
This privately funded foundation looks to support organizations that are often overlooked by others. Written applications and budget sheets are being accepted. Although this is a Catholic origination, it accepts all applications. For a downloadable application, visit the website.
These are just a few of the opportunities available. We can help you find more opportunities with our search experience and subscriptions to many grant database services. Contact TheGrantHelpers.com to see how we can find the grant you need and work with you to create an application that attracts those funds.