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Grants for Food Pantries

Wed, Apr 5, 2017 @ 14:04 PM / by Michelle Hansen

8508069576_c95a895136_m.jpgOne of the most frequent requests we receive is for food pantry programs and projects. Below are several hand-selected grant opportunities that can assist your food program and make sure every person goes to bed with a full stomach.


Non-profit organizations dedicated to meeting basic needs like helping people find their next meal are eligible to apply. Grants under the hunger heading must support areas such as food banks, food shelves, food programs, and hunger-relief programs. Nutrition education, cooking instruction, and gardening programs are not eligible.


Programs that provide clean water, food, shelter, disaster response, and other essential prerequisites to self-sufficiency are eligible for grant funding from Cisco. Cisco looks for innovative solutions to deliver grantee services more effectively and efficiently. Special consideration is also given to programs hoping to fund design and implementation of web-based tools that increase the availability of, or improve access to, products and services that are necessary for people to survive and thrive. Applicant organizations in the United States must be deemed non-profit by the IRS, and organizations outside the United States must provide information and documents to determine whether the organization is the equivalent of a U.S. public charity. Schools, libraries, museums, and hospitals are not eligible to apply. Applications are accepted year round.

Conagra Brands

Through its community impact grant program, Conagra helps fund programs that improve food access and nutrition education. U.S. non-profit organizations can apply. Eligible projects must have a clear community focus. Preference is given to organizations to high-impact projects and projects that occur in and near communities where Conagra employees live and work.

Barrett Bateman Foundation

The focus of this private foundation is on those that are disadvantaged because of poverty, homelessness, hunger, or other factors. The foundation seeks to serve those who might not otherwise gain the attention and assistance of other charitable organizations. Non-profit organizations in the United States are eligible to apply. All applicants must submit a written application form that is made available on the web site, a recent budget showing their activities, and proof of a 501(C)(3) status. The board of directors meets quarterly and accepts applications throughout the calendar year.

There is an abundance of grants available for food pantries and food banks. These are just a few of the opportunities available. We can help you find more opportunities with a specialized Grant Opportunity Search. Contact to see how we can find the grant you need.

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