CSF: COVID-19 Community Recovery Grants (CRG) Program

Campbell Soup Foundation

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Next deadline: Oct 8, 2020

Later deadlines: Jan 15, 2021, Apr 16, 2021

Grant amount: Up to US $25,000

Fields of work: Community Development & Revitalization Food Access & Hunger Wellness & Healthy Living Disaster Relief / Humanitarian Aid

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: General Operating Expense, Project / Program

Location of project: Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Maricopa County, Arizona, Benton County, Arkansas Show all

Location of residency: Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Maricopa County, Arizona, Benton County, Arkansas Show all

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NOTE: The COVID-19 Community Recovery Grants (CRG) Program is open as of Monday, September 14, 2020 and will remain open through the spring, with applications reviewed in two or three rounds:

  • To be reviewed in the first round, grant applications must be received by: October 8, 2020
  • To be reviewed in the second round, grant applications must be received by: January 15, 2021
  • We expect the majority of grants to be dispersed in the first two rounds, but, pending available funds, we will hold a third round, with grant applications due by: April 16, 2021

COVID-19 Community Recovery Grants (CRG) Program

As of March 2020, our Foundation shifted its focus to COVID-19 relief and recovery, and beginning September 2020, we are running a grant program to provide relief and recovery grants to nonprofits that align with our Foundation mission and focus areas across 33 Campbell communities in North America. Any eligible nonprofit can apply for support through this program, entitled the COVID-19 Community Recovery Grants (CRG) program.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • To be eligible for the COVID-19 Community Recovery Grants program, an organization must:
    • Align with one or more of the focus areas of the Campbell Soup Foundation
      • Increasing healthy food access: This includes work like food distribution programs, food rescue, food incentives, new and improved food access points, school feeding programs, and local agriculture.
      • Encouraging healthy living: Our focus in this area is on nutrition education and physical activity programs that help people live healthy lifestyles.
      • Nurturing Campbell neighborhoods: We do this by transforming and creating public spaces in our communities to make them conducive to health. This includes work like creating parks, trails and green spaces, bike lanes, and complete streets.
    • Operate in one of our 33 Campbell communities in North America
      • Arizona: Goodyear
      • Arkansas: Bentonville
      • California: Stockton/Dixon
      • Connecticut: Bloomfield, Norwalk
      • Florida: Lakeland, Miami
      • Georgia: Columbus
      • Illinois: Downers Grove
      • Indiana: Jeffersonville
      • Massachusetts: Hyannis
      • Minnesota: Minneapolis
      • New Jersey: Camden, East Brunswick
      • North Carolina: Charlotte, Maxton
      • Ohio: Ashland, Cincinnati, Napoleon, Willard
      • Oregon: Salem, Tualatin
      • Pennsylvania: Denver, Downingtown, Hanover
      • Texas: Paris
      • Utah: Richmond
      • Wisconsin: Beloit, Franklin, Milwaukee
      • Canada: Mississauga
      • Mexico: Mexico City
      • Puerto Rico
    • Be a nonprofit organization which is tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
  • Grants are for COVID-19 relief and recovery support, including but not limited to:
    • Food and other critical supplies.
    • Essential infrastructure needed to continue your work, including PPE, physical space alterations, cleaning supplies, transportation costs, and COVID-19 tests.
    • Support for new delivery models and staffing needs as a result of the pandemic.
    • Other innovations to adapt and continue the organization’s work in light of COVID-19.


  • In our grant programs, direct grants are not made to / given for the following:
    • Individuals, including scholarships, loans and sponsorships.
    • Organizations that discriminate against any person or group on the basis of race, color, ancestry, sex, gender, religion, national origin, age, actual or perceived physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, military or veteran status, marital status, status as a victim of domestic violence, or any other classification protected by law.
    • Religious organizations whose principal purpose is propagating a particular religious faith, creed, or doctrine including missions, religious orders, or church building programs.
      • Our Foundation will consider a donation to independently run, non-sectarian, and interdenominational programs that are affiliated with religious organizations, so long as they are open to the general public and provide social services to the community-at-large on a non-discriminatory basis. This may include programs such as a soup kitchen or a homeless shelter that happens to be operated by a church or other religious organization.
    • Political organizations and those having the primary purpose of influencing legislation of/or promoting a particular ideological point of view.
    • Events and sponsorships, including sports-related events.
    • The Campbell Soup Foundation does not provide product donations. The Campbell Soup Company directs its product donations to Feeding America, our nation’s largest food bank network and its more than 200 member food banks. Organizations seeking product donations should reach out to their local Feeding America food bank. For a list of member food banks, see Feeding America’s site here.

This page was last reviewed September 15, 2020 and last updated September 15, 2020