Regional Food Systems Grant Program
The John Merck Fund
Grant amount: US $1,500 - US $200,000
Applicant type: Nonprofit
Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Research, General Operating Expense
Location of project: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont Expand all
Location of residency: United StatesView website Save Need help writing this grant?
Our food systems reflect some of the 21st century’s most pressing challenges, but also offer significant opportunities to address them.
America’s industrialized and massive-scale agricultural system contributes to climate change, water scarcity and pollution, food-borne illness, antibiotic resistance, loss of wildlife and habitat, obesity and other disease and food insecurity.
Creating new, regional and sustainable food systems can help address many of these cross-cutting concerns while ensuring the most vulnerable among us – children, the poor and people in hospitals – are getting the healthy food they need to thrive. We’re supporting such a regional food system in New England by:
- Channeling demand from our region’s largest food purchasers such as schools, colleges and universities, and hospitals to increase the economic success of sustainable agriculture;
- Focusing on supply chains to expand and streamline the supply and demand of regionally and sustainably produced food; and
- Strengthening food production and distribution systems so they can meet the growing demand.
You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.
- To be eligible, organizations must have a 501(c)(3) tax exempt status, and tax classification under Section 509(a), confirming that the organization is publicly supported.
- General support grants are only for very small organizations.
- The Fund does not provide grants for:
- Endowment or capital-fund projects;
- Large organizations with well-established funding sources, unless they are launching new initiatives with limited funding opportunities;
- General support, except for very small organizations;
- Individuals, unless their work is supported by a scientific, educational or charitable organization; and
- Artistic projects.
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