Regional Food Systems Grant Program
The John Merck FundSuggest an update
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 Show all
Location of residency: United StatesView website Save
About this funder:
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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