UNFI Foundation Grant

UNFI Foundation

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Next anticipated deadline: Apr 2, 2021

Later anticipated deadlines: Jun 5, 2021

Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Fields of work: Nutrition & Healthy Eating Horticulture & Gardening Food Access & Hunger Sustainable Agriculture & Agroecology

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Project / Program, Education / Outreach

Location of project: Calhoun County, Alabama, Counties in California: Los Angeles County, Placer County, Riverside County, Sacramento County Show all

Location of residency: United States

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About this funder:



Our mission

Inspiring better food systems & nurturing everyday health in our communities

Focus Areas

We support non-profits in our communities whose main mission or innovative programs focus on:

Increasing the supply of organic food

Supporting organic farmers who work hard every day to grow healthier food options. More organic food means healthier soil, cleaner air, and more tasty, nutritious food for families.

For example: efforts to increase the number of certified organic farms through cost share, outreach and training

Improving access to fresh, healthy food

We see food as medicine. Underserved communities and those facing serious illness or diet-related disease need it most.

For example: mobile markets and meal delivery to at-risk community members

Providing hunger relief for vulnerable populations

Doing our part to alleviate hunger in our communities, always through the lens of healthy, nutritious food.

For example: farm-to-food bank initiatives and community garden programs

Advancing childhood nutrition education

Creating space and opportunity for kids to adopt healthy eating practices when it matters most. Meaningful, hands-on food learning in the classroom, cafeteria and in the garden.

For example: school gardens, backpack programs and nutrition education efforts

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


  • The UNFI Foundation accepts applications from 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations in our communities that have a clear and substantive fit with one or more of our focus areas.


  • Projects that have an impact in one of the communities where UNFI operates are given priority.


  • We do not fund:
    • Conferences
    • Direct grants to individuals
    • “Pass-through” organizations
    • International organizations or projects
    • Political campaigns and legislative lobbying efforts
    • Endowments
    • Building or capital campaigns
    • Private foundations
    • Projects that exclusively serve religious purposes
    • Governmental agencies
    • Sponsorships, advertising, or fundraising