Grants

Find Grants Available For You!

Not all Grants are available year round! The following are links to Grants that may be available for School Nutrition Programs!

Got Breakfast? The Silent Hero Grant Program will award up to $100,000 in grants. Public schools, non-profit private schools or 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations participating in the National School Breakfast Program are eligible to apply.

Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Program offers funding for specific schools to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables.

General Grant Resources

Getting Funded: Writing a Successful Qualitative Small-Project Proposal [PDF] – Janice Penrod, Pennsylvania State University, University Park

Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service – Community Food Projects Grants Funding Opportunities

USDA Economic Research Service – Food and Nutrition Assistance Programs Grant Information Impact of Food Assistance on Nutrition 2005-2006 U.S Department of Health and Human Services

Fuel Up to Play 60

Funding opportunities are available to any qualified K‐12 school enrolled in Fuel Up to Play 60. Sponsored by the National Dairy Council, state and regional Dairy Councils and other supporting organizations, the competitive, nationwide funding program provides money — up to $4,000 per year, per school — to jumpstart healthy changes. Funds are used to help your school implement one Healthy Eating Play and one Physical Activity Play.

Chef Ann Foundation

Get Schools Cooking: A Systems Approach to Change

Funding opportunities are available to any qualified K‐12 school enrolled in Fuel Up to Play 60. Sponsored by the National Dairy Council, state and regional Dairy Councils and other supporting organizations, the competitive, nationwide funding program provides money — up to $4,000 per year, per school — to jumpstart healthy changes. Funds are used to help your school implement one Healthy Eating Play and one Physical Activity Play.

Salad Bars to Schools

Research shows that incorporating salad bars into school lunches increases children’s consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables. Salad bars profoundly shift the typical school lunch by offering students not only variety but also choice. Schools with salad bars offer a wider variety of vegetables and fruits than other schools. Through repeat exposure, encouragement, and education of unfamiliar foods, children respond by trying new items, incorporating greater variety into their diets, and eating more fruits and vegetables each day. Through these early, positive experiences, students are developing palates for a lifetime of healthy eating.

Project Produce

To emphasize the cafeteria as the school’s largest classroom by combining increased student exposure to fresh fruits, vegetables, and scratch-cooked recipes with food literacy and peer-to-peer marketing.

Breakfast Building Grant Program: Pinnacle Food Service

Pinnacle Food Service wants to help make sure that every child has the opportunity to start their day with a delicious and nutritious breakfast – which has been shown to improve academic performance. We have developed the Pinnacle Food Service School Breakfast Building Grant Program to help you achieve this goal.

The program is designed to help recipient schools increase student breakfast participation by providing supplemental funding to support or enhance an existing program or jump-start a new program. Individual Grants of up to $1,000 will be awarded on a rolling basis. How can the Pinnacle School Breakfast Building Grant Program help you?

Full Plates full Potential

Fund Local™ empowers public schools from across Maine to request support on the Fund Local™ platform that will lead to the end of child hunger in their school/district. Providing much-needed funding, materials, and experiences to take full advantage of the available USDA Child Nutrition funding. Right now, there are requests that you can help bring to life with a gift of any amount.

School Meals Grants Opportunities through the USDA

https://www.fns.usda.gov/grant-opportunities/school-meals
https://healthymeals.fns.usda.gov/local-wellness-policy-resources/school-nutrition-environment-and-wellness-resources/grantsfunding

Walmart Foundation

Community Grant Program

http://giving.walmart.com/apply-for-grants/local-giving

Through the Community Grant Program, our associates are proud to support the needs of their communities by providing grants to local organizations.

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