Newark, NJ

Fresh, Healthy Food Access Grant 

Whole Cities Foundation is partnering with community-led, non-profit organizations that are growing the local food system and increasing access to fresh, healthy food in Newark, NJ.

In December 2017, twenty-eight groups applied for the second annual Whole Cities Foundation Fresh, Healthy Food Access. In March 2018, ten organizations were awarded grants of up to $15,000. 

The foundation teamed up with The Newark Community Food System (NCFS), an innovative collective comprised of award-winning community leaders with diverse experience in grassroots community organizing, urban agriculture, and programs that address community health. 

The NCFS reviewed applications and provided leadership and guidance for the grant process. In total, Whole Cities awarded $145,000 to the Newark community. Grant winners were determined by the sustainability of their projects and their alignment with the foundation’s mission.

The following 10 projects were awarded grants:

Meet the previous Newark grant winners here.