Newark, NJ

Fresh, Healthy Food Access Grant 

At Whole Cities Foundation, we believe everyone deserves access to healthy food. 

Between January 15th - February 28th, non-profits with food access projects are invited to apply for a grant between $5,000 - $15,000. 

We partner with organizations that nourish Newark residents through community gardens, urban farms, healthy cooking classes, and other innovative food access projects. 

To apply:

  1. Review the eligibility criteria here to ensure this grant would be a good fit for your work.
  2. Click here to access the application on Submittable. If you have applied previously, please enter your email and password to get started. If you are new to Submittable, please create an account.
  3. Upload your materials to your application. Please be prepared to upload:
    • 5-10 media released, high-res photos
    • IRS 501(c)3 Letter of Determination
    • Funding Request Form (download here)
    • Organizational Financial Statement Form (download here)

Questions? Please reach out to Jeremy Thomas (

Winners will be in announced mid-April. 

We'll be reviewing applications 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. 

Grant winners will be determined by the sustainability of their projects and their alignment with our mission. 

You’re Invited to the Dead of Winter Farmers’ Bash!

Whole Cities Foundation, Newark Community Food System, and the Urban Agriculture Cooperative are hosting the Dead of Winter Farmers’ Bash on February 8th, 2019 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. There will be live music, tasty food, and plenty of opportunities to connect with others who are contributing towards a thriving local food system in Newark.

Attendance is free and open to all, but registration is required. Click here to RSVP!

2018 Grant Winners:

2017 Grant Winners: