Launched in 2017, this annual, community-determined grant program has partnered with organizations across Newark that are growing the local food system and increasing access to fresh, healthy food. Whole Cities Foundation offers grant funding between $5,000 and $15,000 to each selected organization and hopes to support projects in all five wards.
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Whole Cities Foundation partners with community-led, non-profit organizations that grow the local food system and increase access to fresh, healthy food in Newark, NJ.
In April 2020, we awarded 11 Newark-led organizations up to $15,000 each to advance community health and fresh food access in the Newark community. This $150,000 investment in local initiatives spans all five city wards. Since 2017, we have awarded grants between $5,000 and $15,000 to 26 organizations championing innovative ways to grow community health in Newark.
Whole Cities Foundation reviewed applications in conjunction with the Newark Community Advisory Council, a panel of eight Newark leaders who have lived and worked in the city an average of 25 years. The council determined this year’s grantees by each project’s sustainability and alignment with the foundation’s mission. We are so grateful for the time and effort all applicants contributed to the process, and we can’t wait to see what can grow and bloom from our partnerships this year!
Since 2014, Whole Cities Foundation has partnered with more than 190 nonprofits across 100 cities in the United States to improve access to healthy food and nutrition education, investing more than $2 million in local communities — places like Newark, New Jersey.
We’ve just awarded Fresh, Healthy Food Access Grants to 11 Newark non-profit organizations and we’re celebrating their efforts to strengthen the local food system.