Community First Grant Program

This initiative is designed to support Team Members in the United States who are actively engaged with community partners broadening access to fresh, healthy foods in neighborhoods with few options. Whole Cities will offer support and resources to selected Team Members and will provide $5,000 grants to qualified community partners.

Our pilot last year expanded our work from 17 to 41 cities -all thanks to Team Members across the country who applied for the program!

Download a one-pager to learn about this year's program, and start your application below.

Download a poster about the program to share with your team. 

Team Member applications open May 1st and are due by 11:59 pm CST on Thursday, June 15th. 

See where our 2016 Community First partnerships are here.

Essential Grant Resources

  • Intro Video

    Start here! Learn how we build partnerships, then download resources to share with your team.


  • Guidelines and Eligibility

    Find out more about the eligibility criteria, application process, and timeline.

    Learn More

  • FAQ

    Get all of your Community First Grant Program questions answered.

    Learn More

  • Examples of Partnerships

    Meet last year's selected community partners to see the kinds of projects this grant will fund.

    Learn More

  • TL Support Form

    Talk with your TL before you apply. They will need to send us a TL Support Form by June 15th to complete your application.

    Download TL Form

  • Team Member Application

    Apply by Thursday, June 15th!

    Start Your Application

  • Community First Principles

    Our work is rooted in Community First Principles. Watch this short video to see how they inform our work!