Newark, NJ

Fresh, Healthy Food Access Grant 

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 2019, we announced our newest partnerships which include four community gardens, three urban farms, two fresh produce transport services, and one healthy cooking class. The average grant size was $14,000 to further their amazing work in the community. 

Whole Cities Foundation reviewed applications with a panel of 8 community members who have lived and worked in Newark for an average of 27 years.

In total, Whole Cities has awarded $450,000 to the Newark community. Grant winners were determined by the sustainability of their projects and their alignment with the foundation’s mission.

Since 2017, we have partnered with 22 organizations to grow the local food system and get fresh food into people's hands. 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!  

Meet the 2019 Grantees:

Meet the 2018 Grantees: 

Meet the 2017 Grantees: