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.

Since 2017, we have partnered with 18 organizations to grow the local food system and get fresh food into people's hands. Each organization was awarded a grant of up to $15,000 to further their amazing work in the community. 

To make this grant possible, Whole Cities Foundation teamed up with The Newark Community Food System (NCFS), a collective 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 has awarded $330,000 to the Newark community. Grant winners were determined by the sustainability of their projects and their alignment with the foundation’s mission.

Stay tuned for the announcement of the 2019 grantees! 

Meet the 2018 Grantees: 


Meet the 2017 Grantees: