Newark Fresh, Healthy Food Access Grant

Giving One Tenth Community Garden

Calling all Newark-led organizations with projects that help broaden access to fresh, healthy food and nutrition education: The Newark Fresh, Healthy Food Access Grant application window is now open through Monday, February 19, 2024, 11pm EST!


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 will offer grant funding between $5,000 and $20,000 to each selected organization, and there is no restriction on the amount of grant funds that can be used for overhead, ongoing expenses, or infrastructure such as purchasing land, salaries, and stipends. Whole Cities hopes to support projects in all five wards.



Jan. 22 – Application Opens

Feb. 19 – Application Closes

March – Newark Community Advisory Council Reviews Applications

Mid-April – 2024 Grant Partners Announced


Directions to Apply

  • Preview a sample of our eligibility form to ensure this grant would be a good fit for your work.
  • Click the link below to access our application on Submittable. If you have applied previously, please log in to get started. If you are new to Submittable, please create an account. Preview a sample application here.
  • Upload your materials to your application. Please be prepared to upload:
    • 5-10 media released, high-res photos
    • IRS 501c3 Letter of Determination

We Love Feedback

For the past 7 years, Whole Cities Foundation has been fortunate to work with organizations across Newark. As we planned for the next 3 years in the fall of 2022, we asked Newarkers how we could improve and what we should keep the same. See how we’ve incorporated this feedback into our work by checking out our list of things that we’re changing in our support.


Become A Reviewer

Want to be a part of this work but not ready to apply for a grant? Please consider joining the Newark Community Advisory Council to review applications. Learn more and submit the Reviewer Interest Form by February 19th to be considered for the panel.



We’d love to hear from you! Please reach out to if you have any questions about the grant program or eligibility requirements. For troubleshooting any technical issues (such as help requesting your password) please reach out to


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