With the support of the Chicago Region Food System Fund, Faith in Place is excited to announce a new opportunity for communities of faith supporting sustainable food systems.
Donor Name: Faith in Place
States: Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin
Counties: Selected Counties
Type of Grant: Grant
Deadline (mm/dd/yyyy): 02/07/2022
Size of the Grant: $7,000
Grant Duration: 1 year
Faith in Place is inviting Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin houses of worship and faith-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations to apply for a $7,000 grant to enhance resilience, innovation, and sustainable transformation of the regional food system.
This grant opportunity is available for applicants working to increase sustainability at any point in the regional food system, including in food production, processing, distribution, and waste reduction. The intent is that applicants will build from their strengths and propose community-led projects that will have long-term impacts by providing access to sustainable, local foods. In addition, the intent is that projects will help communities prepare and respond to unexpected events such as economic hardship, pandemics, and climate change.
The following are examples of projects that might be awarded a grant. This list is for example only; They encourage other innovative ideas.
- Starting a community food garden at a house of worship.
- Improvements to a house of a worship food pantry that increases the delivery of sustainable, locally-grown food to homebound senior citizens and other community residents.
- Starting a faith-based Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm.
- Offering a series of free community classes about nutrition, healthy eating, and community gardening.
- Working with urban and rural farmers to increase the distribution of sustainable, local food.
- Starting a food composting system at a house of worship.
Faith in Place will award 25 grants of $7,000 each.
April 1, 2022 – March 31, 2023.
- The eligible counties in Illinois are: Boone, Bureau, Carroll, Cass, Champaign, Christian, Clark, Coles, Cook, Crawford, Cumberland, DeKalb, DeWitt, Douglas, DuPage, Edgar, Effingham, Ford, Fulton, Grundy, Henderson, Henry, Iroquois, Jasper, Jo Daviess, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Knox, Lake, LaSalle, Lee, Livingston, Logan, McDonough, McHenry, McLean, Macon, Marshall, Mason, Menard, Mercer, Morgan, Moultrie, Ogle, Peoria, Piatt, Putnam, Rock Island, Sangamon, Schuyler, Shelby, Stark, Stephenson, Tazewell, Vermilion, Warren, Whiteside, Will, Winnebago, Woodford
- The eligible counties in Indiana are: Adams, Allen, Benton, Blackford, Boone, Brown, Carroll, Cass, Clay, Clinton, DeKalb, Delaware, Elkhart, Fountain, Fulton, Grant, Greene, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Henry, Howard, Huntington, Jasper, Jay, Johnson, Kosciusko, LaGrange, Lake, LaPorte, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Miami, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Newton, Noble, Owen, Parke, Porter, Pulaski, Putnam, Randolph, Rush, St. Joseph, Shelby, Starke, Steuben, Sullivan, Tippecanoe, Tipton, Vermillion, Vigo, Wabash, Warren, Wells, White, Whitley
- The eligible counties in Wisconsin are: Adams, Brown, Calumet, Columbia, Crawford, Dane, Dodge, Fond du Lac, Grant, Green, Green Lake, Iowa, Jefferson, Juneau, Kenosha, Kewaunee, Lafayette, Manitowoc, Marquette, Milwaukee, Outagamie, Ozaukee, Racine, Richland, Rock, Sauk, Sheboygan, Vernon, Walworth, Washington, Waukesha, Waupaca, Waushara, Winnebago.
Houses of worship and faith-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations that are located in and propose a project to take place in Illinois, Indiana, or Wisconsin and are located within a 200-mile radius of Chicago are eligible applicants.
For more information, visit Faith in Place Grant Opportunities.