Donor Name: Seattle Department of Neighborhoods
Type of Grant: Grant
Size of the Grant: $5,000 -$20,000
Grant Duration: 24 months
The Food Equity Fund is a program of the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods (DON). The purpose of the fund is to invest in community-led work that contributes to an equitable and sustainable local food system. By ‘food system’ they mean any activities related to food, this can include growing, sourcing, preparing, learning, distributing food and/or managing food waste. In its pilot year, the Food Equity Fund’s Capacity Building Grant prioritizes community organizations and groups with an annual budget of less than $500,000. The intention is to provide a nimble grant to smaller, grassroots organizations advancing an equitable and sustainable local food system who historically have limited access to institutional funding.
The intention is to provide a nimble grant to smaller, grassroots organizations advancing an equitable and sustainable local food system who historically have limited access to institutional funding.
What can be funded
Across the United States and in Seattle, there are deep and persistent inequities in the food system due to structural racism. The Food Equity Fund aims to increase investments in community food work led by: Black, Indigenous, People of Color, immigrants, refugees, people with low incomes, youth, and elders. Eligible proposals must:
- Occur within Seattle
- Be accessible and benefit people who live, learn, work and/or worship in Seattle
- Focus on contributing to an equitable and sustainable local food system
- Be complete within 24 months of contracting.
up to 24 months
- Organizations that have 501(c)(3) nonprofit status with less than $500k annual budget
- Community groups with less than $500k annual budget that have a fiscal sponsor with 501(c)(3) nonprofit status,
- Tribes and tribal organizations, and/or
- Organizations and groups led by those who experience the most food and health inequities: Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC), immigrants, refugees, people with low incomes, youth, and/or elders.
We do not accept proposals from applicants who are:
- 501(c)(4) political groups
- For-profit entities, including small businesses
- Individual persons
- Major institutions such as school districts, universities, hospitals
For more information, visit Capacity Building Grant.