Grant Opportunities

Carolina Hunger Initiative Grants for School Districts

Deadline Friday, November 12
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Carolina Hunger Initiative is offering a new grant opportunity for school nutrition programs. This funding is available to help districts reach more kids with healthy meals, fill gaps created by the pandemic, and sustain vital nutrition services during uncertain economic times.

The application should take less than an hour to complete. The maximum grant amount is $25,000. Last year, the average awarded grant amount was $10,000. Applications are due by the end of Friday, November 12, so please begin yours today.

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SNF Equipment Grant

Deadlines vary
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The School Nutrition Foundation is teaming up with the industry partners listed below to provide new kitchen equipment to deserving districts! Apply now for the 2022 SNF Equipment Grant Program, featuring applications for not one but FIVE grants!

Thank you to our generous donors: Winston Foodservice, Vulcan and Hobart (Divisions of ITW/FEG), Food Warming Equipment (FWE), Cambro Manufacturing, Innoseal Systems, Sterling Manufacturing, Sterno Delivery, and TekVisions!

The 2022 Equipment Grants Application(s) will open on October 1, 2021. Eligible applicants have the opportunity to win equipment grants, each worth between $20,000 to $100,000 of equipment. Applications and photos must be submitted by a school nutrition director. The recipients will be notified in late-March. This year, only finalists will be asked to submit a 2-3-minute video.

Whole Kids Foundation Grants

Deadlines vary.
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Apply for grants for school gardens, salad bars, honey bee hives, support with scratch cooking, and more. Learn more here.

The Dairy Alliance Mini-Grants

The Dairy Alliance has grant funding for NC schools for any new program that will increase access to federally-funded meals, including school breakfast and At-Risk Afterschool meals.

Interested nutrition directors should contact Health and Wellness Program Manager Cami Lewis at or 678-822-2868.

Salad Bars to Schools

Deadlines vary
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Salad Bars to Schools provides funding for salad bars to be installed in K-12 schools across the country. The program was founded by the Chef Ann Foundation, National Fruit and Vegetable Alliance, United Fresh Start Foundation, and Whole Foods Market in support of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! Initiative. Apply now.