Grant Opportunity: Building Storage Capacity in Iowa Food Bank Member Agencies
February 9, 2015
The Iowa Food Bank Association, in partnership with Feeding America Food Banks serving Iowa, the University of Northern Iowa Waste Reduction Center, and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources has announced a grant opportunity for agency partners being served by the following food banks: Food Bank of Iowa, Food Bank of Siouxland, Food Bank of Southern Iowa, HACAP Food Reservoir, Northeast Iowa Food Bank, River Bend Foodbank, and St. Stephen’s Food Bank. This opportunity seeks to build storage capacity within emergency feeding agencies serving Iowa. Grants will be awarded up to but not exceeding $1,000 for the purchase of an ENERGY STAR qualified freezer, refrigerator, or combination unit.
The Iowa Food Bank Association invites qualified food bank agency partners to apply for an Iowa Food Bank Agency Storage Capacity Grant. Criteria for participation and important dates are listed on the coversheet of the attached grant application. Completed applications must be submitted electronically (Microsoft Word or PDF) by 5:00 pm on Friday, March 13, 2015. All applications should be submitted via email to the Iowa Food Bank Association – firstname.lastname@example.org. Awards will be announced by April 17, 2015.
Additional questions may be directed to Lindsey Haley, IFBA Operations Manager, email@example.com, 515-288-3234.
Walmart's Holiday Giving Program
We have received the following grant opportunity through Feeding America.
Calling all food pantries, soup kitchens and mobile food delivery programs! Apply to be selected to win a $20,000 grant from Walmart.
This holiday season, Walmart will provide $1.5 million in support of 75 food pantries* across the country, based on votes by the public through its holiday giving campaign.
The application for Walmart’s holiday giving program is now open and will close on Sunday, Nov. 9 at 11:59 pm EDT. The invitation code is jholiday.
Applications will be reviewed by Walmart. Agencies that are selected by Walmart for voting purposes will be uploaded to Walmart’s website, and those that receive the most votes through various online channels will receive a $20,000 grant to support infrastructure and equipment improvements.
For questions about agency eligibility, the project application or submission process, please send an email directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Walmart’s holiday giving program is open to food pantries, soup kitchens, and mobile food delivery services that serve the public and that are operated by 501(c)(3) charities only. The program is not open to food banks. Please note that program eligibility is not limited to agencies affiliated with Feeding America food banks. This program is not administered by Feeding America.
2014 Darden Restaurant Community Grants Program
This is an exciting program that enables each restaurant in the Darden family to strengthen relationships and contribute to the wellbeing of its community by awarding a $1,000 grant to support local nonprofits, whose work aligns to the Darden Foundation’s three community priorities.
Darden is encouraging Feeding America food banks and food bank partner agencies to participate in the program. Click here to learn more about the program and the grant application.
To be considered for a Darden’s Restaurant Community Grant, food banks and partner agencies should visit www.DardenFoundation.com and submit an application between November 15 and December 10, 2013. We also encourage you to touch base with a local Darden restaurant General Manager or Managing Partner to express your interest in participating in Darden’s Restaurant Community Grants program. To find a nearby Darden restaurant, you should visit www.darden.com/locations.
If you have questions not addressed in the materials or answered through a conversation with the local restaurant General Manager or Managing Partner, you are invited to reach out to Darden at email@example.com or (877) 646-5412.
Working Here Fund
Farm Credit Services of America
Through our Working Here Fund, Farm Credit Services of America (FCSAmerica) has set aside grant funds for projects and organizations that make a positive, long-term impact in Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota or Wyoming in the areas of:
- Agriculture Education
- Young and Beginning Producers
- Hunger and Nutrition
Grants of up to $2,000 each are available! To apply and learn more, click here.
Feinstein Challenge – An Annual Campaign to Fight Hunger
The Feinstein Foundation
Founded in 1991 by Alan Shawn Feinstein, the Feinstein Foundation is dedicated to the alleviation of hunger, the importance of community service in education and the values of caring, compassion and brotherhood. Click here to discover how your agency can get involved today.