For Grantseekers

The Henry P. Kendall Foundation reviews only invited proposals; unsolicited proposals for funding are not reviewed. We take responsibility for initiating contact with potential grantees who we think will fit our strategy. This policy allows us to focus our efforts and avoid wasting the valuable time of potential applicants.

Past Awards

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2017

  • Boston College

    bc.edu Year: 2017
    Award amount: $399,705.00
    Purpose:

    A three-year grant to develop a robust, regional, and sustainable food service program at the college, and to develop an interactive food systems "classroom".

  • Farm Fresh Rhode Island

    farmfreshri.org Year: 2017
    Award amount: $1,250,000.00
    Purpose:

    To support planning and capacity-building activities which will help prepare the organization for its capital expansion project, the Rhode Island Food Hub: A Center for Food and Agriculture

  • Farm to Institution New England

    farmtoinstitution.org Year: 2017
    Award amount: $150,000.00
    Purpose:

    A two-year grant to support phase one of the Campus FoodShift initiative, as well as fund a portion of FINE's core operating functions.

  • Food Solutions New England

    foodsolutionsne.org Year: 2017
    Award amount: $175,000.00
    Purpose:

    A grant to allow the University of New Hampshire Sustainability Institute to support key backbone functions of the Food Solutions New England initiative.

  • Franklin County CDC

    fccdc.org Year: 2017
    Award amount: $50,000.00
    Purpose:

    To provide continued support of the operations of the Western Massachusetts Food Processing Center in its mission to bring more Massachusetts grown food to Massachusetts consumers.

  • Grow Smart Rhode Island

    growsmartri.org Year: 2017
    Award amount: $40,000.00
    Purpose:

    To continue the work of GSRI to increase the economic vitality and strength of Rhode Island agriculture.

  • Maine Food Strategy

    tsne.org Year: 2017
    Award amount: $55,000.00
    Purpose:

    To provide ongoing support and coordination for statewide food systems as the Maine Food Strategy moves into its second year of implementation.

  • Massachusetts Farm to School

    massfarmtoschool.org Year: 2017
    Award amount: $50,000.00
    Purpose:

    To strengthen farm to school programs in Massachusetts through expanded training and technical assistance for schools and school districts throughout the Commonwealth.

  • Massachusetts Food System Collaborative

    mafoodsystem.org Year: 2017
    Award amount: $50,000.00
    Purpose:

    To support the implementation of the Massachusetts Local Food Action Plan

  • Mount Holyoke College

    mtholyoke.edu Year: 2017
    Award amount: $100,000.00
    Purpose:

    An 18-month grant to help recruit a new Director of Dining Services and develop a short-term road map for the program.

  • Social Enterprise Greenhouse

    segreenhouse.org Year: 2017
    Award amount: $25,000.00
    Purpose:

    To continue the development of its Food Initiative, providing business support and coaching for entrepreneurs who seek to grow food and agriculture enterprises in Rhode Island.

  • Springfield Public Schools

    springfieldpublicschools.com Year: 2017
    Award amount: $35,000.00
    Purpose:

    A grant to allow the school district to hire a consultant to assist in the development of a plan for procurement, processing, and meal guidelines to be incorporated into the launch and operation of the new state of the art Culinary and Nutrition Center for the district, thereby increasing opportunities for local and regional suppliers.

2016

  • American Farmland Trust

    farmland.org Year: 2016
    Award amount: $100,000.00
    Purpose:

    A one-year grant to support the transition of their new president, John Piotti, who is taking up this role after a decade of success at Maine Farmland Trust.

  • Chicopee Public Schools

    chicopeeps.org Year: 2016
    Award amount: $296,000.00
    Purpose:

    A two-year grant to continue growing its local food sourcing efforts and begin helping nearby school districts launch similar programs

  • Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture

    buylocalfood.org Year: 2016
    Award amount: $165,000.00
    Purpose:

    A two-year grant to expand upon the successes of the past two years, to focus on broadening the funding stream, and to ensure the future success of CISA's efforts in Hampden County.

  • Connecticut Food System Alliance

    ctfoodsystemalliance.com Year: 2016
    Award amount: $60,000.00
    Purpose:

    A grant to support the growth and development of the Connecticut Food System Alliance, including a full time coordinator as well as communication and marketing support.

  • Conservation Law Foundation

    clf.org Year: 2016
    Award amount: $125,000.00
    Purpose:

    A two-year grant to support the growth of its Farm and Food Initiative in Rhode Island, through the launch of the Legal Services Food Hub and active leadership in food policy efforts within the state

  • Daily Table

    dailytable.org Year: 2016
    Award amount: $750,000.00
    Purpose:

    A two-year grant to provide general operating support for the Dorchester pilot store and capital funds for the expansion to a second site in Boston

  • Daily Table

    dailytable.org Year: 2016
    Award amount: $150,000.00
    Purpose:

    A one-year grant to provide additional support for its expansion to a second Boston site.

  • Farm Fresh Rhode Island

    farmfreshri.org Year: 2016
    Award amount: $85,000.00
    Purpose:

    A grant to support general operating costs and funding to grow the segment of FFRI's business that connects institutional purchasers with locally farmed or fished items.

  • Food Solutions New England

    foodsolutionsne.org Year: 2016
    Award amount: $175,000.00
    Purpose:

    For the University of New Hampshire Sustainability Institute to support key coordination and leadership functions of the Food Solutions New England initiative.

  • Franklin County Community Development Corporation

    fccdc.org Year: 2016
    Award amount: $100,000.00
    Purpose:

    A two-year grant to support the operations of the Western Massachusetts Food Processing Center in its mission to bring more Massachusetts grown food to Massachusetts consumers

  • Grow Smart Rhode Island

    growsmartri.org Year: 2016
    Award amount: $40,000.00
    Purpose:

    To continue the work of GSRI to increase the economic vitality and strength of Rhode Island agriculture.

  • Health Care Without Harm

    noharm.org Year: 2016
    Award amount: $120,000.00
    Purpose:

    A two-year grant to continue work aggregating the demand and collective voice of the healthcare sector to propel the development of a healthy, sustainable, and transparent food system in New England.

  • Maine Farmland Trust

    mainefarmlandtrust.org Year: 2016
    Award amount: $50,000.00
    Purpose:

    A one year grant to support its incoming president at CEO, Amanda Beal, as she steps into her new leadership role.

  • Maine Food Strategy

    mainefoodstrategy.org Year: 2016
    Award amount: $40,000.00
    Purpose:

    To publicize and implement the Maine Food Strategy statewide food systems strategy in partnership with other key Maine food systems organizations.

  • Massachusetts Food System Collaborative

    mafoodsystem.org Year: 2016
    Award amount: $50,000.00
    Purpose:

    To support the Massachusetts Food System Collaborative’s first year of operation in promoting and facilitating the implementation of the Massachusetts Local Food Action Plan

  • New Hampshire Food Alliance

    nhfoodalliance.com Year: 2016
    Award amount: $45,000.00
    Purpose:

    A one-year grant to support the University of New Hampshire Sustainability Institute in its role as the backbone coordinator for the New Hampshire Food Alliance network.

  • Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group

    nesawg.org Year: 2016
    Award amount: $15,000.00
    Purpose:

    A grant to support the 2016 "It Takes a Region" conference as well as organizational strategic planning.

  • Real Food Challenge

    realfoodchallenge.org Year: 2016
    Award amount: $200,000.00
    Purpose:

    A two-year grant to support the Get Real, New England program, which aims to expand the work of Real Food Challenge in increasing local, ecologically sound, fair, and humane (i.e. "real food") at the region's colleges and universities.

  • Rhode Island Agricultural Partnership

    rhodyag.com Year: 2016
    Award amount: $28,000.00
    Purpose:

    To provide general operating support and to hire a consultant to assist with the implementation of a marketing strategy.

  • Rhode Island Food Policy Council

    rifoodcouncil.org Year: 2016
    Award amount: $200,000.00
    Purpose:

    A two-year grant to provide general support for the Food Policy Council, and to support the RI Local Agriculture and Seafood Act (LASA) Grant funds.

  • Rhode Island Governor's Office

    governor.ri.gov Year: 2016
    Award amount: $250,000.00
    Purpose:

    A two-year grant to support the establishment of a Director of Food Strategy position, reporting to the Rhode Island Governor

  • Shelburne Farms

    shelburnefarms.org Year: 2016
    Award amount: $50,000.00
    Purpose:

    A one-year grant to enable the Northeast Regional Steering Committee of National Farm to School to build region-wide capacity to make a compelling case for investing in farm to school efforts.

  • Smith College

    smith.edu Year: 2016
    Award amount: $348,736.00
    Purpose:

    A three-year grant to hire an Executive Chef and accelerate the development of a sustainable food program emphasizing health, wellness, and local sourcing at the College.

  • Social Enterprise Greenhouse

    segreenhouse.org Year: 2016
    Award amount: $25,000.00
    Purpose:

    To provide business support and coaching for entrepreneurs who seek to grow food and agriculture enterprises in Rhode Island.

  • Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund

    vsjf.org Year: 2016
    Award amount: $150,000.00
    Purpose:

    A two-year grant to provide general support for critical network functions as the Vermont Farm to Plate Network begins its sixth year of implementation of its ten-year strategic plan.

  • Westfield State University

    westfield.ma.edu Year: 2016
    Award amount: $250,000.00
    Purpose:

    A two-year grant to help the University transition away from its contract food service provider and develop an independent food service program, which will result in increased procurement, consumption of, and education about locally and sustainably sourced food.

2015

  • Amherst College

    amherst.edu Year: 2015
    Award amount: $50,000.00
    Purpose:

    To develop a vision and action plan for the growth and sustainability of its farm enterprise, the Book & Plow Farm, as well as a plan for optimizing locally-sourced food in its dining operations, and for increasing student engagement in local food systems

  • City of New Haven

    cityofnewhaven.com Year: 2015
    Award amount: $115,000.00
    Purpose:

    To support the policy and programs of the new Food System Director, who will coordinate efforts to improve the city's local food system by working in partnership with the New Haven Food Policy Council and key city departments to support the implementation of the New Haven Food Action Plan.

  • CommonWealth Kitchen

    commonwealthkitchen.org Year: 2015
    Award amount: $150,000.00
    Purpose:

    A two-year grant to provide general operating support during its start-up years as a nonprofit food business incubator and shared-use kitchen in Dorchester, MA

  • Connecticut Food System Alliance

    ctfoodsystemalliance.com Year: 2015
    Award amount: $45,000.00
    Purpose:

    To support the growth and development of the Connecticut Food System Alliance, a state-wide network of diverse stakeholders committed to advancing a sustainable food system in Connecticut.

  • Daily Table

    dailytable.org Year: 2015
    Award amount: $100,000.00
    Purpose:

    To provide working capital during the critical startup phase of its pilot retail store in Dorchester, MA

  • Farm Fresh Rhode Island

    farmfreshri.org Year: 2015
    Award amount: $100,000.00
    Purpose:

    To support their work in enhancing the local food system. $60,000 of the grant would support their efforts to expand the institutional market for locally grown food

  • Farm to Institution New England

    farmtoinstitution.org Year: 2015
    Award amount: $250,000.00
    Purpose:

    A two-year grant to increase their capacity as a network organization and to support the Shared Metrics Project, tracking the impact of farm-to-institution efforts on the overall regional food system

  • Food Solutions New England

    foodsolutionsne.org Year: 2015
    Award amount: $160,000.00
    Purpose:

    For the University of New Hampshire Sustainability Institute to support key backbone functions of the Food Solutions New England initiative

  • Franklin County Community Development Corporation

    pvgrows.net Year: 2015
    Award amount: $200,000.00
    Purpose:

    A three-year grant and a program-related investment to launch and administer the new PVGrows Investment Fund, an investment vehicle for individuals, institutions and foundations to invest in building a healthier food system

  • Grow Smart Rhode Island

    growsmartri.org Year: 2015
    Award amount: $40,000.00
    Purpose:

    To continue their work to increase the economic vitality of Rhode Island agriculture and strengthen Rhode Island's food system

  • Hartford Food System

    ctfoodsystemalliance.com Year: 2015
    Award amount: $45,000.00
    Purpose:

    To support and strengthen the growth of the Connecticut Food System Alliance.

  • Island Commons Project

    islandcommons.org Year: 2015
    Award amount: $50,000.00
    Purpose:

    A two-year grant to build strong action around a new understanding of healthy food access for all, sustainable agricultural practices, and community health on Aquidneck Island

  • Maine Food Strategy

    mainefoodstrategy.org Year: 2015
    Award amount: $40,000.00
    Purpose:

    To finalize its statewide plan and begin implementation of the priority activities to support sustainable production and accessibility of healthy, local food.

  • Massachusetts Convergence Partnership

    convergencepartnership.org Year: 2015
    Award amount: $10,000.00
    Purpose:

    To support the work of the Massachusetts Convergence Partnership, a multi-funder, cross-sector collaboration working to increase the number of healthy people living in healthy places

  • National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition

    sustainableagriculture.net Year: 2015
    Award amount: $40,000.00
    Purpose:

    To carry out their ongoing work to ensure thriving and sustainable food and farm systems in New England and nationwide by monitoring, evaluating, and engaging in the implementation of new federal food safety rules under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)

  • New Hampshire Food Alliance

    nhfoodstrategy.weebly.com Year: 2015
    Award amount: $45,000.00
    Purpose:

    For the University of New Hampshire Sustainability Institute to continue serving as the backbone organization for the New Hampshire Food Alliance

  • New Venture Fund

    newventurefund.org Year: 2015
    Award amount: $10,000.00
    Purpose:

    To support the Food Waste Reduction Project, which involves the development of a strategic roadmap to prioritize solutions that merge strong economic returns with the optimal social and environmental management of food waste

  • Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group

    nefood.org Year: 2015
    Award amount: $50,000.00
    Purpose:

    For general operating support to continue its leadership as a convenor, educator, and facilitator of the many stakeholders involved in the effort to create a more sustainable, secure and just food system in the Northeast

  • Red Tomato

    redtomato.org Year: 2015
    Award amount: $150,000.00
    Purpose:

    A two-year grant for general operating support to deliver on its core mission of supplying regionally grown food to consumers in the northeast through its network of growers

  • Rhode Island Agricultural Partnership

    rhodyag.com Year: 2015
    Award amount: $65,000.00
    Purpose:

    To support its work leading agriculture and food systems development and making plans to implement the New England Food Vision in Rhode Island

  • Rhode Island Food Policy Council

    rifoodcouncil.org Year: 2015
    Award amount: $120,000.00
    Purpose:

    To support the RI Food Policy Council's critical involvement in State Food Plan Development, their core work on outreach and communications, and their efforts to grow the network of Work Group partnerships and collaborations. $50,000 of the grant will be allocated to the Local Agriculture and Seafood Act (LASA) Grant fund for a third round of grant-making in partnership with the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management

  • Social Enterprise Greenhouse

    segreenhouse.org Year: 2015
    Award amount: $28,500.00
    Purpose:

    To provide business support and coaching for entrepreneurs in order to grow food and agriculture enterprises in Rhode Island

  • Southside Community Land Trust

    southsideclt.org Year: 2015
    Award amount: $40,000.00
    Purpose:

    For general operating support to continue providing access to land, education and other resources so people in Greater Providence can grow food in environmentally sustainable ways and create community food systems where locally produced, affordable, and healthy food is available to all

  • Thundermist Health Center

    thundermisthealth.org Year: 2015
    Award amount: $150,000.00
    Purpose:

    A two-year grant to support its mission to improve the health of their patients and communities by strengthening and expanding its healthy food access program

  • University of Massachusetts-Amherst

    umassdining.com Year: 2015
    Award amount: $500,000.00
    Purpose:

    A two-year grant to leverage broader institutional change and achieve their goal of sourcing more than 20% local and sustainable foods campus-wide by 2020

  • University of Rhode Island Cooperative Extension

    web.uri.edu Year: 2015
    Award amount: $15,000.00
    Purpose:

    To support the development of their strategic plan, which will continue to inform their work for the next five years

  • Westfield State University

    westfield.ma.edu Year: 2015
    Award amount: $43,000.00
    Purpose:

    To support a planning phase to increase the procurement, consumption of and education about locally, sustainably sourced food

2014

  • American Farmland Trust

    farmland.org Year: 2014
    Award amount: $65,000.00
    Purpose:

    A two-year grant to support the New England Director in their leadership role in building a more sustainable and just food system throughout New England and to conduct outreach around the publication, New England Food Policy: Building a Sustainable Food System

  • Bornstein and Pearl Food Production Center

    cckpearl.squarespace.com Year: 2014
    Award amount: $275,000.00
    Purpose:

    To help finish the $15 million campaign for the shared-use commercial kitchen facility that meets the needs of local food production businesses and improves access to locally produced, healthy food in Boston

  • Boston Public Market Association

    bostonpublicmarket.org Year: 2014
    Award amount: $1,250,000.00
    Purpose:

    To help complete funding requirements for 2014 and opening in 2015 of a year-round public market that will showcase locally grown and produced food and provide producers with unique access to millions of customers.

  • Chicopee Public Schools

    chicopeeps.org Year: 2014
    Award amount: $115,000.00
    Purpose:

    A two-year grant to develop and implement a plan for increasing the purchase of locally grown food to 15% of the annual food budget

  • City of Boston

    cityofboston.gov Year: 2014
    Award amount: $75,000.00
    Purpose:

    To deepen the understanding of Boston’s place in the regional food system and to increase the resilience of that system

  • CitySeed

    cityseed.org Year: 2014
    Award amount: $8,686.00
    Purpose:

    For the Community Food Systems Coordinator to build support for a Food System Director position for the City of New Haven

  • Codman Square Health Center

    codman.org Year: 2014
    Award amount: $100,000.00
    Purpose:

    To support the continued collaboration on healthy food service between Codman Academy Charter Public School and Codman Square Health Center to expand and fully integrate the food service program at Codman Academy to serve health center and school staff

  • Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture

    buylocalfood.org Year: 2014
    Award amount: $250,000.00
    Purpose:

    A two-year grant to expand their efforts in Hampden County and make it possible for residents with less purchasing power to access local food

  • Connecticut Food System Alliance

    ctfoodsystemalliance.com Year: 2014
    Award amount: $38,000.00
    Purpose:

    To support the growth and development of the Alliance, a state-wide network of diverse stakeholders committed to advancing a sustainable food system in Connecticut

  • Conservation Law Foundation

    clf.org Year: 2014
    Award amount: $25,000.00
    Purpose:

    To conduct outreach and education around the newly-released publication, New England Food Policy: Building a Sustainable Food System

  • ecoRI

    ecori.org Year: 2014
    Award amount: $20,000.00
    Purpose:

    To increase its residential compost customer base and bring awareness to the issue of composting as an integral part of the local food system in Southern New England

  • Farm Fresh Rhode Island

    farmfreshri.org Year: 2014
    Award amount: $40,000.00
    Purpose:

    For general operating support to continue connecting local growers to new markets and strengthening Rhode Island’s food system and local economy

  • Food Solutions New England

    foodsolutionsne.org Year: 2014
    Award amount: $150,000.00
    Purpose:

    For the University of New Hampshire Sustainability Institute to support key backbone functions of the Food Solutions New England initiative

  • Grow Smart Rhode Island

    growsmartri.org Year: 2014
    Award amount: $40,000.00
    Purpose:

    To continue their work to increase the economic vitality of Rhode Island agriculture and strengthen Rhode Island's food system

  • Hampshire College

    hampshire.edu Year: 2014
    Award amount: $250,000.00
    Purpose:

    A two-year grant to structure and strengthen their local procurement effort, the 100% Local Food Challenge, whose focus is to source all possible food within 150 miles and position it as a leader in higher education dining

  • Hartford Food System

    hartfordfood.org Year: 2014
    Award amount: $48,000.00
    Purpose:

    For continued support of the Policy Analyst position to strengthen HFS’s relationship with the City of Hartford Advisory Commission on Food Policy

  • Hartford Food System

    ctfoodsystemalliance.com Year: 2014
    Award amount: $38,000.00
    Purpose:

    To support the growth and development of the Connecticut Food System Alliance, a statewide network of diverse stakeholders committed to advancing a sustainable food system in Connecticut.

  • Health Care Without Harm

    https: Year: 2014
    Award amount: $120,000.00
    Purpose:

    A two-year grant to continue their work in aggregating the demand and collective voice of the healthcare sector to propel the development of a healthy, sustainable, and transparent food system in New England

  • Maine Association of Nonprofits

    nonprofitmaine.org Year: 2014
    Award amount: $40,000.00
    Purpose:

    A two-year grant to support the Sustainable Food Systems Leadership Institute to develop a strong and diverse pipeline of leadership for sustainable agriculture and food systems in Maine

  • Maine Food Strategy

    mainefoodstrategy.org Year: 2014
    Award amount: $40,000.00
    Purpose:

    For continued support of Phase Two of the Maine Food Strategy Initiative, which will create a state-wide plan of activities to support sustainable production and accessibility of healthy, local food.

  • Massachusetts Convergence Partnership

    convergencepartnership.org Year: 2014
    Award amount: $10,000.00
    Purpose:

    To support the work of the Massachusetts Convergence Partnership as it begins to implement a two-year strategic plan to promote equitable access to healthy foods

  • Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust

    mountgrace.org Year: 2014
    Award amount: $75,000.00
    Purpose:

    A two-year grant to increase the capacity for their Farm Conservation Program, support work collaboratively with the Western MA Food Processing Center, and help other land trusts in MA and throughout New England engage in food systems work

  • New Hampshire Food Alliance

    nhfoodstrategy.weebly.com Year: 2014
    Award amount: $40,000.00
    Purpose:

    For the University of New Hampshire Sustainability Institute to continue serving as the backbone organization for the emerging New Hampshire Food Alliance

  • Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group

    nefood.org Year: 2014
    Award amount: $80,000.00
    Purpose:

    To strengthen NESAWG’s communications capacity and support outreach and education activities associated with the publication, New England Food Policy: Building a Sustainable Food System

  • Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance

    namanet.org Year: 2014
    Award amount: $50,000.00
    Purpose:

    A two-year grant to continue their work with key regional networks that are envisioning a way for New Englanders to feed themselves mostly locally caught, raised and grown food while also addressing racial inequity and food injustice in the food system

  • Partners for a Healthier Community

    partnersforahealthiercommunity.org Year: 2014
    Award amount: $250,000.00
    Purpose:

    A two-year grant to continue support of the Springfield Food Policy Council and capitalize on opportunities for advancing work on urban agriculture, institutional food procurement practices, and expanding a Buy-Local campaign in Springfield

  • Project Bread

    projectbread.org Year: 2014
    Award amount: $50,000.00
    Purpose:

    To support a strategic planning process for Massachusetts Farm to School

  • Red Tomato

    redtomato.org Year: 2014
    Award amount: $100,000.00
    Purpose:

    For general operating support and to generate their next strategic plan

  • Rhode Island Agricultural Partnership

    rhodyag.com Year: 2014
    Award amount: $51,435.00
    Purpose:

    For general operating and market strategy support to continue facilitating the evolution of systems that enable development of agriculture and food systems in the state

  • Rhode Island Food Policy Council

    rifoodcouncil.org Year: 2014
    Award amount: $105,000.00
    Purpose:

    To support the RI FPC’s network of work groups, partnerships and collaborations. $50,000 of the grant will be allocated to the Local Agriculture and Seafood Act grant fund for a second round of grant-making in partnership with the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management

  • Smith College

    smith.edu Year: 2014
    Award amount: $168,751.00
    Purpose:

    A two-year grant to further develop sustainable food practices and create a dining program that emphasizes health and wellness while relying on local products

  • Southeastern MA Livestock Association

    semala.org Year: 2014
    Award amount: $25,000.00
    Purpose:

    To help build a new, state of the art, USDA certified craft slaughtering and meat processing facility in Westport, Massachusetts that will primarily service Southeastern Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Eastern Connecticut

  • Southside Community Land Trust

    southsideclt.org Year: 2014
    Award amount: $40,000.00
    Purpose:

    For general operating support to continue providing access to land, education and other resources so people in Greater Providence can grow food in safe and sustainable ways

  • Urban Greens Food Coop

    urbangreens.com Year: 2014
    Award amount: $45,000.00
    Purpose:

    To support the project manager staff position which will enable the project to continue progressing at its current pace

  • Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund

    vsjf.org Year: 2014
    Award amount: $150,000.00
    Purpose:

    A two-year grant to support the leadership of the Vermont Farm to Plate Network's Working Group and to support the critical network coordination functions that are being managed by the Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund

  • YMCA of Greater Boston

    ymcaboston.org Year: 2014
    Award amount: $60,000.00
    Purpose:

    To continue their efforts in addressing issues of food insecurity and access to healthy foods in East Boston by supporting the cooking programs and staffing of the community/teaching kitchen at the East Boston YMCA

2013

  • Boston Natural Areas Network

    bostonnatural.org Year: 2013
    Award amount: $50,000.00
    Purpose:

    To support gardener education, particularly around soil practices

  • Boston Public Market Association

    bostonpublicmarket.org Year: 2013
    Award amount: $777,000.00
    Purpose:

    To help secure a $4 million match from the State and leverage other contributions to the year-round public market that will showcase locally grown and produced food and provide producers with unique access to millions of customers

  • Clean Air-Cool Planet

    cleanair-coolplanet.org Year: 2013
    Award amount: $50,000.00
    Purpose:

    A two-year grant to support five Summer Climate Fellows working on New England food systems through their new Ted Smith Fund for the Next Generation of Environmental Leaders

  • Codman Academy

    codmanacademy.org Year: 2013
    Award amount: $50,000.00
    Purpose:

    To transition the school to a model food service program serving fresh and local food to students, staff, and community partners, and help all who are engaged better understand the role of food in maintaining health

  • Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture

    buylocalfood.org Year: 2013
    Award amount: $105,000.00
    Purpose:

    To build greater local food systems awareness and engagement in Hampden County, MA

  • Daily Table

    dailytable.org Year: 2013
    Award amount: $200,000.00
    Purpose:

    To help launch the pilot store of a new retail grocery concept that will offer food items at a fraction of standard prices, be located in a Boston neighborhood that lacks access to good food, help reduce food waste in the retailing process, and source locally where possible

  • Dorchester Community Food Coop

    dotcommcoop.wordpress.com Year: 2013
    Award amount: $21,000.00
    Purpose:

    To help support the feasibility and planning of a local food cooperative to serve the Dorchester area of Boston

  • Fair Food Network

    fairfoodnetwork.org Year: 2013
    Award amount: $150,000.00
    Purpose:

    A one-year grant and a program-related investment to support the Fair Food Fund – Northeast, a program designed to invest in the local and regional food system infrastructure businesses that support the long term financial viability of small and mid-scale farms in the Northeastern United States

  • Farm Fresh Rhode Island

    farmfreshri.org Year: 2013
    Award amount: $40,000.00
    Purpose:

    For general support to enact their integrated programs of nutrition education, new markets creation and local food distribution

  • Farm to Institution New England

    farmtoinstitution.org Year: 2013
    Award amount: $140,000.00
    Purpose:

    A two-year grant to support the development and implementation of a three-year strategic plan, including the necessary staff coordination and capacity building to carry out the plan

  • Food Solutions New England

    foodsolutionsne.org Year: 2013
    Award amount: $100,000.00
    Purpose:

    For the University of New Hampshire Sustainability Institute to support key backbone functions of the Food Solutions New England initiative

  • Franklin County Community Development Corporation

    fccdc.org Year: 2013
    Award amount: $75,000.00
    Purpose:

    A two-year grant to support the hiring of a Food Business Development Specialist for the Western MA Food Processing Center that will increase the aggregation, processing, storage, distribution, and sales of regionally, grown food

  • Franklin Regional Council of Governments

    frcog.org Year: 2013
    Award amount: $74,025.00
    Purpose:

    To develop a robust, local food system plan for Franklin County that is inspired by and linked to the 2060 New England Food Vision

  • Grow Smart Rhode Island

    growsmartri.com Year: 2013
    Award amount: $40,000.00
    Purpose:

    To continue their work to increase the economic vitality of Rhode Island agriculture and strengthen Rhode Island's food system

  • Hampshire College

    hampshire.edu Year: 2013
    Award amount: $50,000.00
    Purpose:

    To support its Healthy Food Transition program, whose focus is to source all possible food within 150 miles and position it as a leader in higher education dining

  • Health Care Without Harm

    healthyfoodinhealthcare.org Year: 2013
    Award amount: $50,000.00
    Purpose:

    To advance their Healthy Food in Health Care program with hospitals across the six New England states

  • Island Commons Project

    islandcommons.org Year: 2013
    Award amount: $30,000.00
    Purpose:

    To help with planning and fundraising costs in the development of a visionary sustainable living center for Aquidneck Island

  • Maine Farmland Trust

    mainefarmlandtrust.org Year: 2013
    Award amount: $40,000.00
    Purpose:

    To support its efforts to strengthen farmland viability in the state of Maine

  • Maine Food Strategy

    mainefoodstrategy.org Year: 2013
    Award amount: $40,000.00
    Purpose:

    To support Phase Two of the Maine Food Strategy Initiative, which will create a state-wide plan of activities to support sustainable production and accessibility of healthy, local food.

  • Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources

    mass.gov Year: 2013
    Award amount: $50,000.00
    Purpose:

    To launch a comprehensive state-wide strategic food security planning effort in Massachusetts

  • New Entry Sustainable Farming Project

    nesfp.org Year: 2013
    Award amount: $100,000.00
    Purpose:

    To allow it to expand and upgrade its farm equipment and web services to meet expanding demand for its farmer training programs in Greater Boston

  • New Hampshire Food Alliance

    nhfoodstrategy.weebly.com Year: 2013
    Award amount: $40,000.00
    Purpose:

    For the University of New Hampshire Sustainability Institute to continue serving as the backbone organization for the emerging New Hampshire Food Alliance

  • Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group

    nefood.org Year: 2013
    Award amount: $25,000.00
    Purpose:

    For general operating support to continue its leadership as a convenor, educator, and facilitator of the many stakeholders involved in the effort to create a more sustainable, secure and just food system in the Northeast

  • Real Food Challenge

    realfoodchallenge.org Year: 2013
    Award amount: $240,000.00
    Purpose:

    A three-year grant to support the Get Real, New England program, which aims to expand their work in increasing local, ecologically sound, fair and humane food, i.e. “real food”, at the region’s colleges and universities

  • Rhode Island Food Policy Council

    rifoodcouncil.org Year: 2013
    Award amount: $60,000.00
    Purpose:

    For general operating support to continue to coordinate and lead local food system improvement initiatives in Rhode Island

  • Rhode Island Food Policy Council

    rifoodcouncil.org Year: 2013
    Award amount: $50,000.00
    Purpose:

    To support partnering with RIDEM’s Division of Agriculture in the administration and distribution of matching funds for the Local Agriculture and Seafood Act

  • Southside Community Land Trust

    southsideclt.org Year: 2013
    Award amount: $40,000.00
    Purpose:

    For general operating support to continue providing access to land, education and other resources so people in Greater Providence can grow food in environmentally sustainable ways and create community food systems where locally produced, affordable, and healthy food is available to all

  • University of Massachusetts-Amherst

    umassdining.com Year: 2013
    Award amount: $485,000.00
    Purpose:

    To transform their food service program into a model for sustainability and regional procurement, to establish and strengthen regional sources of supply, and to inspire peer institutions to pursue similar goals

  • Urban Farming Institute

    urbanfarminginstitute.wordpress.com Year: 2013
    Award amount: $50,000.00
    Purpose:

    To continue their start-up activities, including recruiting strong leadership, as a new nonprofit in Boston that will support the development of urban agriculture in the City of Boston

  • Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund

    vsjf.org Year: 2013
    Award amount: $78,500.00
    Purpose:

    To support the leadership of the Vermont Farm to Plate Network's Working Group and to support the critical Network Coordination functions which are being managed by the Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund

  • Wholesome Wave

    wholesomewave.org Year: 2013
    Award amount: $140,650.00
    Purpose:

    To continue its multi-year effort focused on strengthening the regional food distribution infrastructure – or food hubs – in New England

  • YMCA of Greater Boston

    ymcaboston.org Year: 2013
    Award amount: $60,000.00
    Purpose:

    To continue their partnership with The Trustees of Reservations’ City Harvest Youth Corps to involve Boston teens in local agriculture and to support the development of a community/teaching kitchen and garden in East Boston

2012

  • Alternatives for Community & Environment

    ace-ej.org Year: 2012
    Award amount: $25,000.00
    Purpose:

    To help launch a youth organizing project, 'Grow or Die: A campaign for food justice and a sustainable Roxbury'

  • American Farmland Trust

    farmland.org Year: 2012
    Award amount: $40,000.00
    Purpose:

    To support two projects that employ a regional-scale approach to enhancing New England's farm and food security

  • American Farmland Trust

    farmland.org Year: 2012
    Award amount: $66,000.00
    Purpose:

    A two-year grant to enable the collaboration between the Conservation Law Foundation, American Farmland Trust, and Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group to fill a critical need for policy analysis and strategy that will serve the whole field of food systems in New England

  • Boston Public Market Association

    bostonpublicmarket.org Year: 2012
    Award amount: $233,000.00
    Purpose:

    To finance the hiring of a development director and administrative assistant and their attendant support services for up to one year

  • Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture

    buylocalfood.org Year: 2012
    Award amount: $50,000.00
    Purpose:

    To allocate the funds across several priority programs in their strategic plan

  • Conservation Law Foundation

    clf.org Year: 2012
    Award amount: $66,000.00
    Purpose:

    A two-year grant to enable the collaboration between the Conservation Law Foundation, American Farmland Trust, and Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group to fill a critical need for policy analysis and strategy that will serve the whole field of food systems in New England

  • Farm Fresh Rhode Island

    farmfreshri.org Year: 2012
    Award amount: $40,000.00
    Purpose:

    To support their core operations as they continue on a bold new path of growth and expansion of their programs of nutrition education, new markets creation and local food distribution

  • Food Solutions New England

    foodsolutionsne.org Year: 2012
    Award amount: $185,000.00
    Purpose:

    For the University of New Hampshire Sustainability Institute to serve as the coordinating body of Food Solutions New England as it embarks on a design process to strengthen a learning/action network to advance a sustainable food system in New England

  • Gardening through Refugee Organizations (GRO) Project

    Year: 2012
    Award amount: $52,250.00
    Purpose:

    to begin the implementation of its strategic planning efforts

  • Grow Smart Rhode Island

    growsmartri.org Year: 2012
    Award amount: $40,000.00
    Purpose:

    To enable them to bring their unique perspective and expertise to the areas of promoting agricultural vitality and strengthening Rhode Island's food system

  • Hartford Food System

    hartfordfood.org Year: 2012
    Award amount: $48,000.00
    Purpose:

    A two-year grant to fund a half-time policy researcher/analyst that will support and greatly broaden Hartford Food System's policy activities and the work and reach of the City of Hartford Advisory Commission on Food Policy for two years

  • Maine Association of Nonprofits

    nonprofitmaine.org Year: 2012
    Award amount: $50,000.00
    Purpose:

    A two-year grant to support the development of the MANP Sustainable Food System Leadership Institute, an ongoing leadership development program that expands the professional, organizational and network capacity of up to 20 young and emerging leaders who are driving Maine's local food movement

  • Maine Food Strategy

    mainefoodstrategy.org Year: 2012
    Award amount: $30,000.00
    Purpose:

    For the University of Southern Maine to play the facilitation and coordination role in the creation of a food plan and supporting implementation network for the state of Maine

  • New England Farmers Union

    newenglandfarmersunion.org Year: 2012
    Award amount: $100,000.00
    Purpose:

    To build its membership base of farms and farmers across New England and build a strong organization that will be a voice for New England food systems at the national level

  • New England Grassroots Environment Fund

    grassrootsfund.org Year: 2012
    Award amount: $50,000.00
    Purpose:

    To build on the work that they began last year, inspiring and supporting community-level initiatives that connect people to local food and to a larger regional food system movement

  • New Haven Food Policy Council

    cityofnewhaven.com Year: 2012
    Award amount: $14,800.00
    Purpose:

    To assist with building support for the New Haven Food Action Plan through community outreach efforts culminating in a Food Summit in October 2012 at City Hall

  • Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group

    nefood.org Year: 2012
    Award amount: $68,000.00
    Purpose:

    A two-year grant to enable the collaboration between the Conservation Law Foundation, American Farmland Trust, and Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group to fill a critical need for policy analysis and strategy that will serve the whole field of food systems in New England

  • Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group

    nefood.org Year: 2012
    Award amount: $25,000.00
    Purpose:

    To build on its twenty years of leadership as a convenor, educator, and facilitator of the many stakeholders involved in the effort to create a more sustainable, secure and just food system in the northeast

  • Nuestras Raices

    nuestras-raices.org Year: 2012
    Award amount: $55,000.00
    Purpose:

    To carry out a year-long strategic planning and board development process

  • Red Tomato

    redtomato.org Year: 2012
    Award amount: $200,000.00
    Purpose:

    A two-year grant to support their core operations as they continue to implement their strategic plan for growth between 2012 and 2015

  • Rhode Island Agricultural Partnership

    rhodyag.com Year: 2012
    Award amount: $50,000.00
    Purpose:

    To address state planning and policy issues that inform local land use planning and controls which directly affect the ability to sustain and increase the level of agricultural production in Rhode Island

  • Rhode Island Food Policy Council

    rifoodcouncil.org Year: 2012
    Award amount: $60,000.00
    Purpose:

    To support several priority initiatives designed to improve their effectiveness as a coordinating body for food systems in the state

  • Shelburne Farms

    shelburnefarms.org Year: 2012
    Award amount: $50,000.00
    Purpose:

    To fulfill the role of facilitator and convenor in region-wide networks focused on sustainable food systems and education

  • Southside Community Land Trust

    southsideclt.org Year: 2012
    Award amount: $40,000.00
    Purpose:

    For general operating support to carry out the final year of its three-year strategic plan

  • Springfield Food Policy Council

    Year: 2012
    Award amount: $270,000.00
    Purpose:

    A two-year grant to finance the hiring of a Springfield Food Policy Council coordinator at the Springfield Partners for Community Action and a policy analyst at Partners for a Healthier Community, and support a community visioning process led by a consultant and staff at PHC for two years

  • The Food Project

    thefoodproject.org Year: 2012
    Award amount: $25,000.00
    Purpose:

    To provide unrestricted support of the organization during a time of leadership transition

  • The Trustees of Reservations

    thetrustees.org Year: 2012
    Award amount: $750,000.00
    Purpose:

    A three-year grant to launch a major agricultural program at Moose Hill Farm in Sharon, MA

  • New Hampshire Food Alliance

    nhfoodstrategy.weebly.com Year: 2012
    Award amount: $36,000.00
    Purpose:

    For the University of New Hampshire Sustainability Institute to continue serving as the backbone organization for the emerging New Hampshire Food Alliance

  • Urban Farming Institute

    urbanfarminginstitute.wordpress.com Year: 2012
    Award amount: $50,000.00
    Purpose:

    To establish the Urban Farming Institute (UFI) as a new nonprofit in Boston that will support the development of urban agriculture in the City of Boston

  • Urban Greens Food Coop

    urbangreens.com Year: 2012
    Award amount: $45,000.00
    Purpose:

    To support their first paid staff position to help them launch the store in 2013

  • Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund

    vsjf.org Year: 2012
    Award amount: $75,000.00
    Purpose:

    To continue their implementation of the Vermont Farm to Plate Strategic Plan

  • Wholesome Wave

    wholesomewave.org Year: 2012
    Award amount: $140,650.00
    Purpose:

    To launch a multi-year effort focused on strengthening the regional food distribution infrastructure - or food hubs - in New England.

  • YMCA of Greater Boston

    ymcaboston.org Year: 2012
    Award amount: $27,000.00
    Purpose:

    To hire five youth from the Dorchester Y to work in the City Harvest Youth Corps program, run by the Trustees of Reservations, during the summer months of 2012

2011

  • Boston Natural Areas Network

    bostonnatural.org Year: 2011
    Award amount: $300,000.00
    Purpose:

    To permanently protect the 16 community gardens and parks in the South End and Lower Roxbury that are currently owned and/or managed by the South End Lower Roxbury Open Space Land Trust

  • Center for an Agricultural Economy

    hardwickagriculture.org Year: 2011
    Award amount: $75,000.00
    Purpose:

    To help support program development and strategic planning in 2012 that will position the organization to build on the momentum it has created and focus its next stage of growth

  • David Freudberg

    humanmedia.org Year: 2011
    Award amount: $75,000.00
    Purpose:

    To initiate the first year of an in-depth radio documentary project called 'The Diet-Climate Connection'

  • Fair Food Network

    fairfoodnetwork.org Year: 2011
    Award amount: $25,000.00
    Purpose:

    To provide support to complete the business planning phase of establishing the Fair Food Fund, which aims to help small and medium-sized New England farms achieve long-term financial viability and environmental sustainability

  • Farm Fresh Rhode Island

    farmfreshri.org Year: 2011
    Award amount: $50,000.00
    Purpose:

    To support their core operations as they prepare for their next stage of growth to meet the rapidly growing demand for their services

  • Farm to Institution New England

    farmtoinstitution.org Year: 2011
    Award amount: $67,200.00
    Purpose:

    To support coordination of the regional partnership and communication efforts that will advance ongoing projects across the region

  • Gardening through Refugee Organizations (GRO) Project

    Year: 2011
    Award amount: $30,000.00
    Purpose:

    For strategic planning with GRO Project partners and others and to plan a pathway forward

  • New England Farmers Union

    newenglandfarmersunion.org Year: 2011
    Award amount: $25,000.00
    Purpose:

    To coordinate the advocacy and educational efforts among four New England organizations who share the goal of sustaining and growing New England agriculture and small-scale fisheries and to support NEFU's core operations

  • New England Grassroots Environment Fund

    grassrootsfund.org Year: 2011
    Award amount: $50,000.00
    Purpose:

    To continue support of its core operations and to experiment with grantmaking that will inspire and support community-level initiatives that connect people to local food and to a larger regional food system movement

  • Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group

    nefood.org Year: 2011
    Award amount: $25,000.00
    Purpose:

    For general operating support to build on its twenty years of leadership as a convenor, educator, and facilitator of the many stakeholders involved in the effort to create a more sustainable, secure and just food system in the northeast

  • Real Food Challenge

    realfoodchallenge.org Year: 2011
    Award amount: $25,000.00
    Purpose:

    To continue the work shifting institutional purchasing on university and college campuses and training young leaders in New England

  • Red Tomato

    redtomato.org Year: 2011
    Award amount: $50,000.00
    Purpose:

    To support their core operations as they implement a four-year plan for growth

  • Southside Community Land Trust

    southsideclt.org Year: 2011
    Award amount: $50,000.00
    Purpose:

    To lead the Rhode Island Food Policy Council's first 12-month implementation phase and for $25,000 of general operating support for Southside Community Land Trust's core programs

  • Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund

    vsjf.org Year: 2011
    Award amount: $50,000.00
    Purpose:

    To support the first year of implementation of the Farm to Plate Strategic Plan

  • Wholesome Wave

    wholesomewave.org Year: 2011
    Award amount: $40,000.00
    Purpose:

    To support a combination of policy and program initiatives that aim to transform local food systems in New England

20101957

  • Prior to the New England Food System Program, the Henry P. Kendall Foundation focused its efforts on land, water and wildlife conservation, nuclear non-proliferation and arms control, and climate change.