Grants History

We have had the honor of partnering with the farmers, producers, distributors, organizers, advocates, educators, and leaders of business and community that make up the growing movement for a healthy and sustainable food system. We work closely with each of the partners below to ensure that the impact of their work goes well beyond a single grant fund or project.

2019

  • Adams Cheshire School District
    Website
    acrsd.net
    Year
    2019
    Award
    $25,000.00
    Purpose
    A two-year grant to support Cornerstone Grown Farm to School program and continue the progress made through the Massachusetts Farm to School Institute.
  • Codman Academy
    Year
    2019
    Award
    $38,000.00
    Purpose
    A two-year grant to support Lettuce Grow Codman, their Farm to School initiative and continue the progress made through the Massachusetts Farm to School Institute.
  • Daily Table
    Year
    2019
    Award
    $1,500,000.00
    Purpose
    A three-year grant to support the expansion beyond two store locations.
  • FoodCorps
    Year
    2019
    Award
    $30,000.00
    Purpose
    A six-month planning grant to explore the catalyzing power of Food Corps in New England
  • Groton Public Schools
    Year
    2019
    Award
    $84,174.00
    Purpose
    A two-year grant to support the district’s Farm to School program and continue the progress made through the Northeast Farm to School Collaborative Summer Institute.
  • Hawlemont Regional Elementary School
    Year
    2019
    Award
    $36,851.00
    Purpose
    A two-year grant to further expand their Farm to School program, Hawlemont, Agriculture, and You (HAY) and continue the progress made through the Massachusetts Farm to School Institute.
  • Lamoille North Supervisory Union Public Schools
    Website
    lnsu.org
    Year
    2019
    Award
    $62,152.00
    Purpose
    A two-year grant to support the district’s Farm to School program and continue the progress made through the Northeast Farm to School Collaborative Summer Institute.
  • Lamoille South Supervisory Union Public Schools
    Year
    2019
    Award
    $25,000.00
    Purpose
    A two-year grant to increase the sustainability of their existing Farm to School program and continue the progress made through the Northeast Farm to School Collaborative Summer Institute.
  • Sidney Central School District
    Year
    2019
    Award
    $38,370.00
    Purpose
    A two-year grant to solidify and expand their Farm to School initiatives and continue the progress made through the Northeast Farm to School Collaborative Summer Institute.

2018

  • Amherst College
    Year
    2018
    Award
    $50,000.00
    Purpose
    A one-year grant to support a Dining Program 'Green Dean' who will work to grow student engagement, capture and track data, and set goals for continued improvement for the college's local food program.
  • Boston Public Schools
    Year
    2018
    Award
    $393,500.00
    Purpose
    A two-year grant to accelerate and institutionalize the purchasing, preparation, marketing, and student consumption of fresh, local, sustainable foods in conjunction with an on-going city-wide transformation of its food service operations
  • Chicopee Public Schools
    Year
    2018
    Award
    $50,000.00
    Purpose
    A two-year grant to build on the success of ChicopeeFRESH by developing peer mentoring and training for other schools throughout Massachusetts
  • Connecticut Farm to School
    Website
    ct.gov
    Year
    2018
    Award
    $225,000.00
    Purpose
    A two-year grant to support a strategic planning and implementation project that will build momentum around Farm to School programming in Connecticut
  • Daily Table
    Year
    2018
    Award
    $200,000.00
    Purpose
    A one-year grant to provide additional support for the recently-opened second Boston location
  • Farm to Institution New England
    Year
    2018
    Award
    $300,000.00
    Purpose
    A two-year grant to support FINE in their role to support the mobilization of institutions in the transformation of New England's food system
  • Food Solutions New England
    Year
    2018
    Award
    $325,000.00
    Purpose
    A two-year grant to support key backbone functions of the Food Solutions New England network
  • FoodCorps
    Year
    2018
    Award
    $50,000.00
    Purpose
    A one-year grant to support FoodCorps Massachusetts in expanding and strengthening the program to transform how schools procure, prepare, and provide food to students throughout the Commonwealth
  • Maine Farm to School Network
    Year
    2018
    Award
    $100,000.00
    Purpose
    A two-year grant to support a reinvigoration of the statewide network through the hiring of a full-time staff person to lead the implementation of a recently-completed strategic plan
  • Massachusetts Farm to School
    Year
    2018
    Award
    $150,000.00
    Purpose
    A two-year grant to expand their Farm to School Institute, and increase engagement with MA school districts
  • Massachusetts Food System Collaborative
    Year
    2018
    Award
    $100,000.00
    Purpose
    A two-year grant to support a part-time staff person to work with their network of farming organizations in Massachusetts to implement advocacy and other support projects
  • New Hampshire Farm to School
    Year
    2018
    Award
    $200,000.00
    Purpose
    A two-year grant to support capacity-building for New Hampshire Farm to School, including professional development, community coordination, and technical support
  • New Hampshire Food Alliance
    Year
    2018
    Award
    $45,000.00
    Purpose
    A one-year grant to support the University of New Hampshire Sustainability Institute in its role as the backbone organization for the growing New Hampshire Food Alliance's pursuit of statewide Viability Initiative goals
  • Northeast Farm to School Collaborative
    Year
    2018
    Award
    $100,000.00
    Purpose
    A one-year grant to help advance strategic activities to expand Farm to School across the Northeast
  • Rhode Island Food Policy Council
    Year
    2018
    Award
    $50,000.00
    Purpose
    A one-year grant to help identify opportunities to improve the statewide policy environment to support farm to school efforts throughout the state
  • Springfield Public Schools
    Year
    2018
    Award
    $275,000.00
    Purpose
    A two-year grant to initiate, develop, and sustain meaningful student and community engagement in its new Culinary & Nutrition Center as it is completed and opened
  • Vermont Farm to Plate
    Year
    2018
    Award
    $150,000.00
    Purpose
    A two-year grant to support the Vermont Farm to Plate statewide network.

2017

  • Boston College
    Website
    bc.edu
    Year
    2017
    Award
    $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."
  • Boston Public Schools
    Year
    2017
    Award
    $20,000.00
    Purpose
    A one-year grant to cover membership to the Urban School Food Alliance, a nationwide network that unites large urban districts to leverage their purchasing power
  • Connecticut Food System Alliance
    Year
    2017
    Award
    $40,000.00
    Purpose
    A one-year grant to support and strengthen the development of the Connecticut Food System Alliance
  • Farm Fresh Rhode Island
    Year
    2017
    Award
    $125,000.00
    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
    Year
    2017
    Award
    $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
    Year
    2017
    Award
    $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
    Award
    $50,000.00
    Purpose
    A one-year grant to support FSNE's New Narrative strategy project
  • Franklin County Community Development Corporation
    Website
    fccdc.org
    Year
    2017
    Award
    $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
    Year
    2017
    Award
    $40,000.00
    Purpose
    To continue the work of GSRI to increase the economic vitality and strength of Rhode Island agriculture
  • Maine Food Strategy
    Year
    2017
    Award
    $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
    Year
    2017
    Award
    $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
    Year
    2017
    Award
    $50,000.00
    Purpose
    To support the implementation of the Massachusetts Local Food Action Plan
  • Mount Holyoke College
    Year
    2017
    Award
    $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
  • New Hampshire Food Alliance
    Year
    2017
    Award
    $45,000.00
    Purpose
    A one-year grant to support the UNH Sustainability Institute in its role providing coordination and communication for the growing NH Food Alliance
  • Northeast Farm to School Collaborative
    Year
    2017
    Award
    $100,000.00
    Purpose
    A one-year grant to support the newly rebranded network and its members in professional and peer-to-peer learning that strengthens Farm to School in each state and throughout the Northeast
  • Red Tomato
    Year
    2017
    Award
    $75,000.00
    Purpose
    A one-year grant to provide general operating support, and to further expand Red Tomato's farm to institution customer base throughout the region
  • Social Enterprise Greenhouse
    Year
    2017
    Award
    $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
    Year
    2017
    Award
    $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
  • The Food Voice
    Year
    2017
    Award
    $25,000.00
    Purpose
    A one-year grant to assist the new nonprofit in their first year of operations
  • University of Massachusetts - Amherst
    Year
    2017
    Award
    $275,000.00
    Purpose
    A one-year grant to support UMASS Dining to continue three interrelated projects focused on transforming its regional food procurement practices

2016

  • American Farmland Trust
    Year
    2016
    Award
    $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
    Year
    2016
    Award
    $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
    Year
    2016
    Award
    $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
    Year
    2016
    Award
    $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
    Website
    clf.org
    Year
    2016
    Award
    $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
    Year
    2016
    Award
    $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
    Award
    $150,000.00
    Purpose
    A one-year grant to provide additional support for its expansion to a second Boston site
  • Farm Fresh Rhode Island
    Year
    2016
    Award
    $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
    Year
    2016
    Award
    $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
    Website
    fccdc.org
    Year
    2016
    Award
    $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
    Year
    2016
    Award
    $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
    Website
    noharm.org
    Year
    2016
    Award
    $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
    Year
    2016
    Award
    $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
    Year
    2016
    Award
    $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
    Year
    2016
    Award
    $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
    Year
    2016
    Award
    $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
    Website
    nesawg.org
    Year
    2016
    Award
    $15,000.00
    Purpose
    A grant to support the 2016 "It Takes a Region" conference as well as organizational strategic planning
  • Real Food Challenge
    Year
    2016
    Award
    $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
    Year
    2016
    Award
    $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
    Year
    2016
    Award
    $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
    Year
    2016
    Award
    $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
    Year
    2016
    Award
    $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
    Website
    smith.edu
    Year
    2016
    Award
    $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
    Year
    2016
    Award
    $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
    Website
    vsjf.org
    Year
    2016
    Award
    $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
    Year
    2016
    Award
    $2,016.00
    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
    Year
    2015
    Award
    $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
    Year
    2015
    Award
    $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
    Year
    2015
    Award
    $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
    Year
    2015
    Award
    $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
    Year
    2015
    Award
    $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
    Year
    2015
    Award
    $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
    Year
    2015
    Award
    $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
    Year
    2015
    Award
    $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
    Website
    fccdc.org
    Year
    2015
    Award
    $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
    Year
    2015
    Award
    $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
    Year
    2015
    Award
    $45,000.00
    Purpose
    To support and strengthen the growth of the Connecticut Food System Alliance
  • Island Commons Project
    Year
    2015
    Award
    $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
    Year
    2015
    Award
    $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
    Year
    2015
    Award
    $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
    Year
    2015
    Award
    $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
    Year
    2015
    Award
    $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
    Year
    2015
    Award
    $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
    Website
    nesawg.org
    Year
    2015
    Award
    $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
    Year
    2015
    Award
    $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
    Year
    2015
    Award
    $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
    Year
    2015
    Award
    $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
    Year
    2015
    Award
    $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
    Year
    2015
    Award
    $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
    Year
    2015
    Award
    $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
    Year
    2015
    Award
    $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
    Website
    uri.edu
    Year
    2015
    Award
    $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
    Year
    2015
    Award
    $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
    Year
    2014
    Award
    $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
    Year
    2014
    Award
    $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
    Year
    2014
    Award
    $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
    Year
    2014
    Award
    $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
    Year
    2014
    Award
    $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
    Year
    2014
    Award
    $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
    Website
    codman.org
    Year
    2014
    Award
    $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
    Year
    2014
    Award
    $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
    Year
    2014
    Award
    $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
    Website
    clf.org
    Year
    2014
    Award
    $25,000.00
    Purpose
    To conduct outreach and education around the newly-released publication, New England Food Policy: Building a Sustainable Food System
  • ecoRI
    Website
    ecori.org
    Year
    2014
    Award
    $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
    Year
    2014
    Award
    $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
    Year
    2014
    Award
    $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
    Year
    2014
    Award
    $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
    Year
    2014
    Award
    $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
    Year
    2014
    Award
    $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
    Award
    $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
    Website
    noharm.org
    Year
    2014
    Award
    $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
    Year
    2014
    Award
    $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
    Year
    2014
    Award
    $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
    Year
    2014
    Award
    $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
    Year
    2014
    Award
    $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
    Year
    2014
    Award
    $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
    Website
    nesawg.org
    Year
    2014
    Award
    $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
    Year
    2014
    Award
    $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
    Year
    2014
    Award
    $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
    Year
    2014
    Award
    $50,000.00
    Purpose
    To support a strategic planning process for Massachusetts Farm to School
  • Red Tomato
    Year
    2014
    Award
    $100,000.00
    Purpose
    For general operating support and to generate their next strategic plan
  • Rhode Island Agricultural Partnership
    Year
    2014
    Award
    $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
    Year
    2014
    Award
    $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
    Website
    smith.edu
    Year
    2014
    Award
    $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
    Year
    2014
    Award
    $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
    Year
    2014
    Award
    $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
    Year
    2014
    Award
    $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
    Website
    vsjf.org
    Year
    2014
    Award
    $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
    Year
    2014
    Award
    $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
    Year
    2013
    Award
    $50,000.00
    Purpose
    To support gardener education, particularly around soil practices
  • Boston Public Market Association
    Year
    2013
    Award
    $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
    Year
    2013
    Award
    $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
    Year
    2013
    Award
    $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
    Year
    2013
    Award
    $105,000.00
    Purpose
    To build greater local food systems awareness and engagement in Hampden County, MA
  • Daily Table
    Year
    2013
    Award
    $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
    Year
    2013
    Award
    $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
    Year
    2013
    Award
    $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
    Year
    2013
    Award
    $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
    Year
    2013
    Award
    $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
    Year
    2013
    Award
    $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
    Website
    fccdc.org
    Year
    2013
    Award
    $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
    Website
    frcog.org
    Year
    2013
    Award
    $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
    Year
    2013
    Award
    $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
    Year
    2013
    Award
    $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
    Website
    noharm.org
    Year
    2013
    Award
    $50,000.00
    Purpose
    To advance their Healthy Food in Health Care program with hospitals across the six New England states
  • Island Commons Project
    Year
    2013
    Award
    $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
    Year
    2013
    Award
    $40,000.00
    Purpose
    To support its efforts to strengthen farmland viability in the state of Maine
  • Maine Food Strategy
    Year
    2013
    Award
    $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
    Year
    2013
    Award
    $50,000.00
    Purpose
    To launch a comprehensive state-wide strategic food security planning effort in Massachusetts
  • New Entry Sustainable Farming Project
    Website
    nesfp.org
    Year
    2013
    Award
    $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
    Year
    2013
    Award
    $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
    Website
    nesawg.org
    Year
    2013
    Award
    $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
    Year
    2013
    Award
    $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
    Year
    2013
    Award
    $60,000.00
    Purpose
    For general operating support to continue to coordinate and lead local food system improvement initiatives in Rhode Island
    Award
    $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
    Year
    2013
    Award
    $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
    Year
    2013
    Award
    $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
    Year
    2013
    Award
    $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
    Website
    vsjf.org
    Year
    2013
    Award
    $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
    Year
    2013
    Award
    $140,650.00
    Purpose
    To continue its multi-year effort focused on strengthening the regional food distribution infrastructure Ñ or food hubs Ñ in New England
  • YMCA of Greater Boston
    Year
    2013
    Award
    $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
    Website
    ace-ej.org
    Year
    2012
    Award
    $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
    Year
    2012
    Award
    $40,000.00
    Purpose
    To support two projects that employ a regional-scale approach to enhancing New England's farm and food security
    Award
    $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
    Year
    2012
    Award
    $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
    Year
    2012
    Award
    $50,000.00
    Purpose
    To allocate the funds across several priority programs in their strategic plan
  • Conservation Law Foundation
    Website
    clf.org
    Year
    2012
    Award
    $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
    Year
    2012
    Award
    $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
    Year
    2012
    Award
    $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
    $52,250.00
    Purpose
    To begin the implementation of its strategic planning efforts
  • Grow Smart Rhode Island
    Year
    2012
    Award
    $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
    Year
    2012
    Award
    $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
    Year
    2012
    Award
    $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
    Year
    2012
    Award
    $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
    Year
    2012
    Award
    $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
    Year
    2012
    Award
    $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 Hampshire Food Alliance
    Year
    2012
    Award
    $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
  • New Haven Food Policy Council
    Year
    2012
    Award
    $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
    Website
    nesawg.org
    Year
    2012
    Award
    $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
    Award
    $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
    Year
    2012
    Award
    $55,000.00
    Purpose
    To carry out a year-long strategic planning and board development process
  • Red Tomato
    Year
    2012
    Award
    $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
    Year
    2012
    Award
    $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
    Year
    2012
    Award
    $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
    Year
    2012
    Award
    $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
    Year
    2012
    Award
    $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
    $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
    Year
    2012
    Award
    $25,000.00
    Purpose
    To provide unrestricted support of the organization during a time of leadership transition
  • The Trustees of Reservations
    Year
    2012
    Award
    $750,000.00
    Purpose
    A three-year grant to launch a major agricultural program at Moose Hill Farm in Sharon, MA
  • Urban Farming Institute
    Year
    2012
    Award
    $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
    Year
    2012
    Award
    $45,000.00
    Purpose
    To support their first paid staff position to help them launch the store in 2013
  • Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund
    Website
    vsjf.org
    Year
    2012
    Award
    $75,000.00
    Purpose
    To continue their implementation of the Vermont Farm to Plate Strategic Plan
  • Wholesome Wave
    Year
    2012
    Award
    $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
    Year
    2012
    Award
    $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
    Year
    2011
    Award
    $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
    Year
    2011
    Award
    $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
    Year
    2011
    Award
    $75,000.00
    Purpose
    To initiate the first year of an in-depth radio documentary project called 'The Diet-Climate Connection'
  • Fair Food Network
    Year
    2011
    Award
    $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
    Year
    2011
    Award
    $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
    Year
    2011
    Award
    $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
    $30,000.00
    Purpose
    For strategic planning with GRO Project partners and others and to plan a pathway forward
  • New England Farmers Union
    Year
    2011
    Award
    $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
    Year
    2011
    Award
    $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
    Website
    nesawg.org
    Year
    2011
    Award
    $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
    Year
    2011
    Award
    $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
    Year
    2011
    Award
    $50,000.00
    Purpose
    To support their core operations as they implement a four-year plan for growth
  • Southside Community Land Trust
    Year
    2011
    Award
    $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
    Website
    vsjf.org
    Year
    2011
    Award
    $50,000.00
    Purpose
    To support the first year of implementation of the Farm to Plate Strategic Plan
  • Wholesome Wave
    Year
    2011
    Award
    $40,000.00
    Purpose
    To support a combination of policy and program initiatives that aim to transform local food systems in New England

1957

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.