To help you consider the time commitment and understand the requirements for the Letter of Interest submission, we have provided detail on exactly what is asked below.

What questions are asked as part of the LOI submission process?

Applicant Information 

  • Project Title 
  • Primary applicant:
    • Organization name
    • Primary contact: name, title, email and phone number


  • Institutional Partner (K-12 or Higher Ed)
  • If the institution isn’t the primary applicant:
    • Institution name
    • Primary contact: name, title, email, and phone number
    • Do you have an established relationship with this partner/what is the nature of your relationship with them?
  • All primary applicants, institutions, and partners should be based in New England. If your project team has partners based outside of New England please explain why this resource/expertise cannot be sourced or found within the region.

  • Additional Project Partners: please list all additional partners and their role in the food value chain (for example: community organization, farmer, food hub, policy advocate). Please use the following formatting for additional partners:
    • Partner: name and location 
    • Contact: name, title, email, phone number
    • Do you have an established relationship with this partner/what is the nature of your relationship with them?

Project Information 

Please briefly explain your project idea in up to two pages. We will evaluate Letters of Interest in relation to the above criteria. Basic background on your organization may be provided or supplemented through attached documentation (see next section). 

Please also address the following in your letter: 

  • How do you propose to use the Prize funding, if awarded
  • What difference or impact your proposed use of funding would have on building capacity or strengthening pathways for increasing the sourcing, serving, or use of regional food on higher education and/or K-12 academic campuses in New England
  • What role(s) will institutional and other project partners play in this project 
  • Which group(s) would benefit most as a result of your project and how
  • How would your project address injustice and inequity in the regional or local food system
  • Total amount of funding requested (between $25,000 and $200,000) 
  • Over what period of time do you plan to spend this funding (up to two years)

Additional Information 

  • How did you hear about this Prize? [checkboxes]
    • General email announcement from the Henry P. Kendall Foundation 
    • Direct email from a Henry P. Kendall Foundation team member 
    • Email from another organization (please specify which organization(s)) 
    • Social media of another organization 
    • Other (please specify)
  • Document Upload: If your organization hasn’t previously applied for funding from the Henry P. Kendall Foundation, and you’d like to provide us with additional information about your organization, feel free to submit background material here (ex. Annual report, website page(s), recently presented slide deck, mission/vision/values statement, organizational history, etc.). This is not required for the LOI submission. Should your file exceed the size limit, please send it to

Where do we submit our Letter of Interest? 

Please submit your Letter of Interest via our grant portal. If you have not applied for a grant with us in the past, you will need to create an account. Follow directions at the link.  

We look forward to hearing from you!