Potential Program Funders
Action Against Hunger (ACF International Network) is recognized worldwide as a leader in the fight against hunger, delivering emergency aid and long-term assistance to people in more than 40 countries. They specialize in emergency situations of war, conflict, and natural disaster. The organization's ultimate goal is to help vulnerable populations regain self-sufficiency for long term sustainability. Action Against Hunger's approach integrates nutrition, water and sanitation, food security, and health programs.
Albertsons helps create healthy and thriving communities by supporting non-profit, 501(c)(3) organizations whose primary mission fits the following focus areas: hunger relief programming and food distribution, promoting nutrition education, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle through diet, and environmental stewardship.
Allen Foundation, Inc. supports four main programs: (1) the education and training of mothers during pregnancy and after the birth of their children so good nutritional habits can be formed at an early age; (2) the training of persons to work as educators and demonstrators of good nutritional practices; (3) the dissemination of information regarding healthful nutritional practices and habits; and (4) in limited situations they will consider making grants to help solve immediate emergency hunger and malnutrition problems.
Brother’s Brother Foundation (BBF) promotes international health and education in 40 countries through the efficient and effective distribution and provision of donated medical, educational, agricultural, and other resources. All BBF programs are designed to fulfill its mission by connecting people’s resources with people’s needs.
Cargill Foundation provides direct grants for regional, national, and global partnerships and provides matching grants for selected local projects supported by its businesses. Cargill seeks to build sustainable communities by focusing its human and financial resources in three areas: nutrition and health, education, and environmental stewardship.
Community Food Projects (CFP) are administered by the US Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture. CFP projects are designed to increase food security in communities by bringing the whole food system together to assess strengths, establish linkages, and create systems that improve the self-reliance of community members. These grants are intended to help eligible private nonprofit entities that need a one-time infusion of federal assistance.
ConAgra Foods Foundation seeks to partner with impactful organizations that address childhood hunger and nutrition needs in the communities where their employees live and work. While any organization that is working to address community needs is eligible for funding, preference will be given to those that seek to provide children and their families with access to food and nutrition education.
European Federation of Food Banks represents and supports food banks in Europe.
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) supports sustainable solutions that get at the root causes of hunger and poverty. From immediate relief to connecting people to resources they need to produce food and gain access to clean water, education, health care, and sources of income, ELCA helps communities strive for long-term, sustainable change.
Feeding America (former Second Harvest) has a network of more than 200 regional food banks and food-rescue organizations and serves all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. It distributes food and grocery products to more than 70,000 local charitable food programs including food pantries, soup kitchens, women's shelters, Kids Cafes, Community Kitchens, and other organizations that provide emergency food assistance. Check the Feeding America Food Bank Locator for an affiliate or food bank in your area to discuss the possibility of partnering to end hunger in your community.
Feinstein Foundation seeks to end hunger in America through educational programs, political advocacy, and an annual challenge to end hunger. While the foundation does not accept grant proposals, every spring a $1,000,000 challenge is offered to all organizations that want to participate and earn funds. Visit their website [http://www.feinsteinfoundation.org/] to learn how you can use the foundation’s money to fight hunger.
Food Banks Canada represents and supports food banks in Canada.
Food Security and Nutrition Network provides resources, tools, and training materials for organizations working to end hunger.
Fundsnet Services provides a list of funders dedicated to feeding the hungry.
Giant coordinates through its Public Affairs Department, the community relations programs, to provide funding and in-kind assistance to hundreds of charitable events and causes every week—schools, churches and synagogues, civic community groups, and more. They focus on hunger relief programs, education, and wellness initiatives.
Hillshire Brands strives to demonstrate corporate responsibility by combating domestic hunger and taking a holistic approach to healthy weight through energy balance, diet and nutrition education, and physical activity. As part of their commitment, they support the communities where employees live. Efforts are concentrated on the headquarters area of metropolitan Chicago and facility locations around the country.
Kroger Company's Family of Stores has three giving opportunities for hunger and health-related issues depending on what stores serve your area. This site links to The Kroger Co. Foundation, The Fred Meyer Foundation, and The Ralphs/Food 4 Less Foundation.
MAZON responds to hunger issues in America. About six percent of its funds are granted to organizations in Israel and poor countries. Some MAZON grants provide assistance to charitable food programs serving hungry people. The largest grants support efforts that go beyond immediate provision of food and work to provide long-term solutions; improve the reach and effectiveness of government food assistance programs (e.g., food stamps, WIC, etc.); and provide counseling, assistance, and training to increase the self-reliance of low-income people.
Michigan State University offers a compilation of webpages and books of potential interest to nonprofit organizations seeking funding opportunities relevant to human and social justice issues. On the left menu bar at the site, the select "World Relief" for potential funding sources for hunger-related services.
Operation Blessing addresses the hunger crisis in the United States by being the critical link between food producers and its hungry neighbors. Using a fleet of Hunger Strike Force trucks and a huge network of local helping agencies, they deliver goods and other essentials to pantries and food kitchens. Internationally they provide nutritious meals to orphans, the elderly, and others facing food shortages. In addition they look for the best ways to avert hunger in the future by providing vegetable seed and livestock to ensure secure food sources for people in the months and years to come.
The Presbyterian Hunger Program (PHP) provides grants to programs addressing hunger and its causes around the world. Grants support efforts in five PHP program areas: Direct Hunger Relief, Development Assistance, Public Policy Advocacy, Lifestyle Integrity, and Hunger Education. Direct grants are not limited to Presbyterian congregations, and this offers an excellent partnering opportunity.
Society of St. Andrew Gleaning America's Fields ~ Feeding America's Hungry is an ecumenical Christian ministry that feeds the hungry all year long by saving fresh, nutritious produce that would otherwise go to waste. The Society of St. Andrew is a Christian ministry, which adheres to Christian principles of good stewardship. Therefore, more than 96 % of all funds raised by the Society of St. Andrew are spent on direct delivery of food and services to the hungry. The food received is donated, costs are basically for transportation and packaging, volunteers donate labor, and the program is operated in conjunction with existing food distribution organizations such as food banks. Over the last several years deliveries totaled more than 355 million pounds of food to the 48 contiguous United States and the District of Columbia.
WhyHunger is an excellent resource for information, as well as referrals to food donors, volunteers, potential funders, and individuals seeking food for local organizations that are in their database.
World Hunger is dedicated to building a world in which the abundance of food that God has provided is fairly and justly distributed, all are fed, and there is peace in all the earth.