The Nourishing Newark Community Grants Program is a local funding opportunity developed to convene multiple sectors (non-profit organizations, for-profit entities, schools, urban farmers, community gardeners and others) to work collectively and pool resources to more effectively fight food insecurity in our community. The purpose of this grant is to spur the creation of sustainable urban food cooperatives, and community-based healthy food distribution channels. The ultimate outcome of the Nourishing Newark Community Grants Program is to both combat both food insecurity and improve resident’s access to quality, fresh and locally-grown food.
Through this mini-grant program, Greater Newark Conservancy will award Newark public or charter schools between $500-$1,500 to go towards starting or enhancing a school garden / outdoor learning classroom. With our first cycle of grants being complete, we are happy to announce the grantees from this year.