We are pleased to offer annual grants for tax-exempt charitable or educational organizations that are making a difference in the global community through food and hospitality, or advancing education and philanthropy. Grants are awarded in amounts determined by the Board based on funds available for that year. Specific rules and criteria must be met before an applicant will be considered.
The Grant application deadline is February 1, 2021.
Please direct any questions to email@example.com.
- Monday, February 1, 2021 Applications due by 5 pm EST
- Friday, February 26, 2021 Funding requests submitted by Committee to Board for approval
- Monday, March 1, 2021 Board Meeting to Review Applications
- TBD Board Votes to Approve Application
- TBD Grant Recipients Announced April or May 2021
- Grant Recipients recognized at Spring General Meeting
- October 2021 6-month Update Report Due from Grant recipients
Click below for documents.
Grant Application Guide
PAST GRANT RECIPIENTS
An important part of our chapter's mission is to support women throughout our industries and especially those in need. Our grant recipients this year represent a cross-section of worthy organizations that warrant our assistance.
Crossroads Community Food Network's Young Women's Summer Cooking Club
Crossroads' Young Women's Cooking Club strives to connect at-risk, teen-aged women in the Takoma/Langley communities to healthy eating information and access, culinary skills, and unique farm to table experiences to further strengthen their simultaneous participation as Crossroads' volunteers. Our grant funds will cover ingredient and supply costs for cooking classes, as well as scholarship funds for ServSafe Food Handler certification. Upon completion of the program, each participant will also receive a gift certificate in the form of produce vouchers for the market.
Campus Kitchens Project at University of Maryland Eastern Shore's Rockville Campus
The Campus Kitchens Project is a service program for students in UMES's Hospitality and Tourism Management program that delivers fresh, healthy, kid-friendly family-sized meals to families experiencing homelessness. CKP collaborates with The Dwelling Place, a supportive housing agency, Wells Robinson, a sober living community, and Nourish Now, a food rescue organization. Our grant will be used to support ingredient and meal production costs, as well as leadership training opportunities for the volunteer students.
Eco City Farms
Eco City is a nonprofit urban agriculture and educational center located in Prince Georges County, Maryland that serves the predominately low income and working-class communities of color adjacent to their two farms in Bladensburg and Edmonston. Eco City experienced significant damage to its growing spaces this winter from the record cold weather and wind storms that reduced their capacity to grow and distribute healthy food and to protect new seedlings from cold. Our grant will be used to repair, replace, and reinforce all growing spaces and structures.
WANDA (Women Advancing Nutrition Dietetics and Agriculture)
WANDA empowers women and girls of African descent in food, agriculture and nutrition through mentorship, service leadership, and training opportunities. Our grant will support the development of programming for WANDA's Sisterhood of the Soil retreat at Black Dirt Farm in Calvert County and the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Museum, as well as Little Wanda Garden Day in Ward 8.