Grants & Opportunities

The application period for the 2017-2018 Seed Grants and Capital Equipment Grants is now closed.

This portion of the website lists the grants and opportunities made available by Food Bank of Central New York for our partner agencies.

The Food Bank is dedicated to providing our partner agencies with a wide range of resources including grants, food safety trainings, workshops teaching healthy behaviors, and food demonstrations.

For questions or more information, please contact Alissa Tubbs, Agency Relations Manager, at (315) 437-1899 ext. 261.

New Grant Opportunities for Emergency Food Programs: November 1, 2017 - October 31, 2018

Food Bank of Central New York is offering two additional grant opportunities funded through the Hunger Prevention and Nutrition Assistance Program (HPNAP). These are two different grant opportunities and require two separate applications if an agency is interested in applying for both.

Grants will be awarded on a competitive basis. Submission of an application does not guarantee that your funding request will be granted. Specific instructions are detailed in the grant guidelines. The due date for both applications is 4:30 pm on February 28, 2018.

Seed Grant:

Emergency Food Programs may apply for funding, up to $3,000, to purchase locally grown, fresh produce direct from farmers through Seed Grants. Similar funding was provided in previous years through Produce Mini Grants.

Seed Grant Guidance
Seed Grant Application
Seed Grant FAQ

Capital Equipment Grant:

Emergency Food Programs in need of capital equipment may apply for funding for new food service equipment items.

Capital Equipment Grant Guidance
Capital Equipment Grant Application