Newark Fresh, Healthy Food Access Grant


Launched in 2017, this annual, community-determined grant program has partnered with organizations across Newark that are growing the local food system and increasing access to fresh, healthy food. Whole Cities Foundation has offered grant funding between $5,000 and $15,000 to organizations supporting projects in all five wards.

In April 2021, we awarded 12 Newark-led organizations up to $15,000 each to advance community health and fresh food access in the Newark community. This $167,970 investment in local initiatives spans all five city wards.

Whole Cities Foundation reviewed applications in conjunction with the Newark Community Advisory Council, a panel of eight Newark leaders who have lived and worked in the city an average of 25 years. The council determined this year’s grantees by each project’s sustainability and alignment with the foundation’s mission. We are so grateful for the time and effort all applicants contributed to the process, and we can’t wait to see what can grow and bloom from our partnerships this year!


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