Newark Fresh, Healthy Food Access Grant


Calling all Newark, New Jersey-led organizations with projects that help broaden access to fresh, healthy food and nutrition education: The 2021 Newark Fresh, Healthy Food Access Grant window is now open! Due to inclement weather, we have decided to extend the application deadline until Tuesday, February 23rd at 10:59pm EST.

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 will offer grant funding between $5,000 and $15,000 to each selected organization and hopes to support projects in all five wards.

To apply:


  • Review the eligibility criteria here to ensure this grant would be a good fit for your work.
  • Click the link to access our application on Submittable. If you have applied previously, please enter your email and password to get started. If you are new to Submittable, please create an account.
  • Upload your materials to your application. Please be prepared to upload:
    • 5-10 media released, high-res photos
    • IRS 501(c)3 Letter of Determination
    • Funding Request Form (Download here)
    • Organizational Financial Statement Form (Download here)


Applications due by Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 10:59pm EST.


View a sample of the 2021 Newark Grant Application here.

Questions? Please reach out to

In April 2020, we awarded 11 Newark-led organizations up to $15,000 each to advance community health and fresh food access in the Newark community. This $150,000 investment in local initiatives spans all five city wards. Since 2017, we have awarded grants between $5,000 and $15,000 to 26 organizations championing innovative ways to grow community health in Newark.

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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