We provide funding to Canadians organizations so they can offer impactful food programs in their communities.
We fund organizations through two grants streams: Child and Youth Innovation, and FoodFit.
Child and Youth Innovation grants
This grants stream supports Good Food Organizations and Community Food Centres to offer hands-on programs for children and youth that teach food skills and encourage positive attitudes towards healthy food. Grants last one year, and grantees are required to share their models, resources, and results with other grantees and our partners organizations.
To apply for this grant you must be a current Good Food Organization member. Learn more about our Good Food Organization program here.
The 12-week FoodFit program helps people living on low-incomes who experience barriers to healthy eating and exercise to set goals, learn skills, and make measurable changes in overall health and fitness. Program sessions focus on developing food skills and nutrition knowledge, and group physical activity. Though a motivating environment and supportive group dynamic, FoodFit helps participants make lasting changes to their health.
FoodFit grants support organizations to run the FoodFit program. Successful applicants are trained by CFCC staff on the FoodFit curriculum.
Our granting approach
- Information: Trainings, learning intensives, and resources support grantees throughout the term of the grant;
- Inspiration: Grantees document and share program successes with others;
- Implementation: Multi-year grants and community of practice.
Funding can only be made to registered Canadian charities or other qualified donees such as incorporated not-for-profit organizations with audited financial statements.
Current and past grantees
Cedar Cottage Neighbourhood House
LUSH Valley Food Action Society
Nishnawbe Aski Nation
Interior Community Services
Gordon Neighbourhood House
Nelson Food Cupboard
Kitsilano Neighbourhood House
Food Action Society of the North Okanagan
South Vancouver Neighbourhood House
Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association
Interfaith Food Bank Society of Lethbridge
The Alex Community Food Centre
Midwest Food Resources Project
Black Creek Community Farm
The Stop Community Food Centre
Parkdale Food Centre
YWCA Peterborough Haliburton
Eden Food For Change
Carrefour Alimentaire Centre-Sud
NDG Food Depot
Share the Warmth / Partageons l'Espoir
Ecology Action Centre
Qayuqtuvik Food Centre