We provide funding to Canadian organizations so they can offer impactful food programs in their communities.

 

Market Greens grants

Market Greens is a CFCC program that increases affordable access to nutritious fresh fruits and vegetables. The program aims to promote health and reduce diet-related disease risk, particularly for communities with greater barriers to healthy food access.

Market Greens grants support organizations to offer targeted produce prescriptions that can be redeemed at existing low-cost community markets, or new low-cost markets established under the grant; and, to contribute to the evidence on the impacts of healthy food access through program monitoring and evaluation.

We're now accepting applications for new Market Greens partners! Applications are open until Friday, January 21 at 11:59 p.m. PST. There are two grant streams:

  1. New Market and Produce Subsidies Grant ($70,000 over 2 years)

  2. Produce Subsidies Grant (at an existing market) ($20,000 over 2 years)

Have a look at our Grant Guidelines for all the details.

Here's how to apply:

  1. Create a user account in CFCC’s grant portal, or log in with an existing account.

  2. Complete the online application form. You can save your application form and come back at any time.

  3. Submit your application.

You’ll receive an email confirming that your application has been submitted. We’ll review all applications and then contact applicants by email in February 2022 with the results.

If you have any questions during the application stage, please reach out to us at: marketgreens@cfccanada.ca.

 

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.

We are currently not accepting new requests for support for this grant. We thank you for your interest, and invite you to check back with us in the future.

Current grantees 

British Columbia
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House

Manitoba
FortWhyte Farms

Ontario
Loving Spoonful
Roots to harvest

Quebec
Sirivik
 

FoodFit grants

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.

We are currently not accepting applications for FoodFit grants, please check back for more updates.

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 (the 2020 grant round will be 1 year) 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 

British Columbia

Interior Community Services
Kitsilano Neighbourhood House
Cowichan Green Community Foundation
Britannia Community Services Society
Community Connections Society of Southeastern BC
 Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House
 
Alberta

Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association
Interfaith Food Bank Society of Lethbridge
The Alex Community Food Centre

Manitoba

NorWest Co-op Community Food Centre

 

Saskatchewan

Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Centre

 
Ontario

Mission Services
The Local Community Food Centre
The Table Community Food Centre
Sherbourne Health Centre
Six Nations Health Services
The Seed – Guelph Community Health Centre
Scadding Court Community Centre
South Georgian Bay Community Health Centre
Stonegate Community Health Centre

 
Quebec

Ateliers Je Suis Capable
Share the Warmth / Partageons l'Espoir
 

New Brunswick 
The Ville Co-operative

 

Nova Scotia
The Ville Co-operative

 
Northwest Territories

Inuvik Community Greenhouse