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

We fund organizations through three grants streams: Child and Youth Innovation, FoodFit, and Market Greens.

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

Current grantees 

British Columbia
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House

FortWhyte Farms

Loving Spoonful
Roots to harvest


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.

Grant round will open October 21, 2019. Read the grant guidelines here.

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

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


NorWest Co-op Community Food Centre



Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Centre


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


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

Market Greens grants

Market Greens is a new CFCC program that increases affordable access to fresh fruits and vegetables through subsidized community markets, targeted financial incentives, and produce prescriptions. The program aims to promote health and reduce disease risk, particularly for communities with greater barriers to healthy food access who are more vulnerable to diet-related conditions such as heart disease and diabetes.

Market Greens grants support organizations to establish new affordable fruit and vegetable markets and offer targeted financial incentives that can be redeemed for fresh produce at new and existing affordable markets.

We are currently accepting applications for the 2020 Market Greens Grant Round. Read the Grant Guidelines in English and French to learn more about the grant program, eligibility requirements and how to apply. Applications will be accepted until January 24, 2020.

To apply in French, please download and complete the application and the budget template for existing markets and for new markets.