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Community Outreach Grant Program

The Community Outreach Grant program is designed to help reduce the amount of organics, specifically edible food, going to landfill by providing varying amounts of funding to nonprofit organizations who provide services to, or whose members are comprised of residents in Alameda County. The Agency is soliciting applications from nonprofit organizations that have the capacity and desire to work with their local community, membership, or congregation to build awareness and engagement in reducing food waste at the household level.

There are two opportunities for funding under the Community Outreach Grants for Food Waste Reduction. Interested organizations are encouraged to apply to only one grant. Please find details on the two opportunities below:


Community Outreach Mini-Grant for Food Waste Reduction (up to $5K):

This grant is aimed at reaching a large number of people through sharing information and resources via social media and existing networks. The maximum grant award is up to $5,000 per organization, and may be used at the awardee’s discretion.

Download Application Materials


Community Outreach Grant for Food Waste Reduction (up to $10K):

This grant includes more in-depth outreach with community members, including tracking at-home data to provide deeper insight into successes and challenges to adopting food waste reduction behaviors. The maximum grant award is up to $10,000 per organization, and must be used to support new or existing projects that address the issue of wasted food going to landfill.

Download Application Materials