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Previously Funded Grants

Since 1996, StopWaste has provided more than $8 million in funding to local organizations for innovative projects that decrease the amount of waste generated and sent to the county's landfills, and encourage the development, marketing and use of recycled products. The grants program is currently focused on funding waste prevention and reuse and repair projects. Below is a searchable database of grant recipients from FY 2017-18 to FY 2019-20.

Waste Prevention Equipment Grants
Grantee Location Fiscal Year Amount Description
Tri-City Volunteers Fremont FY19-20 $3,934

Grantee will purchase round trip reusable totes to replace cardboard boxes. This will reduce limited space used in the warehouse so more food can be rescued for donation and distribution in the Marketplace and Bagged Lunch programs.

Tri- Valley Haven Livermore FY19-20 $2,369

Grantee will a combo commercial refrigerator/freezer to recover surplus food to feed people experiencing food insecurity. It is estimated that the Grantee will recover approximately 230,000 lbs. of edible food between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020.

Union City Family Center Union City FY19-20 $4,882

Grantee will purchase reusable totes, reusable pallet wraps, reusable pallet bands or belts, freezer and installation, thermal blankets, and scale to recover surplus food to feed people experiencing food insecurity while reducing the use of disposable transport packaging.

St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church Livermore FY19-20 $2,100

St. Barts will purchase stackable reusable containers and a cart/strap to hold boxes. Containers that are stackable will reduce the amount of storage space in the pantry and increase the space for more food items to be donated. Temperature controlled food storage/transport equipment will also help with perishable items donated from locations and during food distribution at the pantry.

Arsola's Distribution Center and Community Services/Oakland Livermore FY19-20 $7,500

Grantee will purchase reusable totes or bins, a freezer (and installation), hot/cold boxes and reusable coolers to increase the number of homebound people that receive donated by 50 for a total of 200 served, increase the number of unsheltered persons provided with food by 50 persons for a total of 250 persons, and increase recovery of prepared and perishable foods.

Viola Blythe Community Center Newark FY19-20 $4,941

Grantee will purchase a freezer to recovery and safely store surplus food to feed food insecure people. It is estimated that the Grantee will recover and distribute approximately 200 additional Turkeys (~3,000 lbs.) and other perishable foods between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020.

Faces of the East Bay Oakland FY19-20 $8,703

Grantee will purchase and install a freezer, refrigerator, and thermal blankets to support food rescue and distribution by increasing capacity to refrigerate and freeze donated food and increase the amount of food distributed with new temperature controlled food recovery equipment. FACES estimates increasing donations and foods distributed by at least 200%.

Food of God Oakland FY19-20 $1,100

Grantee will purchase reusable totes or bins, reusable coolers, and thermal blankets to recover surplus food to feed people experiencing food insecurity in downtown Oakland.

South Hayward Parish Hayward FY19-20 $7,000

Grantee will purchase reusable transport packaging and/or temperature controlled food storage equipment such as refrigerators, freezers, or hot/cold boxes. It is estimated that the Grantee will recover and distribute approximately 2,000 additional meals between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020.

The Crucible Oakland FY19-20 $2,353

Grantee will purchase and install a commercial refrigerator. It is estimated that the Grantee will recover approximately 5,000 lbs. of edible food to feed underserved students taking classes and camps onsite between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020.

Replate Alameda County FY19-20 $3,845

Grantee will purchase insulated blankets, insulated pan carriers hot/cold packs, and insulated delivery bags to recover surplus food to feed people experiencing food insecurity while reducing the use of disposable transport packaging. It is estimated that the Grantee will recover and distribute approximately 89,700 lbs. of food from Cal Dining between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020.

Berkeley Food Network Berkeley FY19-20 $5,555

Grantee will purchase reusable plastic pallets and totes to replace limited-use wooden pallets and cardboard boxes, temperature controlled food storage equipment to keep recovered food at the proper temperature, and reusable food containers to reduce disposable aluminum trays. It is estimated that the Grantee will recover approximately 200,000 lbs. 1of edible food between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020.

Dorothy Day House Berkeley FY19-20 $6,983

Grantee will purchase two commercial refrigerators and one commercial freezer. As a result of this new equipment, it’s estimated that the Grantee will recover approximately 600 lbs. of edible food a week during the duration of the grant.

Downs Community Development Corporation Oakland FY19-20 $1,650

Grantee will purchase and install a commercial freezer to recover surplus food to feed people experiencing food insecurity.