Food Security Funding

Below you will find a list of grant and funding opportunities for food security related projects. Please note that there is some overlap in funding opportunities which are available to multiple types of organizations (e.g. businesses and not-for-profits)

Programs for Businesses:

Surplus Food Rescue Program: a limited time program designed to help manage and redirect existing food surpluses towards organizations that are designed to help eliminate food security. *note that the intake for this program is now closed

Aviva Community Fund: a program that provides funding for community resilience and community health related projects.

Nutrition Link Services Society: Offers grants for any activity that contributes to their mission statement of supporting and sponsoring food security projects through nutrition education and food skills building for vulnerable BC residents. Funds can be used to purchase equipment and general operating expenses. *applications open in August and close September 18, 2020.

*Funding specific for food organizations:

Community Food Centres Good Food Access Fund: The Good Food Access Fund helps organizations to provide emergency relief during Covid-19.

Breakfast Club of Canada: Emergency fund to support children across the country during this crisis, especially high-needs neighborhoods, and Indigenous, remote, and fly-in communities. *note that the intake for this funding is currently not accepting new applications

Nutrition Link Services Society: Offers grants for any activity that contributes to their mission statement of supporting and sponsoring food security projects through nutrition education and food skills building for vulnerable BC residents. Funds can be used to purchase equipment and general operating expenses. *applications open in August and close September 18, 2020.

Programs for Not for Profits:

Local Food Infrastructure Fund: a federal funding program which is available until 2024. The premise of the program is to improve infrastructure which will increase food security to vulnerable populations.

Surplus Food Rescue Program: a limited time program designed to help manage and redirect existing food surpluses towards organizations that are designed to help eliminate food security. *note that the intake for this program is now closed

Second Harvest Food Rescue: a program designed to help local food programs access fresh and nutritious food from within the community, thus reducing the waste of good eligible food from local suppliers and businesses.

Aviva Community Fund: a program that provides funding for community resilience and community health related projects.

Nutrition Link Services Society: Offers grants for any activity that contributes to their mission statement of supporting and sponsoring food security projects through nutrition education and food skills building for vulnerable BC residents. Funds can be used to purchase equipment as well as general operating expenses such as staff pay. *applications open in August and close September 18, 2020.

Garden Grant Program: This program aims to help schools and not-for-profits turn outdoor spaces into powerful hands-on learning that connect kids with food.

Programs for Individuals:

Aviva Community Fund: a program that provides funding for community resilience and community health related projects.

Programs for Indigenous Groups:

Local Food Infrastructure Fund: a federal funding program which is available until 2024. The premise of the program is to improve infrastructure which will increase food security to vulnerable populations.

Surplus Food Rescue Program: a limited time program designed to help manage and redirect existing food surpluses towards organizations that are designed to help eliminate food security. *note that the intake for this program is now closed

Indigenous Peoples Resiliency Fund: Designed to help respond to community needs while working to build the long-term resiliency of the community. *note that not-for profits and certain governmental organizations can also be eligible but must prove how the project will benefit the indigenous community.

Aviva Community Fund: a program that provides funding for community resilience and community health related projects.

Nutrition Link Services Society: Offers grants for any activity that contributes to their mission statement of supporting and sponsoring food security projects through nutrition education and food skills building for vulnerable BC residents. Funds can be used to purchase equipment and general operating expenses. *applications open in August and close September 18, 2020.