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Sustainable & Community-Centered Solutions to Alleviate Food Insecurity in San Diego county - apply by Dec 17

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted November 27, 2021 from Brazil
Expired on December 16, 2021
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Food insecurity—the state of being without reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food—is an ongoing problem facing many San Diego County residents which has only been exacerbated by the pandemic.

Lower-income communities and communities of color disproportionately face limited access to fresh, healthy, and culturally-appropriate food.

For this funding cycle, the San Diego Women’s Foundation (SDWF) will grant funding to organizations working towards long-term solutions to reduce food insecurity in these communities.

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Eligibility Criteria:
1. Organizations that are exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. Organizations working with a fiscal sponsor (an organization willing to administer the grant if awarded) that meet these criteria are also eligible.
2. Organization located in or providing services to San Diego County.
3. Each applicant organization may submit only one proposal per grant program area.

Collaborative proposals, in which two or more organizations share funding and work jointly to implement a program or connected services, are eligible for funding.

We are accepting letters of inquiry from nonprofit organizations working towards long-term, sustainable, and community-centered solutions to alleviate food insecurity in areas with low-access to fresh, healthy, and culturally-appropriate food.

We will prioritize organizations that bring community voices to this work and we encourage coordinated and collaborative efforts across organizations.

Most grant awards are US$25,000 to US$60,000.

Each grant is awarded for a 12-month period. This grant cycle begins on July 1, 2022 and ends on June 30, 2023.

Organizations seeking a grant from SDWF must first submit a Letter of Inquiry (LOI).

The deadline for LOI submission is December 17, 2021 at 5:00 PM.

Incomplete or late LOIs will not be accepted.

Full proposals will be subsequently requested from organizations that successfully meet LOI criteria and are selected by SDWF grant reviewers.

For more information, please visit https://www.sdfoundation.org/grantseekers/apply-for-assistance/#4scf

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Nov 27, 2021
Nov 27, 2021

Friendly reminders:
1. Find and analyze open and closed grants opportunities that interest you. Try to discover:
• what they have in common, and
• how you can think ahead / plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Gather or update paperwork (certificates, attests, statements, resumes, letters of recommendation, etc.) and information usually required by calls such this one.
3. Write - baby steps... - and discuss a project draft, to validate within your group the priorities of the proposal(s) and to train your grant writing skills as well.
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal / project. Start NOW!
5. Do visit regularly the World Pulse website to make customized searches for grant opportunities. How?
a) Click on the Menu (left upper corner);
b) Type the name of your country in the search area (blank space); click enter;
c) Click on Filters;
d) Click on Resource;
e) Browse the results (opportunities) that will show up, by chronological order of posting.
6. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network.
7. Share the opportunities that do not apply to you but can interest others.
8. Instead of copying this posting in order to share it, please forward the link of this page (repost it). Hence more people will get to know World Pulse, this website and / or its Resource Exchange section.

Best regards,

Ana Isabel

Jill Langhus
Nov 29, 2021
Nov 29, 2021

Thanks, Ana.