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The United Fresh Start Foundation is focused on one core mission — to increase children’s access to fresh fruits and vegetables.

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Past Community Innovation Grants Recipients

Past Recipients of the Community Grants Program

The United Fresh Start Foundation Community Grants Program was launched at the start of 2017.

Grants of up to $2,500 were awarded in support of programs, events, and activities organized by non-profit, community–based organizations that share the Foundation’s commitment to increasing children’s access to fresh produce and helping kids develop lifelong healthy eating habits.

In 2017 and 2018, the United Fresh Start Foundation collectively granted $100,000 to support Community Grants for over 40 non-profit partners.

2018 Grant Recipients:

  • Ag Against Hunger (Salinas, CA)
  • Alameda Boys & Girls Club (Alameda, CA)
  • Alfond Youth Center (Waterville, ME)
  • Boys & Girls Club of Santa Cruz County (Nogales, AZ)
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Salt Lake (Murray, UT)
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale (Scottsdale, AZ)
  • Community of Hope Ministries (Garner, NC)
  • FeedMore, Inc. (Richmond, VA)
  • Food From Farms (Anacortes, WA)
  • Gowan Science Academy, (Yuma, AZ)
  • Inclusion Connections (Olathe, KS)
  • Lake County Free Clinic (Painesville, OH)
  • Ottawa County Farmers Market (Miami, OK)
  • Performing Arts Center Trust, Inc. (Miami, FL)
  • Students for Eco-Education and Agriculture, Inc. (Ojai, CA)
  • Teen Kitchen Project (Soquel, CA)
  • Western Indiana Community Action Agency, Inc. (Terre Haute, IN)
  • Wolverine Human Services (Detroit, MI)
  • YMCA Camp Greenville (Cleveland, SC)
  • Youth Services Bureau of St. Joseph County (South Bend, IN)

2017 Recipients:

  • Alameda Boys and Girls Club (Alameda, CA)
  • Albany Leadership Charter High School (Albany, NY)
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City (Kansas City, MO)
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Hudson County (Jersey City, NJ)
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County (Seaside, CA)
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Wayne County (Richmond, IN)
  • Children’s Hospital Foundation (Louisville, KY)
  • City Blossoms (Washington, DC)
  • City Harvest (New York, NY)
  • Community Housing Partners (Christiansburg, VA)
  • DC Central Kitchen (Washington, DC)
  • Feeding the Gulf (Theodore, AL)
  • Food Bank of the Rockies (Denver, CO)
  • Food From Farms (Anacortes, WA)
  • Gallatin Valley Farm to School (Bozeman, MT)
  • HMC Food Pantry (Oceanside, CA)
  • Montville Public Schools Nutrition Program (Oakdale, CT)
  • Neighbors Building Neighborhoods (Muskogee, OK)
  • Second Harvest of San Joaquin & Stanislaus County (Manteca, CA)
  • South Tulsa Community House (Tulsa, OK)
  • YMCA Camp Greenville (Cleveland, SC)

For more information about the Community Innovation Grants Program, contact Mollie Van Lieu, Senior Director, Nutrition Policy at 202-303-3403.