Summer Food and After School Grants
Two Separate Grant Opportunities:
1. Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon "Minigrants" for Summer Food
Thanks to the generosity of numerous donors, Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon is offering SUMMER grants to qualifying organizations to support and expand summer food programs in Oregon.
A limited number of grants between $1,000 and $5,000 are available.
- All awardees must either support or operate programs utilizing USDA funds through the Summer Food Service Program or NSLP Seamless Summer Option.
- Awardees are expected to use funds to expand access to summer meal programs for children in Oregon.
- Examples of activities to “expand access” include: opening new meal sites, adding service days, offering additional meal types, preventing sites from closing OR supporting other organizations in doing so.
- Funds will be considered for the following uses: Equipment, Transportation, Kickoff or Celebration Events, Staffing (up to 50% of any staff's salary), activities or outreach ($500 limit). Food costs will not be funded.
- In addition to providing funds, PHFO will collaborate with each awardee to offer technical assistance, resources and support.
A. Complete the full online application
B. Download the budget template
C. Email your budget and proof of tax exempt status to the contact listed in the application guidence.
2. Oregon Department of Education Start-Up and Expansion Grants (Summer and/or After School)
A limited number of grants up to $20,000 are available. Check our ODE Grant page for updates on available funding and deadlines.
- All awardees must be sponsors of the Summer Food Service Program or At-Risk Afterschool Meal and Snack Program (or have a sponsor application on file with the Oregon Dept of Education).
- Awardees are expected to use funds to expand access to Summer Meal programs and/or At-risk Afterschool Meal and Snack programs for children in Oregon.
- Examples of eligible expenditures include: opening new meal sites (including mobile sites), adding service days, offering additional meal types, and integrating nutrition education or Farm to School curriculum into new or existing programs
More information about grant eligibility and application processes can be found on the Dept of Education website.