Grants for Child Nutrition Programs

Contact: Marcella Miller

Child Hunger Prevention Manager

Email, (503) 595-5501, ext. 307

Summer Meals Support Fund

Thanks to the generosity of individual and corporate donors, Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon has been able to offer grants for expanding Summer Food Service Programs (SFSP) in Oregon since 2009. Over the last six years, our efforts have raised and distributed over $500,000 to over 108 schools and nonprofits across the state, serving 31 counties. These organizations were able to start, expand, or sustain over 328 summer meal sites and serve over 700,000 meals as a direct result of these grant funds. We look forward to supporting more incredible meal programs in 2015.

2015 Summer Meals Support Fund - Grant Application

The 2015 Summer Meals Support Fund Grant cycle in now open. Applications will be accepted from March 9th – April 17th, 2015. Before beginning this application, please read the Summer Meals Support Fund Guidelines (PDF, 138kb). If awarded, by agreeing to accept those funds recipients are entering into an agreement with Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon acknowledging that they will adhere to the requirements outlined on the Guidelines form. 
Grant requests should be made for an amount between $1,000 and $5,000. If your request is for less than $1,000 we recommend that you look for opportunities within your local business community to meet the needs of your program.
Supplemental Material: It's required that you submit a project budget in addition to your application. Please submit the following materials by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 17th, 2015.
  1. Grant Application Form: submit online via a Google Form. You may download the applications questions (PDF, 145kb) to help prepare.

  2. Project Budget: a downloadable template can be found here (Word, 65kb).

The budget may be submitted by email to or by mail* to:

Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon
Attn: Marcella Miller
712 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Suite 202
Portland, OR 97214
*Budgets should be recieved by Friday, April 17th, 2015.

2015 Summer Meals Support Fund - Donate

If you want to contribute to efforts to expand access to nutrition programs, like the Summer Meal Support Fund, please consider making a donation. Your donation supports our work to prevent hunger across Oregon. 

Oregon Dept. of Education Start-Up and Expansion Grants

(Summer and/or After School Meal Programs)

A limited number of grants up to $20,000 were authorized by the state during the 2013-2015 biennuim. All funds have currently been expended. Check our ODE Grant page for updates on available funding and deadlines.

More information about grant eligibility and application processes can be found on the Dept of Education website.