According to the Washington Post, almost 17 million, or 22.5 percent, of children in the United States didn't have enough food to eat in 2008. With the increase in hunger, food pantries and other organizations that provide food to needy families need increased funding. Luckily, there are many foundations that provide funding to these programs.
Action Aid International USA
Action Aid International USA provides funding to programs that provide food to low income families. To apply for a grant, which range from $5,000 to $25,000, send a letter telling them about your program.
Action Aid International USA 1420 K St., N.W., Ste. 900 Washington, DC 20005-2507 (202) 835-1240 http://www.actionaidusa.org
America Gives Back
America Gives Back provides grants for programs that provide nutritious foods to needy children. The grants range from $10,000 to $30,000. To apply for these grants, send a letter telling them about your program and the need in the community.
America Gives Back 9720 Wilshire Blvd., 4th Fl. Beverly Hills, CA 90212-2021 (818) 684-3000 http://www.americagivesback.org/
Children's Hunger Fund
The Children's Hunger Fund is trying to wipe out childhood hunger by giving grants, between $2,000 and $165,000, to nonprofit organizations. To apply for these grants, begin by sending a full description of your program, along with associated costs.
Children's Hunger Fund P.O. Box 7085 Mission Hills, CA 91346-7085 (818) 899-5122 http://www.childrenshungerfund.org
Feeding America provides grants to nonprofit organizations that are serving hungry children and families across the country. You can apply for these grants by sending a one to two page letter describing your program and the need in the community. Grants range from $5,000 to $25,000.
Feeding America 35 E. Wacker Dr., Ste. 2000 Chicago, IL 60601-2200 (312) 263-2303 http://www.feedingamerica.org/
Share Our Strength
Share Our Strength provides funding to programs that help to alleviate hunger in families across the country. Grant funds range from $2,500 to $50,000. To apply, send a letter, up to two pages, telling them about your program.
Share Our Strength 1730 M St., N.W., Ste. 700 Washington, DC 20036-4553 (202) 393-2925 http://www.strength.org
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