Ending hunger: One child, one meal, one champion at a time
ConAgra Foods, the primary funder of the ConAgra Foods Foundation, has a rich heritage of bringing meals to the table. With that knowledge, expertise and passion comes the responsibility to play a leadership role in minimizing potential food experiences for our neighbors at the extremes, either not enough or too much.
The reality is that millions of children are vulnerable to experiencing hunger throughout the year. People don’t see it and some have a hard time believing it exists right here, in our own country. But we know the negative impact of hunger on a child’s future and understand it will take more than food to fight hunger!
The ConAgra Foods Foundation’s Nourish Today, Flourish Tomorrow® platform is dedicated to leading the charge in providing kids with what they need — both access to food and knowledge about food to live active, healthful lives.
Our Nourish Today, Flourish Tomorrow initiative seeks to meet immediate needs and identifies long-term, sustainable solutions in the areas of child hunger and nutrition education. We make strategic investments in community partners to support direct service, capacity building and advocacy.
The ConAgra Foods Foundation initiates grants for national and local partnerships and coordinates an employee-nominated grant process called Nourish Our Communities. On an annual basis, the ConAgra Foods Foundation invites qualified charitable organizations to apply for its Community Impact Grants program.
Determine Strategic Fit
Potential grantees should carefully review our program overviews, funding guidelines and criteria to determine if their project or program matches our Foundation’s funding priorities for charitable investments. Our Foundation’s grant program is competitive, and organizations that best align with our goals and objectives in our core focus areas have the greatest opportunity to be awarded a grant to address child hunger in the United States.
Community Impact Grants Program
The ConAgra Foods Foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals and will only consider requests submitted through the Community Impact Grants program at the designated time annually. The guidelines for the Community Impact Grants Program are generally available by mid-December of each calendar year.
Please note: The Community Impact Grants Program will not be accepting requests for 2014. The Foundation is using the next year to assess the results and impact of the program to identify the best opportunities to enhance our grant investments in the future. Please check back in December 2014 for new information on how to apply for support through the Community Impact Grants Program. To review a list of 2013 winners, please click here.