The ConAgra Foods Foundation partners with some of the nation's top non-profit organizations that are making a difference in communities from coast to coast. We actively seek partnerships with results-driven organizations that provide high-impact direct service programs; strategically build their capacity to reach more children and/or leverage their expertise in outreach and community building to enhance public policy; and increase awareness of the issue of child hunger locally, regionally and nationally. Some of our key national partnerships include:
Dedicated more than $37 million to Feeding America, including our $10 million, five-year pledge, the largest donation ever made to the organization specifically dedicated to fight child hunger. Our commitment has helped Feeding America expand efforts nationally through:
Kids Cafe: after-school program national expansion
Hunger Free Summer: summer food program expansion
Map the Meal Gap: county-level child hunger data
Child Hunger Corps: leadership development initiative
Committed more than $1.2 million to support increased enrollment and participation in the federal child nutrition programs and capacity building for key national organizations.
Granted nearly $1 million to support culturally sensitive nutrition education through Promotores de Salud and advocacy efforts to enhance national policies that impact Hispanic families
Comer Bien: Video and storybanking project addressing the challenges of nourishing Latino children and families
The ConAgra Foods Foundation also invests in impactful grassroots organizations through the Community Impact Grants Program. Since 2009, the ConAgra Foods Foundation's Community Impact Grants Program has invested more than $1.4 million in 35 non-profit organizations across the country, which brings innovative solutions to fight child hunger in the communities they serve.
Going forward, the Community Impact Grants Program will not be accepting unsolicited requests. The Foundation is using the next year to pilot a targeted anti-hunger approach, with a focus on the company's operating communities. Results and lessons from this pilot will inform future grant investments to ensure Foundation funding yields maximum impact. Please check back in December 2015 for new information on how to apply for support through the Community Impact Grants Program.