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GIVE! additional resources

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Applicant Tips

If you are currently working on an application, here are a few tips on successful applications:

  • Keep your answers clear and succinct.
  • Demonstrate a clear need for your project or goal.
  • Articulate the necessity of your project and provide quantifiable outcomes.
  • Define how your project will impact the community.
  • Exhibit a range of funding sources for the project.
  • Sign up for our newsletter, or follow us on social media to be alerted when the next application rounds open, and other Co-op details and events.

Questions? Email growlocalfoodfund@wholefoods.coop

Please Note: The GLFF program is newer to WFC, with the first recipients being funded in 2021. As the program grows and we gain feedback from our GLFF Selection Committee and Grantees components of scoring and timelines for applications and awards are subject to change.

Grow Local Food Fund Grant Details

  • The maximum grant request is $7000.
  • Download a fillable W-9 PDF here. Recipients will need to print, sign, and send to complete the process.
  • Applicants of past grant cycles who were not awarded funding are encouraged to reapply but must complete the application again.
  • 501c3 non-profit organizations are excluded from applying but encouraged to apply for our Non-Profit Support Program. Applications will open again in late summer 2024 for 2025.
  • At this time, producers of wellness supplements and pet food are excluded.