About the IFT Feeding Tomorrow Fund

The foundation of IFT was founded in 1985, to be agents of change in the food science industry who are building a diverse pipeline of new talent for the field and harnessing the experience of our partners to feed the world now and into the future. In September 2022, the Foundation joined IFT as a single 501c3 organization.

Our Vision

An enduring culture of support for the world’s next generation of professionals in the science of food for a safe, nutritious, and sustainable food supply for everyone.

Our Mission

To bring the most creative and innovative minds to the science of food and to help them improve the world. 

Our Promises

To Motivate:
We promise to encourage the best young minds to pursue careers in the science of food. The world needs the brightest minds engaged in the science of food in order to meet the challenges ahead of us to feed a projected population of 9 billion in 2050. 

To Support:
We promise to encourage, promote and reward excellence of students pursuing careers in the science of food. Our scholarship program is one of the largest in the nation rewarding undergraduate and graduate students for their dedication to their future profession.   

To Leverage:
We promise to bring together the collective knowledge of our community to pursue food and nutrition solutions for those in need. Knowledge is power. And with a global IFT community of over 60,000 strong, the foundation will contribute knowledge toward food and nutrition solutions, in particular for those at the bottom of the economic pyramid. 

Have a question? This page provides answers to the most commonly asked questions about Feeding Tomorrow. If you don’t find what you’re looking for here, email us at [email protected].

How can I contribute to the foundation?
It is through the generous donation of our supporters that we are able to support talented and passionate students. Donations can be given online. Any size donation is sincerely appreciated.

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How can I get involved?
IFT would not be able to do its work without the time, effort, and dedication of our generous volunteers. Visit our volunteer page to learn more about the many opportunities to give back.

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How can I contact Feeding Tomorrow?

Contacting IFT is easy. Please note that our offices are open Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (CT).

Email: [email protected]
Phone: +1.800.438.3663

When was Feeding Tomorrow established?
Learn more about the foundation’s history.

Where does IFT receive its funding from?
IFT receives funding through generous donations from the individual, private, and public funding sources. IFT does not receive government funding. 

Is my donation to IFT tax-deductible?
Yes, IFT is qualified under U.S. Internal Revenue Code 501(c)(3). Donations to IFT are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law in the United States. For other countries, please check with your local tax adviser regarding tax deductions of charitable contributions.

Donor Impact

Feeding Tomorrow’s 2020–2021 annual report showcases the acceleration of our efforts and the impact of our donor’s contributions.

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