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Feeding Tomorrow Fund Grants

IFT members can request grants that support a project to ensure a safe, nutritious food supply for everyone. The following outlines the process and timeline to request funding for programs in alignment to advance the mission of Feeding Tomorrow.

Overview of Process

  • IFT component group (i.e., division, section, member group) contacts Feeding Tomorrow staff to share interest in submitting a grant. Feeding Tomorrow staff to share process requirements for proposal. 
  • IFT component group submits proposal to Feeding Tomorrow staff. Feeding Tomorrow staff will review the proposal and notify the grant applicant of request outcome via email.

Basis for Funding Decision

The IFT Board of Directors ensures that the portfolio of funded programs, services and initiatives are of high quality and represents the mission to bring the most creative and innovative minds to the science of food and to help them improve the world. The Selection Team makes funding decisions based on current priorities, objectives, and mission.  

It is the expectation that all funded projects will be expected to submit a final report that outlines project impact and progress to be utilized for annual reporting and/or future grant funding opportunities.

Grant Proposal Information

Details on grant proposal requirements are outlined below. If you have questions or require additional information, please contact the Feeding Tomorrow Staff. A PDF of the grant proposal requirements and application process is also available for download.

Download Grant Proposal PDF

Proposals are accepted on an ongoing basis must be received no later than 90 days prior to the proposed event. Proposals and reviewed monthly by the foundation’s Board of Trustees leadership team.

Applicants are encouraged to contact the Feeding Tomorrow at any point in the process to discuss their project. 

Proposals must include the following and should be no more than four pages:

A cover letter

  • A cover letter written by a volunteer chair of the IFT division, section, or workgroup. The letter should include a brief introduction of the organization or group, the goals of their project, and why they believe this project is a fit with Feeding Tomorrow mission and strategic priorities.

Project overview

  • Project title
  • Length of project
  • Estimated total project cost (non-itemized)
  • Number and type of project participants (e.g., students, age 15-18, underrepresented population)
  • Basic project description (2500 characters or about 1/4 page)

Project design

  • Describe the basic design of the project, including supporting information about participants, measures, and primary outcomes to be evaluated.  (7500 characters or about 1.5 pages)

Detailed project description
Goals and objectives (overall goals and measurable objectives)

  • Statement of need and issue being addressed (why is this program important and how will it create the change needed)
  • Target population
  • Methodology (expected activities)
  • Expected impact and outcomes (long and short term)
  • Evaluation plan with measures for assessing project impact and outcomes
  • Involvement of other community organizations and description of their involvement
  • Start and End dates of project
  • Nature of project (one-time or ongoing)
  • Plan for acknowledging Feeding Tomorrow support

Project impact

  • Describe how results will benefit food science and technology profession and industry. (ie: how the profession will use the information). Describe how expected outcomes will support a safe, nutritious and sustainable food supply for everyone. (2500 characters or about 1/4 page)

Project budget – proposal can request $500–$5,000

  • Line item budget, including any in-kind support for the project
  • Line item sources of income to cover the anticipated expenses
  • Mission
  • Brief description of current priorities, programs, activities, and/or accomplishments
  • Populations served (demographics and numbers)
  • Annual organizational budget
  • Board roster with names and affiliations
  • Letters of support from organizations with key input or interest in the project
  • Relevant news articles
  • Organizational newsletters
  • Any other data you wish to be considered

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