Apply by March 14: $1.1 Million in Grant Funding for Waste Prevention

StopWaste is offering grants with a total of $1.1 million available in funding for projects in six categories. The focus is on innovative approaches to preventing waste in Alameda County and supporting local communities.
  • Food Waste Prevention & Recovery: Up to $30,000 per grant for projects that prevent food waste through product or process redesign or recovery and redistribution of surplus edible food to feed people. For businesses, nonprofits, institutions, and K-12 school districts. 

  • Surplus Food Donation Equipment: Up to $10,000 per grant for storage and transport equipment to recover or donate surplus edible food that would otherwise go to waste. For nonprofits only.  

  • Community Food Systems: Up to $10,000 per grant for locally focused projects that prevent food waste while improving food access, equity, economic opportunity and community health. For businesses, nonprofits, and institutions. 

  • Reusable Foodware: Up to $25,000 per grant for innovative projects that replace single-use, disposable foodware with reusable systems and build reusable foodware infrastructure. For businesses, nonprofits, institutions, and K-12 school districts. 

  • Reuse & Repair: Up to $25,000 per grant for projects that prevent disposal or recycling in favor of repair, reuse, recovery, and redistribution of goods and materials. For businesses, nonprofits, and institutions. 

  • Reusable Transport Packaging Equipment: Up to $10,000 per grant for reusable equipment such as crates, bins and pallet wrap to replace limited-life packaging used in manufacturing, transportation and/or distribution. For businesses, nonprofits, institutions, and K-12 school districts. 

For details visit www.StopWaste.org/Grants  Application deadline is March 14, 2024.