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You may be surprised by some of these grant opportunities from major corporations.



Corporate Grants


Clif Bar Famly Foundation

Criteria includes: address our funding priorities from a holistic perspective; protect Earth's beauty and bounty; create a robust, healthy food system, increase opportunities for outdoor activity, reduce environmental health hazards, build stronger communities.


Coca-Cola Water Stewardship Grant

The Coca-Cola Company has a grant program that focuses on water stewardship. The goal of this program is to support access to clean water and sanitation, watershed protection in water-stressed regions, and education and awareness programs that promote water conservation within communities.


Dean Foods

The Dean Foods Foundation focuses its work in four areas – childhood nutrition, youth leadership, dairy stewardship, and disaster relief.


General Mills 

Foundation grants cover the nearly $27 million donated by the General Mills Foundation to nourish communities by supporting:

Hunger and nutrition wellness, education


Whole Foods

Whole Planet Foundation's mission is poverty alleviation in developing-world communities where Whole Foods Market® sources products.



Corporate LOANS


Whole Foods Market's Local Producer Loan Program (LPLP)

Whole Foods Market's Local Producer Loan Program (LPLP) provides up to $10 million in low-interest loans to small, local producers. Whole Foods believes in supporting local farmers and producers. It wants to make it easier for them to grow their businesses and bring more local products to market. Loans range from $1,000 to $100,000 and can be for things like purchasing more animals, investing in new equipment, or converting to organic production. Whole Foods minimizes the fees, interest rates, and paperwork that can often get in the way of a small local farm or business taking the next step to expand its operations.

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