The National Foundation to End Senior Hunger (NFESH) is pleased to announce a Request for Applications (RFA) for What A Waste Service Grants. The purpose of this RFA is to encourage organizations to work with NFESH to implement the What A Waste program in sites throughout the United States. In order to do so, NFESH will provide grants of services and materials valued at approximately $35,000 to each organization that is selected to participate.
What A Waste Program General Overview: What A Waste is an innovative solution developed by NFESH and designed especially for senior nutrition programs to help them save money, improve operations, expand services and engage seniors in food waste separation, measurement and gardening.
Organizations that provide meals primarily to seniors (age 60+) in a congregate setting and/or through home delivery. Meal preparation can be self-operated or catered, on-site or remote.
Organizations must be a tax-exempt public charity described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code
Priority will be given to organizations that submit proposals that include one or more of the optional Innovation, Inclusion or Composting categories below.
Application Process: The application process will begin with the organization submitting a Letter of Application (LOA). The LOA is due by 5:00 pm EDT on February 19, 2016. NFESH may contact applicants to gather further information or to clarify information in the LOA. Awardees will be notified by email of their acceptance by February 26, 2015. At that time, they will be given specific instructions and due dates for submitting their final acceptance. All selected grantees must sign the NFESH Agreement for Non-Profit Services as part of the final acceptance.