Recent Environmental Program Grant Awards

Rake by Tim Sackton

2016 Grants
Franklin County CDC/Fiscal Agent for MA Food System Collaborative, Greenfield, MA, $25,000
General support for the Collaborative to implement the MA Local Food Action Plan.

Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture, S. Deerfield, MA, $25,000
For an outreach and communications project.

Conservation Law Foundation, Boston, MA, $25,000
To expand and enhance the work of the Legal Services Food Hub in Massachusetts.

Mill City Grows, Lowell, MA $25,000
To design and build outdoor education centers at each of MCG’s two urban farms.

Third Sector N.E./Fiscal Agent for New Entry Sustainable Farming Project, Lowell, MA $25,000
To extend a strategic planning consultation in order to implement the fundraising recommendations of the strategic plan.

Boston Area Gleaners, Waltham, MA, $25,000
To work with a consultant to create a customized inventory management system to expand the agency’s ability to glean and distribute local produce to food banks and food pantries.

Third Sector N.E./Fiscal Agent for The Carrot Project, Boston, MA, $25,000
To work with a senior fellow for one year on client coordination, tracking and evaluation.

2015 Grants

Eat Fresh Jane & TinaLovin’ Spoonfuls, Boston, MA, $75,000 over 3 years 
To bring Lovin’ Spoonfuls’ Food Recovery Program to MetroWest. This grant is in partnership with the MetroWest Health Foundation, the Foundation for MetroWest, and Middlesex Savings Bank Charitable Foundation.

Franklin County CDC, Greenfield, MA, $25,000
Interim funding to establish the Massachusetts Food System Collaborative, an alliance of stakeholders working to implement the recommendations of the recently-completed Mass. Food System Plan.

Gulf of Maine Research Institute, Portland, ME. $40,000
To fund a market analysis to understand the potential scale and scope of a Maine aquaculture market.

N.E. Grassroots Environment Fund, Newmarket, NH $40,000
To support NEGEF’s work providing small grants and other support to New England-based grassroots groups.

Penobscot East Resource Center, Stonington, ME, $80,000 over two years
General support for the organization’s work supporting fishing communities in eastern Maine.

Rake photo courtesy of Tom Sackton