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root2fruit alumni grants

ECF awards grants for specific capacity building projects to root2fruit alumni organizations. 

The Foundation recognizes that organizations continue to need capacity building opportunities beyond the three-year root2fruit cycle. In 2011 the Foundation established the possibility to apply for one year specific capacity building project grants. These grants are available only to organizations that have previously participated in the three-year root2fruit grants program. Explore the grants archive for a listing of all previous root2fruit grantee organizations. 

Project Budget Template

grant opportunities

In January 2020, the Foundation awarded $30,000 in root2fruit alumni grants to support projects improving organizational infrastructure and long-term sustainability. They are:

Books and Breakfast: Funding stream expansion: $5,000
Evanston Rebuilding Warehouse: Developing e-commerce for reclaimed building materials: $5,000
Farmworker and Landscaper Advocacy Project: Major and Planned Giving program:  $5,000                  Fellowship of Afro-American Men (FAAM): Technology support and upgrades: $5,000
Moran Center for Youth Advocacy: Enhancing data collection for sustainability: $5,000
Reba Early Learning Center: Reba 2.0: $5,000

Applications for 2021 root2fruit alumni grants will be available in late summer 2020.