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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. 

grant opportunities

The Foundation will award a total of up to $20,000 for grants of up to $5,000 to support projects that will improve an organization’s infrastructure and long-term sustainability, particularly:

  • technology (e.g. website, database, communications)
  • marketing and development
  • staff and board (e.g. training or new or expanded positions)

Five alumni organizations were awarded grants for use by December 2018.