Apply to Receive a Community Enrichment Grant from Slow Food Middle Tennessee

Slow Food Middle Tennessee is currently accepting grant applications from food-related entities in Middle Tennessee whose work embodies the Slow Food mission of “good, clean, and fair food for all.” We aim to support local organizations that meet a clear community need, represent a diversity of people and causes, and contribute to those who will efficiently use the funds.

Applicants might include farmers, food truck owners, restaurateurs, food shop owners, school and community garden coordinators, entrepreneurs, or other individuals/organizations.

Application Deadline: December 13

Here’s how Plant the Seed, an organization that helps bring garden-based learning to elementary schools, utilized the $1,000 Blossom Award it received in 2018:

“Garden club members took full advantage of their time in the garden by stirring up fresh herbal lemonade with handpicked herbs from the garden beds and getting their hands dirty after snack-time. This time in the garden meant a lot to the third graders, who built the garden at this site, because they no longer had Plant the Seed as a part of their class-time throughout the week.”

We are excited to announce that we are continuing to expand our grant program in 2019, now in its third year. We will be awarding a total of $6,000 with grants available in three different amounts:

  • Blossom Award ($1,000)

  • Sprout Award ($500)

  • Seed Award ($250)

Questions? Email middletn@slowfoodusa.org