Financing

NEW FUNDING OPPORTUNITY:

On May 21, 2020, Reinvestment Fund announced a request for applications for the 2020 round of the Healthy Food Financing Initiative (HFFI) Targeted Small Grants program!

The 2020 HFFI round, funded by USDA and authorized by the Farm Bill, makes $3 million in grant funds available for food retail and enterprises working to improve access to healthy food in underserved areas, to create and preserve quality jobs, and to revitalize low-income communities.

Read more here, and submit your application by July 10. 


Are you looking for money to finance your healthy food access project?

Businesses are typically funded with a combination of equity and debt. Equity can be composed of a business owner’s personal or organizational assets, investments from friends and family, grants, private venture capital, and mission-based equity investors. Foundations along with public sector and financial institutions are increasingly funding healthy food projects, and more opportunities are created each year in response to national, state, and local advocacy campaigns and policy efforts.

Explore the sections below to find examples of targeted healthy food access resources and those that focus on job creation and retention, public health, small business development, or agricultural production.