Farm to School Canada Grants 2020

(Photos from left to right: Lambton-Kent Composite School, Dresden, ON; Bruce Penn, Lions Head, ON; Immaculate Heart, Cornerbrook, NL, Sir Guy Carleton Secondary, Ottawa, ON)

Farm to Cafeteria Canada, in partnership with the Whole Kids Foundation, is pleased to share details of the third round of Farm to School Canada Grants:

Access the Grant Guidelines
Complete the online Grant Application*
Since 2016, we are proud to have partnered with Whole Kids Foundation to bring Farm to School to 91 schools and more than 35,000 K-12 students, in 5 provinces to get healthy local, sustainable food on the minds and plates of Canadian students.  The partnerships and investment for this grant cycle,  announced in May 2019, will enable at least 30 more schools across Canada to experience the joy of Farm to School.

In light of wide-spread school closures and the far-reaching community impacts of COVID-19
we are postponing the Farm to School Canada Grants submission deadline. More details here:
Grant Deadline Extended

What are the grants?

Delivered directly to schools, the grants are designed to bring more of the local harvest into schools where it is featured in a salad bar meal service, using the Farm to School Approach. The goal? To see more students and school communities engaged in:

  • Growing
  • Purchasing
  • Harvesting
  • Cooking
  • Serving
  • Learning about, and
  • Eating….

Healthy, local and sustainable foods at school!

  • The maximum amount of funding available per school is $10,000
  • All project deliverables must be met by June 2022
  • There will be 30 salad bar grants available in this round.

Who can apply?

For the first time ever, we’re pleased to announce that applications are open to ALL schools, kindergarten to grade 12, across Canada’s 10 provinces and 3 territories.

For more information, please refer to the 2020 Grant Guidelines.

Key dates

January 1, 2020 –
grant application window OPENS
January 28, 2020 –
grant application webinar in ENGLISH (watch here)
January 30, 2020 –
grant application webinar in FRENCH (watch here)
TBD, 2020
grant application window
May 15, 2020
grant recipients notified
September 2020
grant recipient schools commence their programs
June 30, 2022
program deliverables complete

How to apply

Applications will be accepted online, beginning January 1, 2020 and must be submitted by Friday March 27, 2020. It is strongly advised that all prospective applicants complete the following steps BEFORE completing the online application form:

  1. Thoroughly review the 2020 Grant Guidelines and our Farm to School Salad Bar page
  2. Watch our recent webinars providing a step-by-step review of the grant and live Q&A.
    • Watch the English Webinar
    • Watch the French Webinar
  3. Prepare responses to the full grant application using this template. (Note: this is provided as a work sheet only. Grant applications must be submitted using the online form.)
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