Featured Foundation Grants
October 1, 2016 – December 31, 2016



Surplus fruits and vegetables grown by farmers are excellent sources of produce for local food shelves. This $50,000 grant from AgriBank will help us source produce donations, and get this nutritious food to hungry people throughout our region.

Gordon and Margaret Bailey Foundation


With the resources provided by this general operating grant from the Gordon and Margaret Baily Foundation, we will be able to provide for 60,000 meals for hungry households in our local communities.

Birmingham-Dorsey Charitable Trust of the U.S. Bank Private Client Reserve


1 in 10 Minnesota households is food insecure. General operating support from the Birmingham-Dorsey Charitable Trust will help us provide food to thousands of children, adults, families and seniors this year.

Otto Bremer Trust


Fresh fruits and vegetables are necessary for good health. With this $175,000 grant from the Otto Bremer Trust, we will have the resources we require to secure millions of pounds of produce donations this year, and distribute them to hungry people throughout our region.

Otto Bremer Trust


This grant from the Otto Bremer Trust will allow us to bring thousands of pounds of produce to hungry people in the winter months.

Feeding America


With this grant, we will create a Member Lead Regional Cooperative to source and distribute a greater amount—and variety—of fresh fruits and vegetables, in partnership with food banks from across the Midwest.

George Family Foundation


A recent Boston Consulting Group study demonstrates how integration between the health care and hunger relief sectors to increase food access could add an estimated 30 – 45 million meals for food insecure patients annually. The $75,000 grant from the George Family Foundation will help us implement and evaluate such partnerships through FOODRx.

Michael Foods


Fresh produce is often too expensive to purchase at the grocery store for families that rely on food shelves. This $35,000 grant from Michael Foods will help fund our Produce Strategy this year, bringing fresh fruits and vegetables to thousands of hungry households.

Sit Investment Associates Foundation


This general operating grant from Sit Investment Associates Foundation will ensure Second Harvest Heartland can add much-needed 135,000 meals to the regional hunger relief system.

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