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A regional food bank serving 1 in 5 Alameda County residents through 240 partner agencies. In 2016, it was awarded Food Bank of the Year by Feeding America.

Amount
Year
Purpose
Giving Areas
$300,000
2019

general support , $300,000 per year for three years in FY 2019-20, FY 2020-21, and FY 2021-22 (payment one of three, total grant amount $900,000)

food security
$90,000
2018

Client Voice Pilot and Rollout

food security
$225,000
2018

general support, $225,000 per year for three years, effective July 2016 (payment three of three, total grant amount $675,000)

food security
$225,000
2017

general support, $225,000 per year for three years, effective July 2016 (payment two of three, total grant amount $675,000)

food security
$150,000
2016

Client Data Tracking project

food security
$225,000
2016

general support, $225,000 per year for three years, effective July 2016 (payment one of three, total grant amount $675,000)

food security
$100,000
2015

general support

food security

A community-centered network of food sourcing and distribution that aims to alleviate the problems of hunger and poor nutrition in Berkeley. The organization hosts convenings, provides trainings, and coordinates donated food deliveries for member organizations.

Amount
Year
Purpose
Giving Areas
$50,000
2019

general support

food security
$30,000
2018

general support

food security

The only emergency grocery program in the area. It serves 2,000 Berkeley and Alameda residents each year. It partners with Alameda County Community Food Bank, local grocery rescue partners, and neighborhood Gleaners to distribute fresh produce, dairy, frozen meat, and USDA goods at its pantry three days a week.

Amount
Year
Purpose
Giving Areas
$10,000
2016

general support

food security
$25,000
2016

capital support to purchase van for grocery rescue and operations

food security

A statewide membership organization of 43 food banks. It provides members with a range of programs, services, and resources to help end hunger in their communities. Among its many programs, it helps build food bank capacity, provides funding opportunities and food resources, and strengthens local advocacy efforts.

Amount
Year
Purpose
Giving Areas
$200,000
2019

general support, $200,000 per year for three years (payment one of three, total grant amount $600,000)

food security
$100,000
2018

general support, $100,000 per year for three years (payment three of three, total grant amount $300,000)

food security
$100,000
2018

general support, $100,000 per year for three years (payment three of three, total grant amount $300,000)

food security
$200,000
2017

general support

food security
$100,000
2017

general support, $100,000 per year for three years (payment two of three, total grant amount $300,000)

food security
$100,000
2017

general support, $100,000 per year for three years (payment two of three, total grant amount $300,000)

food security
$100,000
2016

general support, $100,000 per year for three years (payment one of three, total grant amount $300,000)

food security
$110,000
2016

to hire a full-time CalFresh Outreach Manager

food security
$100,000
2016

general support, $100,000 per year for three years (payment one of three, total grant amount $300,000)

food security

A statewide policy organization that dedicates its time, resources, and energy toward increasing low-income Californians' access to healthy food. Projects have focused on improving participation in CalFresh, National School Lunch Program, and Breakfast after the Bell, and supporting efforts to improve nutrition among children 0-5.

Amount
Year
Purpose
Giving Areas
$25,000
2019

efforts to protect benefits for immigrant families

food security
$150,000
2019

general support, $150,000 per year for three years (payment three of three, total grant amount $450,000)

food security
$150,000
2018

general support, $150,000 per year for three years (payment two of three, total grant amount $450,000)

food security
$150,000
2017

general support, $150,000 per year for three years (payment one of three, total grant amount $450,000)

food security
$70,000
2016

Healthy Food in Child Care, San Joaquin County Pilot

food security

A membership organization formed by directors of local WIC agencies that supports best practices for the WIC program through advocacy, training, and publications. It partners with 84 local WIC agencies which serve over 1.3M women, infants, and children per month in California. This represents approximately 60% of infants born in California annually.

Amount
Year
Purpose
Giving Areas
$75,000
2019

general support, $75,000 per year for three years (payment three of three, total grant amount $225,000)

food security
$75,000
2018

general support, $75,000 per year for three years (payment two of three, total grant amount $225,000)

food security
$65,000
2017

capacity building in support of modernizing the WIC program

food security
$75,000
2017

general support, $75,000 per year for three years (payment one of three, total grant amount $225,000)

food security
$25,000
2016

general support

food security
A membership organization focused on increasing early childhood food security and nutrition through protection and improvement of the federal Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).
Amount
Year
Purpose
Giving Areas
$25,000
2019

charitable activities of the Child Care Food Roundtable

food security
$25,000
2018

charitable activities of the Child Care Food Roundtable

food security
$25,000
2017

CCFP Roundtable strategic planning

food security
$25,000
2017

charitable activities of the Child Care Food Roundtable

food security

A national nonprofit that believes government can work for the people, by the people, in the 21st century. It organizes a network of people who build technology to further local governments' priorities of creating healthy, prosperous, and safe communities.

Amount
Year
Purpose
Giving Areas
$70,000
2019

general support

food security
$150,000
2018

general support

food security
$150,000
2017

general support

food security

A regional food bank serving a rural community with high need where over 21% of residents live at or below the federal poverty level. It partners with seven agencies and directly distributes food to 4,500 people per month.

Amount
Year
Purpose
Giving Areas
$150,000
2019

general support, $150,000 per year for three years (payment one of three, total grant amount $450,000)

food security
$75,000
2018

general support, $75,000 per year for three years (payment three of three, total grant amount $225,000)

food security
$50,000
2017

capital support for building renovations

food security
$75,000
2017

general support, $75,000 per year for three years (payment two of three, total grant amount $225,000)

food security
$75,000
2016

general support, $75,000 per year for three years (payment one of three, total grant amount $225,000)

food security
$250,000
2016

capital support to purchase building

food security
$75,000
2015

general support

food security

A nonprofit that focuses on improving the health and the environmental impacts of urban residents. Core issues include food and farming, waste and consumerism, climate change prevention and resiliency, and sustainable living. It addresses these issues through education, demonstration, replication, and advocacy.

Amount
Year
Purpose
Giving Areas
$100,000
2019

general support, $100,000 per year for two years (payment one of two, total grant amount $200,000)

food security
$100,000
2018

general support

food security
$100,000
2017

general support

food security
The Emergency Food Bank is a grassroots food bank that provides food to residents in San Joaquin County who find themselves in emergency situations in San Joaquin County.
Amount
Year
Purpose
Giving Areas
$25,000
2019

general support

food security

A faith-based grassroots community organization in California’s Central Valley of 120 congregations representing over 100,000 families in Fresno, Kern, Merced, Stanislaus, and San Joaquin counties. It focuses on four initiatives to improve the communities it serves: clean energy jobs, police reform, immigrant rights, and affordable housing.

Amount
Year
Purpose
Giving Areas
$150,000
2019

general support

family support
$150,000
2018

general support

food security
$150,000
2017

general support

food security

A network of food banks, pantries, and meal programs serving all 50 states. The network provides more than 3 billion meals to people in need annually. It works to improve food security, educate the public about the problem of hunger, and advocate for legislation that protects people from going hungry.

Amount
Year
Purpose
Giving Areas
$150,000
2019

general support, $150,000 per year for three years (payment three of three, total grant amount $450,000)

food security
$150,000
2018

general support, $150,000 per year for three years (payment two of three, total grant amount $450,000)

food security
$150,000
2017

general support, $150,000 per year for three years (payment one of three, total grant amount $450,000)

food security
$100,000
2016

general support

food security

A regional food bank serving 90,000 residents annually through two direct programs and a network of 90 partner agencies. It's the largest provider of emergency supplemental food and a key proponent of anti-hunger education and advocacy in the community. Its Kids N.O.W. program provides food for children in need on weekends and school breaks.

Amount
Year
Purpose
Giving Areas
$85,000
2019

New refrigeration and shelving for local agency partners

food security
$250,000
2019

general support, $250,000 per year for three years (payment one of three, total grant amount $750,000)

food security
$200,000
2018

general support, $200,000 per year for three years, effective July 2016 (payment three of three, total grant amount $600,000)

food security
$215,000
2017

purchase of a new truck and software upgrades

food security
$200,000
2017

general support, $200,000 per year for three years, effective July 2016 (payment two of three, total grant amount $600,000)

food security
$500,000
2016

capital campaign for new building

food security
$200,000
2016

general support, $200,000 per year for three years, effective July 2016 (payment one of three, total grant amount $600,000)

food security
$75,000
2015

general support

food security

A regional food bank that serves 1 in 8 residents through its own programs and through 180 partner agencies.

Amount
Year
Purpose
Giving Areas
$250,000
2019

general support, $250,000 per year for three years (payment one of three, total grant amount $750,000)

food security
$100,000
2018

general support, $100,000 per year for three years, effective July 2016 (payment three of three, total grant amount $300,000)

food security
$100,000
2017

general support, $100,000 per year for three years, effective July 2016 (payment two of three, total grant amount $300,000)

food security
$100,000
2016

general support, $100,000 per year for three years, effective July 2016 (payment one of three, total grant amount $300,000)

food security
Food Shift works with communities and businesses to reduce food waste and improve community health through the recovery, redistribution, and processing of surplus food in Alameda County.
Amount
Year
Purpose
Giving Areas
$20,000
2019

the charitable activities of Food Shift

food security

A regional nonprofit working to create long-term change in local food systems by connecting California communities with healthy food from California farmers and expanding knowledge about food and nutrition.

Amount
Year
Purpose
Giving Areas
$90,000
2019

general support, $90,000 per year for two years (payment one of two, total grant amount $180,000)

food security
$100,000
2018

general support

food security
$75,000
2017

general support

food security
HOPE is a coalition of community residents, food justice organizations, and public agencies working to make healthy food available and accessible to every Oakland resident.
Amount
Year
Purpose
Giving Areas
$20,000
2019

the charitable activities of HOPE Collaborative

food security

A community organization that offers hot meals Monday through Friday at Catholic Charities' Eastside Neighborhood Center and Goodwill Industries. In addition, it partners with 18 nonprofit agencies from as far south as Gilroy to as far north as Palo Alto to provide free hot meals to their clients.

Amount
Year
Purpose
Giving Areas
$100,000
2019

general support

food security
$80,000
2018

purchase and use of delivery truck

food security
$75,000
2018

general support, $75,000 per year for three years (payment three of three, total grant amount $225,000)

food security
$75,000
2017

general support, $75,000 per year for three years (payment two of three, total grant amount $225,000)

food security
$75,000
2016

general support, $75,000 per year for three years (payment one of three, total grant amount $225,000)

food security
$25,000
2015

general support

food security
A community-led nonprofit working in partnership with local residents, family farmers, and community-based businesses to improve health, create wealth, and build assets through cooperative food enterprises in Alameda and San Joaquin Counties.
Amount
Year
Purpose
Giving Areas
$75,000
2019

general support

food security
$75,000
2018

general support

food security
$110,000
2017

capacity building for the 1440 7th Street Project

food security
$75,000
2017

general support

food security

Offers a robust daily meal program and distributes over 260,000 hot and cold meals annually to more than 30 nonprofit organizations in Santa Clara County as far south as Morgan Hill and Gilroy. It also serves Merced, Santa Cruz, and Monterey counties.

Amount
Year
Purpose
Giving Areas
$30,000
2019

general support

food security
$1,000
2018

general support

bright spots
$60,000
2018

general support, $60,000 per year for three years (payment three of three, total grant amount $180,000)

food security
$60,000
2017

general support, $60,000 per year for three years (payment two of three, total grant amount $180,000)

food security
$60,000
2016

general support, $60,000 per year for three years (payment one of three, total grant amount $180,000)

food security
$20,000
2015

general support

food security

A regional food bank serving local communities where 25.6% of residents are living at or under the federal poverty level. It works with 80 partner agencies to assist over 15,000 people each month.

Amount
Year
Purpose
Giving Areas
$75,000
2019

capacity building for partner agencies in Merced County

food security
$150,000
2019

general support, $150,000 per year for three years (payment one of three, total grant amount $450,000)

food security
$85,000
2018

general support, $85,000 per year for three years (payment three of three, total grant amount $255,000)

food security
$49,000
2017

to launch a CalFresh Outreach program, $49,000 per year for two years (payment two of two, total grant amount $98,000)

food security
$85,000
2017

general support, $85,000 per year for three years (payment two of three, total grant amount $255,000)

food security
$175,000
2017

capacity building for infrastructure and partner agency development

food security
$49,000
2016

to launch a CalFresh Outreach program, $49,000 per year for two years (payment one of two, total grant amount $98,000)

food security
$85,000
2016

general support, $85,000 per year for three years (payment one of three, total grant amount $255,000)

food security
$200,000
2016

purchase of 24 ft refrigerated box truck, warehouse equipment, office needs and materials, jumpstart of new campaign

food security

A network of community gardens and orchards in Santa Cruz's Pajaro Valley that aims to increase access to fresh fruits and vegetables for low-income families. The organization provides plots of land to farmworker families who contribute to the region's agricultural industry, yet are disproportionally impacted by food insecurity.

Amount
Year
Purpose
Giving Areas
$30,000
2019

the charitable activities of Mesa Verde Gardens

food security
$30,000
2018

the charitable activities of Mesa Verde Gardens

food security

A national education and advocacy organization that is the voice of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) and its constituents. It provides its members with tools and leadership to expand and sustain effective nutrition services for the 7 million mothers and young children who rely on WIC's vital support.

Amount
Year
Purpose
Giving Areas
$25,000
2019

general support, $25,000 per year for two years (payment one of two, total grant amount $50,000)

food security
$50,000
2018

general support

food security

A nonprofit with a strong volunteer base that distributes fresh produce from Alameda County Community Food Bank and rescued groceries. It serves over 400 people weekly in West Oakland.

Amount
Year
Purpose
Giving Areas
$10,000
2016

general support

food security

A collaborative comprised of professionals and community residents working to ensure that healthy food is available and accessible to every Oakland resident.

Amount
Year
Purpose
Giving Areas
$25,000
2018

the charitable activities of the Oakland Food Policy Council

food security

A food pantry and kitchen that provides families with nutritious food, education, and referrals in cooperation with other agencies.

Amount
Year
Purpose
Giving Areas
$10,000
2018

general support

food security
$20,000
2017

general support

food security
$20,000
2016

general support

food security

A volunteer organization dedicated to alleviating hunger in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. It reduces food insecurity and food waste by diverting edible surplus food from restaurants, caterers, and corporate cafeterias to shelters, family meal programs, and affordable housing complexes. It delivers 30,000 meals a week to families and individuals in need.

Amount
Year
Purpose
Giving Areas
$40,000
2019

general support, $40,000 per year for three years (payment one of three, total grant amount $120,000)

food security
$40,000
2018

general support, $40,000 per year for three years (payment three of three, total grant amount $120,000)

food security
$30,000
2017

purchase of a new vehicle

food security
$40,000
2017

general support, $40,000 per year for three years (payment two of three, total grant amount $120,000)

food security
$40,000
2016

general support, $40,000 per year for three years (payment one of three, total grant amount $120,000)

food security

A community organization with two safe and free, vibrant outdoor spaces for children to play and learn in Richmond's Iron Triangle neighborhood. Together with residents, it creates and sustains beautiful spaces for people of all ages to be with one another.

Amount
Year
Purpose
Giving Areas
$50,000
2019

general support, $50,000 per year for three years (payment two of three, total grant amount $150,000)

safe spaces
$50,000
2018

general support, $50,000 per year for three years (payment one of three, total grant amount $150,000)

safe spaces
$50,000
2017

general support

safe spaces
$50,000
2016

planning phase of Pogo Park Food Program

food security
$125,000
2016

general support

safe spaces
$215,000
2016

capital support to complete the Tot Lot

safe spaces

A faith-based organization that distributes groceries to families in San Jose twice a week and the homeless population everyday. It also has a large school distribution program.

Amount
Year
Purpose
Giving Areas
$10,000
2016

general support

food security
$10,000
2015

general support

food security

Two-county food bank that serves 225,000 people each year, through partnerships with 450 agencies. Each week, 30,000 families are served through its food pantries.

Amount
Year
Purpose
Giving Areas
$50,000
2018

general support, $50,000 per year for three years (payment three of three, total grant amount $150,000)

food security
$50,000
2017

general support, $50,000 per year for three years (payment two of three, total grant amount $150,000)

food security
$50,000
2016

general support, $50,000 per year for three years (payment one of three, total grant amount $150,000)

food security
$50,000
2015

general support

food security

A regional two-county food bank that works with 190 partners to serve 35,000 individuals each month.

Amount
Year
Purpose
Giving Areas
$150,000
2019

general support, $150,000 per year for three years (payment one of three, total grant amount $450,000)

food security
$75,000
2018

general support, $75,000 per year for three years, effective July 2016 (payment three of three, total grant amount $225,000)

food security
$52,000
2017

to launch a CalFresh Outreach program, $52,000 per year for two years (payment two of two, total grant amount $104,000)

food security
$75,000
2017

general support, $75,000 per year for three years, effective July 2016 (payment two of three, total grant amount $225,000)

food security
$52,000
2016

to launch a CalFresh Outreach program, $52,000 per year for two years (payment one of two, total grant amount $104,000)

food security
$75,000
2016

general support, $75,000 per year for three years, effective July 2016 (payment one of three, total grant amount $225,000)

food security
$75,000
2015

general support

food security

A regional food bank serving over 56,000 county residents each month through a network of more than 200 agencies and programs.

Amount
Year
Purpose
Giving Areas
$45,000
2019

a leadership development initiative

food security
$250,000
2019

general support, $250,000 per year for three years (payment one of three, total grant amount $750,000)

food security
$6,000
2018

general support

bright spots
$200,000
2018

general support, $200,000 per year for three years, effective July 2016 (payment three of three, total grant amount $600,000)

food security
$200,000
2017

general support, $200,000 per year for three years, effective July 2016 (payment two of three, total grant amount $600,000)

food security
$200,000
2016

general support, $200,000 per year for three years, effective July 2016 (payment one of three, total grant amount $600,000)

food security
$100,000
2015

general support

food security

A two-county regional food bank that collaborates with a network of 330 partner nonprofit agencies operating at 700 different food distribution sites. It serves a quarter million people per month, the majority of whom are seniors and families with children.

Amount
Year
Purpose
Giving Areas
$450,000
2019

general support, $450,000 in FY 2019-20, $350,000 in FY 2020-21, and $350,000 in FY 2021-22 (payment one of three, total grant amount $1,150,000)

food security
$500,000
2018

capacity building support for new positions in operations, IT and development, $500,000 per year for three years, effective July 2016 (payment three of three, total grant amount $1,500,000)

food security
$500,000
2018

general support, $500,000 per year for three years, effective July 2016 (payment three of three, total grant amount $1,500,000)

food security
$500,000
2018

general support, $500,000 per year for three years (payment three of three, total grant amount $1,500,000)

food security
$500,000
2017

capacity building support for new positions in operations, IT and development, $500,000 per year for three years, effective July 2016 (payment two of three, total grant amount $1,500,000)

food security
$500,000
2017

general support, $500,000 per year for three years, effective July 2016 (payment two of three, total grant amount $1,500,000)

food security
$500,000
2017

general support, $500,000 per year for three years (payment two of three, total grant amount $1,500,000)

food security
$500,000
2016

capacity building support for new positions in operations, IT and development, $500,000 per year for three years, effective July 2016 (payment one of three, total grant amount $1,500,000)

food security
$500,000
2016

general support, $500,000 per year for three years, effective July 2016 (payment one of three, total grant amount $1,500,000)

food security
$500,000
2016

general support, $500,000 per year for three years (payment one of three, total grant amount $1,500,000)

food security
$250,000
2015

general support

food security

A regional civic planning organization that conducts research, education, and advocacy to promote good planning and develop solutions to the big problems San Francisco Bay Area cities face.

Amount
Year
Purpose
Giving Areas
$75,000
2019

general support, $75,000 per year for two years (payment one of two, total grant amount $150,000)

food security
$75,000
2018

general support

food security
$75,000
2017

general support

food security

A year-round, daily lunch program that serves 500 meals a day. It distributes grocery bags and clothing to clients and prepares lunches and hot dinners for several local nonprofit organizations.

Amount
Year
Purpose
Giving Areas
$10,000
2016

general support

food security
$15,000
2015

general support

food security

An all-volunteer organization that offers a warm and welcoming dining room that serves healthy meals with all the trimmings, including linen tablecloths, fresh flowers, and music. It believes in treating each guest with dignity and respect.

Amount
Year
Purpose
Giving Areas
$5,000
2016

general support

food security
$5,000
2015

general support

food security

A Richmond-based nonprofit that cultivates agriculture in West Contra Costa County to help the community build a more sustainable, healthy, and just food system. It hires and trains residents to work with schools, community-based organizations, government agencies, businesses, and individuals to develop the capacity to produce 5% of their own food supply.

Amount
Year
Purpose
Giving Areas
$75,000
2019

general support, $75,000 per year for two years (payment one of two, total grant amount $150,000)

food security
$75,000
2018

general support

food security
$75,000
2017

general support

food security

A 6-acre community farm focused on connecting people from diverse backgrounds through food and farming to build community in East San Jose.

Amount
Year
Purpose
Giving Areas
$50,000
2019

general support

food security
$25,000
2018

strategic planning and executive and staff coaching

food security
$50,000
2018

general support

food security
$50,000
2017

general support

food security

A rapid response food rescue and distribution program providing high-quality food to local feeding programs, food pantries, homeless programs, and other community partners.

Amount
Year
Purpose
Giving Areas
$40,000
2019

Food recovery and redistribution programs in Contra Costa County

food security
$40,000
2018

general support

food security
$40,000
2017

general support

food security

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