Newman's Own Foundation: Nutrition Security for Indigenous Youth

The Newman’s Own Foundation focuses its resources toward fighting for kids who face adversity.

The Nutrition Security for Indigenous Youth request for proposals supports organizations that build on the strengths of Native communities to enhance nutrition security for Native youth. The program supports 501(c)(3) organizations serving Native populations, tribal governments, educational institutions, and Native-owned social innovation businesses. Certain non-qualifying educational institutions and Native-owned social innovation organizations are eligible to apply with a 501(c)(3) organization as a fiscal sponsor.

Examples of projects include, but are not limited to:

  • coalition building and goal setting;
  • advocacy, education, and relationship building with key stakeholders and policy makers;
  • gardens at youth centers and schools;
  • youth culture camps focusing on traditional foods or gardening;
  • educational sessions on traditional food cultures, harvesting, processing, and foodways;
  • internship programs that develop Native youth leadership;
  • support for Native youth attendance at relevant conferences or convenings;
  • development of related programming at meetings or conferences; and,
  • films, storytelling, and art related to Native youth and food.

Activities not considered for this grant opportunity include lobbying or any political activity, or programs that are not in service to nutrition security for Native youth.

Application Procedures

Application guidelines are available on the webpage for the request for proposals. The first step is to take the short eligibility quiz.