The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) frequently gets requests for food diversion funding opportunities. Although there are currently no discretionary funds available specifically for food waste diversion from CalRecycle, we will post available federal, state or regional loans, grants, or contracts as they become available, so please check back periodically.
Additional CalRecycle Funding Information
- Food Waste Reduction Partnerships–Information on past food scrap diversion contracts with local jurisdictions and school districts.
- Grants, Payment and Loan Programs–Overview of CalRecycle grants, payment and loan programs
Other Grant Sources
Private foundations and nonprofit organizations periodically offer grant opportunities. The following organizations provide grant funding that may be applicable to food diversion projects or programs. The list is provided only as a resource to encourage food scrap diversion and should not be considered a complete list of available grant monies. CalRecycle does not sponsor or endorse any of these organizations. Before requesting applications for any grant, please read funding and grant selection criteria.
- Jenifer Altman Foundation
- Community Foundation of Silicon Valley
- Compton Foundation, Inc.
- Mary A. Crocker Trust
- East Bay Community Foundation
- Educational Foundation of America
- Energy Foundation
- Funding Exchange
- Marin Community Foundation
- Public Welfare Foundation
- Rockefeller Family Fund
- Seventh Generation Fund for Indian Development