The Food Systems Leadership Network’s Activation Grants provide financial resources to enable you to work with fellow FSLN members and food systems leaders to create activities and programming that strengthen the connections, knowledge, and expertise of network members.
Whether you are looking to create something new, share program innovations, or bring your unique ideas for weaving together the FSLN community – we want to hear from you!
The goals of the Activation Grants Program are to:
The Activation Grants Program aims to advance the 2023-2025 FSLN Priorities and Activities, honor and amplify the creativity and innovation within the FSLN, and deliver impactful opportunities to FSLN members. Specific goals of the program are to:
The FSLN Activation Grants will support proposals up to $5,000; a total of $20,000 is available. Grant activities must take place between December 1, 2023 – August 31, 2024.
Informational Call and Office Hours:
The application window is September 1 – October 31, 2023.
Access the Info Call recording to learn more and meet potential collaborators. Follow up office hours will take place in September and October to answer any questions and workshop possible ideas.
Join us for our Office Hours call on Oct. 11 to get your questions answered and consider collaborating with other applicants. Register here.
Guidelines for Applying
Activation Grants must be used to support FSLN members working together to create something that will benefit the FSLN community. FSLN members do not have to be part of the same organization – in fact, it’s encouraged to collaborate with someone you do not typically/regularly work with!
Proposals should be in service to the network and help the network through one or more of these strategies:
Examples of potential projects include:
How to Apply:
Activation Grants Timeline
September – October 2023: Applications open
November 2023: Activation Grants decisions made
December 2023 – August 2024: Activities occur