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Simply Organic is committed to helping nourish the millions of food insecure in the United States and Canada through the Simply Organic Giving Fund, and supporting organic agricultural development and grower communities as part of Frontier Co-op.

The Simply Organic Giving Fund Grant Program

In 2018, we committed to focusing the Simply Organic Giving Fund Grant Program on addressing an issue that’s especially persistent and critical, but that is often overlooked or misunderstood: food insecurity. We’re working to help organizations across the United States and Canada to nourish the millions of food insecure in our communities by supporting organizations that provide access to healthy, organic food options. 

Our 2024 grant recipients for this year include Dion's Chicago Dream Inc., Emergency Food Network, Matthew 25, Project Worthmore, and Sharing Excess.

Learn more about each of these organizations and past grant recipients below, and listen to Tony Bedard, Frontier Co-op CEO, discuss the impact of our Simply Organic Giving Fund Grant program with Food Navigator.

2024 Giving Fund Grant Recipients

Dion’s Chicago Dream Inc.

Dion’s Chicago Dream brings fresh, healthy produce to the doorsteps of families in low-income communities throughout the Chicagoland area, relieving food insecurity with access to quality produce.


Emergency Food Network

Emergency Food Network’s Mother Earth Farms provides organic produce to local food pantries in Pierce County, Washington. They offer 100+ varieties of fruits, vegetables and herbs to help pantry guests from a wide range of backgrounds access fresh, culturally significant food.


Matthew 25

Matthew 25’s Groundswell Café is a “pay-it-forward” eatery in Cedar Rapids, Iowa that provides fresh, organic meals to individuals of all income levels — regardless of their ability to pay.


Project Worthmore

Project Worthmore’s Delaney Community Farm supports Denver-area refugees through sustainable agriculture training, education and employment. Organic produce is then harvested and distributed to refugee families through the Yu Meh Food Share program.


Sharing Excess

Sharing Excess helps bridge the gap between food surplus and food scarcity by rescuing and redistributing excess food from businesses and wholesalers to people in need — relieving food insecurity throughout Philadelphia and now with help from Simply Organic, New York City. 


Giving Fund Grant Application

The Simply Organic Giving Fund strives to nourish the millions of food insecure in the US and Canada by providing access to nutrient-dense organic food to populations in need. 
Check back later for updated grant application and guidelines for 2025 funding.

2024 Grant Guidelines

Please be sure to check out the grant guidelines below for this year! The Simply Organic Giving Fund has made some adjustments to eligibility requirements including restrictions around organizational budget and grant request amounts.

 

Simply Organic's Giving History 


Providing consumers the opportunity to use their buying power to support the environmental and social values of organic agriculture has always been part of Simply Organic. Since 2001, we've given back more than $2 million to supporting organic agricultural development and grower communities, including:

  • Helping growers in developing countries produce and market certified organic products.
  • Building training centers that teach organic agriculture methods and wells that bring fresh water to villages; supporting schools, meal programs and other social projects in grower communities.
  • Supporting U.S. organic research and education projects, scholarships in sustainable agriculture, and organic-growing-based social organizations such as urban gardens and community food banks.