Wed 20 Oct 2021 4:22PM

CFCC Market Greens grants

EME Erica May / EM Public Seen by 15

Market Greens grants

"Market Greens is a new CFCC program that increases affordable access to fresh fruits and vegetables through subsidized community markets, targeted financial incentives, and produce prescriptions. The program aims to promote health and reduce disease risk, particularly for communities with greater barriers to healthy food access who are more vulnerable to diet-related conditions such as heart disease and diabetes.

Market Greens grants support organizations to establish new affordable fruit and vegetable markets and offer targeted financial incentives that can be redeemed for fresh produce at new and existing affordable markets." https://cfccanada.ca/en/Our-Work/Grants

This grant seems like it was made for Farm to Table Wednesdays, and the application cycle starts in November so we could really get our ducks in a row.. Wonder if we should bring it to an Eco Just Food Network meeting?


josephine grey Fri 12 Nov 2021 5:20AM

Yes we are and lets get on this grant- Expanding and subsidizing the buying club can be a "new" market as would co-purchasing imported food.


Erica May / EM Mon 8 Nov 2021 9:00PM

Are we a qualified donee as an incorporated non-profit?

Qualified donees

Qualified donees are as follows:

  • a registered charity (including a registered national arts service organization)

  • a registered Canadian amateur athletic association

  • a registered housing corporation resident in Canada constituted exclusively to provide low-cost housing for the aged

  • a registered Canadian municipality

  • a registered municipal or public body performing a function of government in Canada

  • a registered university outside Canada, the student body of which ordinarily includes students from Canada

  • a registered charitable organization outside Canada to which Her Majesty in right of Canada has made a gift

  • Her Majesty in right of Canada, a province, or a territory

  • the United Nations and its agencies


Erica May / EM Mon 8 Nov 2021 12:22PM

We're now accepting applications for new Market Greens partners! Applications are open until Friday, January 21 at 11:59 p.m. PST. There are two grant streams:

  1. New Market and Produce Subsidies Grant ($70,000 over 2 years)

  2. Produce Subsidies Grant (at an existing market) ($20,000 over 2 years)


Petra hanzlik Tue 26 Oct 2021 6:41PM

Hi everyone and thanks EM for asking! I definitely think we should bring it up at our next meeting and yes it does look like a custom fit! Btw, and I will poke around when did we reschedule that meeting to? Thanks