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    CURRENT MEMBER-ONLY FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

    *To be eligible for any Meals on Wheels America funding, your program must be an active Member
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    2017 BRAND ADOPTION GRANTS

    We are now accepting applications from eligible Member programs for funds that can be used to cover the cost of brand-related expenses, including, but not limited to the development of a branded website, freelance design work, business cards, letterhead and items produced to support your brand launch. For most programs, the grant amount will be enough to cover the cost of developing a branded website through our brand partner OneEach Technologies. Plus, your program can be eligible even if you have already officially adopted, or if you adopt between now and the application deadline of December 8, 2017.
     
    Benefits of adopting the Meals on Wheels brand include: 

    • An instantaneous and strong visual tie to the national movement, which will help you leverage all Meals on Wheels exposure across the country to make your program's voice even louder
    • Affordable, branded stationery design and printing through the Print & Design Shop
    • Free, unlimited use of all the photos in our Photo Library
    • Significantly reduced costs on a robust, mobile responsive website (templates shown below) and ongoing support through our exclusive partnership with OneEach Technologies
    Grants are available to support Members in good standing that have or will adopt the Meals on Wheels brand for their local program by the December 8 application deadline. Even if your program has already adopted, it is still eligible to receive funding to further support brand implementation. Programs that have previously received a Brand Grant are not eligible at this time. See more information on eligibility and terms here.

    To apply, eligible programs must submit an application through Meals on Wheels America's Online Grant System, along with a signed license agreement. It is important to note that if your program name is not in the form of "Meals on Wheels (geographic location)" – e.g., Meals on Wheels Springfield – you must also submit a copy of your DBA (Doing Business As) document from your state by December 8, 2017.
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    2017 SUBARU SHARE THE LOVE EVENT REVENUE SHARE

    For the 10th year in a row, Subaru of America has invited Meals on Wheels to participate in its annual Share the Love Event! From November 16, 2017, through January 2, 2018, Subaru will donate $250 to a host of charities – including Meals on Wheels America – for every new Subaru vehicle sold or leased, based on customer choice.
     
    We're once again distributing these funds to participating Members through a Revenue Share model. The more you help drive Subaru sales and customer selections of Meals on Wheels, the bigger your slice of the revenue pie.
     
    Last year, participating Members earned on average nearly $10,000!

    REGISTER NOW TO GET THE SCOOP

    Join representatives from Subaru of America and Meals on Wheels America on Wednesday, October 4 at 3:30 p.m. EDT for an informative webinar covering how you can get involved to maximize your earnings and support your program.
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    GET STARTED TODAY

    It's never too early to start planning your Share the Love Event activities! Check out Subaru's Retailer Outreach Guide for suggestions on how to engage a retailer near you. (Remember, you can still participate in the Share the Love Event even if you aren't able to form a local partnership.) 
     
    Stay tuned for more updates about the Share the Love Event and find our soon-to-be-released toolkit at www.mealsonwheelsamerica.org/sharethelovetoolkit.


     

    USING THE ONLINE GRANT SYSTEM IS EASY!

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    OTHER NATIONAL GRANT OPPORTUNITIES

    AoA/ACL: INNOVATIONS IN NUTRITION PROGRAMS AND SERVICES

    The Administration on Aging (AoA), part of the Administration for Community Living (ACL), is in search of innovative practices that advance the aging network towards evidenced based practices that enhance the quality and effectiveness of nutrition services programs or outcomes.

    Examples, include but are not limited to service products that:

    • Appeal to caregivers (such as web-based ordering systems and carryout food products);
    • Increase involvement of volunteers (such as retired chefs);
    • Consider eating habits and choice (such as variable meal times, salad bars, or more fresh fruits and vegetables); and
    • Incorporate new service models (testing variations and hybrid strategies).

    The deadline for submitting your grant application is August 7, 2017.
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    C&S WHOLESALE GROCERS MINI GRANTS

    In order to promote positive change in communities and to develop relationships with local nonprofit organizations, C&S Wholesale Grocers offers the following mini grants:

    • Cash up to $1,000
      For projects and programs that improve the quality of  life in communities and neighborhoods that help people and effect important local issues.
    • Cash up to $500
      For local special events to raise funds and awareness for local causes and organizations, or for community celebrations.
    • Modest amounts of food/products
      For nonprofits to use for special events, celebrations, or fund raising purposes. 
    • Printing Services (available for groups located in VT and NH only)

    The deadline for these grants is the first of each month. Printing applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

    Please note that there are geographic restrictions for this opportunity. Find out whether your program is eligible before applying here
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    U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA) COMMUNITY FACILITIES DIRECT LOAN & GRANT PROGRAM

    This program provides affordable funding to develop essential community facilities in rural areas.  An essential community facility is defined as a facility that provides an essential service to the local community for the orderly development of the community in a primarily rural area, and does not include private, commercial or business undertakings.

    Funds can be used to purchase, construct, and/or improve essential community facilities, purchase equipment and pay related project expenses.  Relevant examples of essential community facilities include:

    • Community support services such as community centers (senior centers)
    • Local food systems such as community gardens, food pantries, community kitchens, food banks, food hubs or greenhouses

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