Levitt Foundation funds “youth-powered food justice.” Grants enable young people to learn about healthy eating and food systems AND take action to increase access to affordable fresh/nutritious foods in their own neighborhoods. The Foundation prefers neighborhood-based initiatives that engage young people in learning and action over an extended period of time and that are designed to build their confidence and self-esteem, citizenship skills, and leadership abilities. Activities may include urban farming, farmers’ markets, neighborhood food surveys, use of social media, community organizing and advocacy to enhance public policies and practices.
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New York, NY 10111
Food System Focus Areas: Nutrition Education and Food Literacy, Policy, Advocacy and Organizing, Urban Agriculture, Youth Leadership, Public Health and Healthy Food Access
Geographic Areas: New York City