Chefs Move to Schools Grant

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Applications for Chefs Move to Schools grants will open again in the first quarter of 2015.

Click here to learn our requirements and familiarize yourself with our application form.

Application Deadline: TBA

The Chefs Move to Schools Grant provides funds for culinary professionals to help our children eat right by teaching them about food, nutrition and cooking. Funds can be used from garden to table, and culinary professionals may seek funding for any program that promotes health and wellness in schools. For example, the grant may be used to plant a garden, teach a class, promote or create a wellness program for students or parents, or assist in creating a school curriculum that focuses on healthy eating.

In order to qualify, the grant applicant must have the support of the school principal and, in some cases, additional school personnel. Title I schools will be given preference.

This grant is designed to support volunteer efforts by culinary professionals in public schools that serve children living at or below the poverty level. Awards up to $1500 are intended not pay for volunteer hours but to defray a wide range of expenses, including food costs, garden supplies, educational materials, and other out-of-pocket costs for volunteers.

Culinary professionals who seek to implement projects in a public school may apply for funding from The Culinary Trust by downloading and completing the application and submitting with required attachments by email to Laura Atkinson, Executive Director, at or by regular mail the to:

The Culinary Trust
P.O. Box 5485
Portland, OR  97228

Applications will be considered quarterly with the next application deadline to be announced in the first quarter of 2015.  The Culinary Trust strives to make decisions within 30 days of the application deadline.

For more information please email

The California Table Grape Commission is the founding sponsor of The Culinary Trust’s Chefs Move to Schools Grant.

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