Micro Grants To Address Hunger Challenges

HHI aims to strengthen vital nonprofits promoting food security and access in the Dayton area by providing micro grants to quickly and efficiently address needs and gaps.

Micro grants are limited to one-time $5,000 - $10,000 awards. These grants are designed to provide build capacity for grass-roots projects aimed at reducing food insecurity.

*HHI reserves the right to update the evaluation criteria and micro-grant guidelines as necessary.

Evaluation Criteria 

Priority will be given to projects which:

  • Address needs in underserved areas or populations, especially minority and immigrants communities

  • Show a sustainable plan to continue after this funding is exhausted

  • Include collaboration with other organizations

  • Produce significant results for the money spent     

Micro Grants Guidelines 

  • The project must promote food security and access in the Dayton area. Some examples of micro-grants may include emergency repairs, equipment purchase or rental, technology, training, staff and one-time unexpected expenses.  

  • Applicants must be non-profits, either 501c3 or incorporated as an Ohio non-profit. Government and religious organizations are also welcome to apply.

  • Grant amounts may be less than $5,000 but must not exceed $10,000. This is a one time grant, non-renewable grant.

  • Grant must be expended in the 12-month period subsequent to receiving it. 

  • Applicant must provide a line item budget for project. Please use provided budget template. 

  • If funded, grantee must complete project impact updates as requested.

  • HHI reserves the right to request additional information about applicant organization, other funding options, budget and any other information need to make a decision.

For questions, please email Mark Willis. 

Applicants may apply online by clicking "Apply Online" below or by mailing an application to Hall Hunger Initiative, 1401 S Main St, Dayton, OH 45479. To print an application form, please see the button below.