Apply Now: Waste Reduction Grants Available to Alameda County Businesses!

By SLNext
In Uncategorized
Mar 2nd, 2020

StopWaste is currently accepting applications for a range of grant opportunities with total funding up to $400k available to both nonprofits and businesses, aimed at increasing individual, business, and community involvement in the reduction of waste in Alameda County. Areas of focus can be on waste prevention, reuse and recovery of goods and materials, as well as development, marketing, and use of recovered products.

Proposed projects must be located in and/or serve the residents and/or businesses of Alameda County. Applicants with open StopWaste grants must check with their grant managers to assess eligibility to apply for additional grant funding.

The deadline to apply is March 17, 2020 at 5PM.

To learn more, please visit the StopWaste webpage by clicking HERE. Please contact, 510-891-6500, for questions.

Grant Timeline And Process

  • Grants Open: Monday, February 10, 2020
  • Grant Applications Due: Tuesday, March 17, 2020
  • Review & Selection: March 18 – May 15, 2020
  • Grantees Announced: May 16, 2020
  • Grant Funding Agreements Executed: June 15, 2020

Grants available for 2020

Only one grant application per organization is permitted. The applicant is required to select the grant type that best aligns with their project. Grant categories for 2020 are:

  • Reuse & Repair
  • Food Waste Reduction
  • Waste Prevention Equipment
  • Community Outreach

San Leandro businesses who have previously received StopWaste grants are MedShare (Reuse & Repair Grant), and Community Impact Lab (Community Outreach Grant).

MedShare is a nonprofit that works with hospitals, distributors, and manufacturers to collect and redistribute medical products to healthcare facilities in medically underserved communities overseas as well as locally. MedShare utilized the grant to provide funds for a new and innovative biomedical equipment program to increase donations from hospitals and manufacturers to keep good equipment from being destroyed and landfilled.

Community Impact Lab is a nonprofit comprised of a diverse group of over 750 families that empowers its members to tackle social, economic, and educational disparities in their communities through monthly dinners, workshops, donation events, and more. With this grant, Community Impact Lab focused on building awareness and engagement in reducing wasted food by enlisting its members to take the six-week Stop Food Waste Challenge.

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