Eat to Thrive
The T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies (CNS) is committed to increasing awareness of the extraordinary impact that food has on the health of our bodies, our communities, and our planet. In support of this commitment, CNS has created a Community Grants service initiative that empowers sustainable food-based initiatives around the world. We do this by providing grants to enable innovative start-ups and to propel the growth of existing initiatives.
Community education and food literacy
Access to healthy, affordable food
Regenerative food systems
Eat to Thrive
Puerto Rican Plant-Based Food Literacy Workshop Series
Las Marías, Puerto Rico
Eat for the Earth Communities
Santa Cruz, CA
Creating Healthy Habits that Last A Lifetime at the Mariposa Center for Girls in Cabarete, DR.
The T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies is committed to increasing awareness of the extraordinary impact that food has on the health of our bodies, our communities, and our planet. Our Community Grants initiative was created to foster solutions around some of the greatest challenges currently impeding total health:
Personal health: Never before has such a large percentage of the US population suffered from obesity and chronic diseases. And never before has the financial strain of health care so overwhelmed every other sector of our society, from business to education to government to everyday families with inadequate insurance.
Communal health: Despite increased food production, there are many social and structural challenges within the food system that limit access to healthy, affordable food, particularly in low-income communities and rural communities. Many low-income families have access to only processed and packaged unhealthy foods grown and distributed with a myriad of negative environmental impacts, including climate degradation and destruction. So limits to food access contribute not only to poor health outcomes, but also climate change.
Environment health: We are losing healthy topsoil, depleting and polluting water resources, destroying our world's rainforests, and endangering plant and animal species at an alarming rate. And never before have we introduced on such a large scale genetically altered varieties of plants, requiring the use of heavy doses of pesticides that affect other vital life forms.
From the microscopic to the macroscopic, from individuals to their societies and the ecosystems that support them—the health of each depends on the health of all. Community Grants allows us to support individuals and organizations that are creating solutions and making real change in each of these areas.
CNS will not be offering Community Grants in 2023. Typically, we accept applications once per year during the month of June. If you wish to receive notice of upcoming application dates, please sign up for the Community Grants Newsletter.