Inspired by the work of Slow Food Middle Tennessee, Slow Food Tennessee Valley is launching our own community enrichment grant program to support local food-related entities whose work supports the greater mission of Slow Food USA: Good, Clean, and Fair Food for All.
Applicants might include farmers, restaurant and food truck owners, school and community garden coordinators, nonprofits working for food justice and access, food entrepreneurs, chefs, educators, and more. We hope the community will take this opportunity to highlight all the wonderful things going on our slice of Tennessee.
The Slow Food Tennessee Valley board, along with two additional outside reviewers, will strive to grant applicants who meet a community need; represent the diversity of Knoxville, Knox County, and the surrounding counties; use the funds efficiently; and whose work embodies the ideals of Slow Food.
For the grant program’s inaugural year, a total of $3000 in funds, primarily raised through the Pesto Festo dinner and silent auction, will be awarded in increments of $250, $500 and $1000. We plan to award one recipient at $1000, two at $500, and four at $250, but the total award and breakdown will be dependent on the number and quality of applications.
Applications for the 2019 Grant are currently closed.