Community Enrichment Grant

Slow Food Tennessee Valley 2024 Community Enrichment Grants

Applicants can 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. This is an opportunity for the community to highlight all the wonderful things going on in our slice of Tennessee.

The Slow Food Tennessee Valley board, along with two additional outside reviewers, will score grant applicants on how their proposed project meets a community need; represents the diversity of East Tennessee (counties within the Eastern Grand Division); plans to use the funds efficiently; and embodies the ideals of Slow Food – “good, clean, fair food for all.”

Three winners will receive $1000 in support of their project and will be invited to attend the Pesto Festo as guests of honor. Grant money will be presented at the Pesto Festo, which will be held at the Dancing Bear Lodge on Sunday, August 4th.

Deadline to apply is Sunday, July 14th at 11:59pm. Winners will be announced Tuesday, July 30, 2024th.
In order to encourage diversity in applicants and recipients, please do not apply if you have received the award in the last three years. If you have applied previously, but have not been awarded the grant, we encourage you to apply again this year.

For Application: Fill out and Email the below template to




Name of your organization:

Describe your organization and why it matters to East Tennessee:

Describe how you would use the grant money:

Do you agree to the use of your name and likeness by Slow Food Tennessee Valley to promote Slow Food Tennessee Valley activities, including but not limited to the community enrichment grant: