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GRANT GUIDELINES

 

If your organization has any questions about our new funding cycle and its implications, please see our FAQ, and read on below.

 

 

FUNDING CYCLES

The Campbell Soup Foundation currently hosts an annual grant cycle. To see the dates of our cycle and to access grant forms, please click here to access our grant portal.

If this is your first time accessing the grant portal, please click the “New Applicant” link to create an account.

 

 

AREAS OF FOCUS

The Campbell Soup Foundation focuses its giving on three strategic areas:

  1. Increasing access to healthy food
  2. Encouraging healthy living through nutrition education and physical activity
  3. Nurturing Campbell neighborhoods by transforming the physical spaces where people live, learn, and play

 

 

 

 

ELIGIBLE INSTITUTIONS AND FUNDING CRITERIA

The Foundation limits grants to nonprofit organizations which are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Grants are made to institutions that serve Camden, N.J., and locations where we have operations in the U.S.:

 

 

 

California

Bakersfield
Dixon
Emeryville
Santa Monica
Stockton

Connecticut

Bloomfield
Norwalk

 

Florida

Lakeland

 

 

Illinois

Downers Grove

 

 

Michigan

Ferndale
Grand Rapids

 

 

New Jersey

Camden
East Brunswick

 

North Carolina

Maxton

 

 

Ohio

Napoleon
Willard

 

 

Pennsylvania

Denver
Downingtown

 

Texas

Paris

 

Utah

Richmond

 

Washington

Everett
Prosser

 

Wisconsin

Milwaukee

 

 

Please note that priority is given to applicants who have established an ongoing relationship with the local office or operating facility.

 

We look for proposals to meet the following criteria as we make our funding decisions:

  • The proposed work aligns with one (or more) of the three strategic areas of focus described above
  • The proposed work supports our mission to strengthen and empower healthy communities, and aligns with our philosophy around sustainable and systematic change
  • The proposed plan is clear and compelling, with measurable goals and results
  • The organization partners with others to work collaboratively within the community and to leverage additional support and funding sources
  • The organization displays strong and effective leadership both internally and externally in the community
  • The organization has engaged with Campbell employees in the past or demonstrates opportunities for future engagement

 

INELIGIBLE ENTITIES

Grants are not made to / given for the following:

  • Organizations that are based outside the United States and its territories
  • Individuals, including scholarships, loans and sponsorships
  • Organizations that limit their services to members of one religious group or whose services propagate religious faith or creed
  • Political organizations and those having the primary purpose of influencing legislation of/or promoting a particular ideological point of view
  • Units of government
  • Events and sponsorships
  • Sports related events, activities and sponsorships

 

The Campbell Soup Foundation does not provide product donations. The Campbell Soup Company directs its product donations to Feeding America, our nation’s largest food bank network and its more than 200 member food banks. Organizations seeking product donations should reach out to their local Feeding America food bank. For a list of member food banks, click here.

 

 

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

 

The Campbell Soup Foundation now uses a single-stage Request for Proposal (RFP) process.  There is no longer a Letter of Intent (LOI) as part of the application process.

 

Overview of the process:

  • At the start of the grant cycle, the application form will become available on the grant portal.
  • Applicants must submit their proposals via the grant portal. Click here to access the portal and login to your account.  If this is your first time accessing the grant portal, please click the “New Applicant” link to create an account. Proposals submitted via regular mail or email will not be reviewed.
  • All institutions seeking funding must first take the Eligibility Survey to determine if they can apply for funding through the Campbell Soup Foundation, per the eligibility requirements outlined above.
  • Once the institution is deemed eligible to apply, they can complete and submit their RFP form. (Submission deadlines will be indicated on the grant portal home page)
  • Upon the submission deadline, proposals will be reviewed by Campbell Soup Foundation staff, Executive Committee, and Trustees to determine which will be funded.
  • Once decisions are made, applicants will be notified of the decision (per the notification date indicated on the grant portal home page)
  • Applicants can check the status of their request by logging into the grant portal.

 

 

Additional documentation:

As part of the RFP form, applicants will be asked to submit the following:

  • Form 990
  • Tax Exempt form
  • High-level budget for the proposal
  • Organization budget
  • Board list
  • Optional additional documents such as external evaluations, impact reports, participant feedback, and current strategic plan

 

If your organization has any questions about our new funding cycle and its implications, please read our FAQ. 

For any additional questions after reviewing the information above, please reach out to the Campbell Soup Foundation program manager, Kate Barrett at kate_barrett@campbellsoup.com