RFP Deadline April 1, 2010

got breakfast? Foundation Announces Silent Hero Grants for Summer Food Programs

The got breakfast? Foundation, whose mission is to ensure that every child, regardless of background, starts the school day with a nutritious breakfast in order to learn, grow, and develop to his or her fullest potential, has announced the expansion of its Silent Hero Grant Program to participants in the federal Summer Nutrition Program.

The Silent Hero Grant Program is designed to encourage schools and nonprofit organizations to expand the reach of underutilized child nutrition programs, including the School Breakfast Program and, with this expansion, the Summer Nutrition Program.

Grants ranging from $2,000 to $10,000 will be awarded to public schools, nonprofit private schools, local governments, national youth sports programs, and 501©(3) nonprofit organizations participating in the Summer Nutrition Program. Grant funds can be used for such needs as serving equipment, program staffing, and nutrition education materials.

To be considered for the summer grant program projects must be centered around creating, continuing, or expanding federal Summer Nutrition Programs. Priority will be given to organizations creating a summer program where one did not previously exist.

Visit the got breakfast? Foundation Web site for the Request for Applications.