Announcing: New mini-grants to help Hazon’s Seal of Sustainability Sites promote ethical food sourcing and animal welfare*
Thank you for your interest in putting your values into action by exploring food choices that promote ethical food sourcing and animal welfare.
- our food choices matter
- animal welfare is important
- this *is* a Jewish issue
- and we – right now – at a tipping point toward compassion
Click here to learn more.
With the generous support of EJF Philanthropies, Hazon is pleased to provide this wonderful mini-grant opportunity.
To obtain the mini-grant –
(a) Commit to one or more of the following:
- Reduce consumption of animal products
- Transition to higher welfare animal products
(b) Articulate how this will be a part of a long-term change in your institution’s food sourcing and policy
Grants of up to $1000 and will be granted on a matching basis, in $ or in-kind contributions. ‘In-kind’ can be, for example, hours of work, space, and other services that your community is contributing to the project. As we work together to plan your project, you will be requested to simply estimate the cost of your investment into the program/project and email us a list of your costs which should match the funds that you granted.
Examples of projects that you can do with this grant:
- Plan an all plant-based kiddush once a month with a commitment to continue this moving forward.
- Organize a screening of the film Eating Animals with a discussion to follow, and commit to increase the ratio of plant-based options.
- Shift to source higher welfare eggs for your kiddushim.
- Shift to source higher welfare meat/chicken for your holiday meals (or all!).
- Host a plant-based cooking demo with a chef for the community and commit to showcase these recipes in future community meals.
- Produce, print and/or distribute educational materials (e.g. signage, books, brochures) and commit to Meatless Mondays as a community.
- Be creative! Have more ideas? check in with us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The mini-grants can help offset the cost of switching to higher welfare products in the first year of transition and incentivize and support related educational programming. Use these links to learn more about committing to sourcing higher welfare eggs, and suggested projects in our relevant audit section.
The grants are not competitive and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so get started today!
Walk the talk, be the role model to families in your community, to communities around you, and to American Jewish institutions countrywide – as we take a stand together on this important issue.
- Mini-grants are available only to institutions currently participating in the Hazon Seal of Sustainability program.
- These national mini-grants are NOT available to sites which are supported by regional Hazon offices through local mini-grants. Contact our regional offices to learn about additional local grant opportunities: