Network Investment

DEADLINE EXTENDED to Tuesday, October 4!

Welcome to our Network Investment Grant Center for the latest information on funding to support our network partners.

The Community FoodBank of New Jersey (CFBNJ) and our partners at Mercer Street Friends (MSF) and NORWESCAP, recognize the extraordinary efforts that you, our network partners, put in every day to ensure that our neighbors receive nutritious food. You face tremendous challenges and play a vital role in our ability to execute our mission. To support your work, we continue our commitment to you with our state-wide, multi-million-dollar Network Investment Grant initiative.

CFBNJ Network Investment Grant Overview

In FY23, we will have two rounds of grants. Partners in good standing with CFBNJ regulations may apply for one or both of the following grants:

  • Phase 1: Operational Needs Grant
    • Application Dates: 8.15.22 – 10.4.22
    • Total Funding: $750,000
    • Maximum Grant per Partner: $15,000
    • Funding Needs: Immediate grant funding to address operational needs today, such as refrigeration, purchase of reusable bags, freezer blankets, tables, tents, support for retail gleaning such as gas cards, etc.
  • Phase 2: Capacity Building and Innovation (Later in FY23)
    • Timing: Anticipated application January, 2023
    • Funding: More than $2.5M
    • Funding Needs: Programs that address hunger, health and nutrition and support innovative concepts.

How to Apply for Grants from CFBNJ

You can now apply for the Phase I: Operational Needs Grant.

Grant Webinars

We have prepared several webinars to include an overview of our Network Investment Grant initiative and application process. Look for recordings on this page if you are unable to attend.

  • Network Operations Grant Kick-Off:

  • Network Operations Grant Application Process


Get help applying for grants

  • One-to-One Application Support
  • Virtual Office Hours: No need to register, simply join using the link below. Virtual hours on Microsoft Teams will be hosted weekly by the WFH Team. This will be a group setting where you can collaborate and work through your grant application alongside other pantry leaders and organizations. The last Virtual Office Hour will be held on Monday, October 3, 2022.
    • Mondays: