Pathways to Economic Opportunity
Eliminating barriers and creating pathways to economic opportunity through projects that contribute to a healthy, sustainable, and equitable local food system.
- Workforce Development: Work readiness and advanced skills training programs for job placement, retention and career advancement. Priority will be given to programs connected to food system / local food economy.
- Farm & Food Related Businesses Development: Programs that provide resources and training for disadvantaged small business owners, including farmers. Opportunities to increase local food production and the procurement of locally grown and produced foods are also considered.
Grant Story: Accion
A nationwide nonprofit lending network, Accion provides fair and flexible loans, connections to business experts, and access to resources and opportunities specifically tailored to each business owner’s unique needs and goals.
*Leichtag Foundation cannot make grants to individuals or for-profit businesses.