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Extra Credit Grants

Raley’s Extra Credit grants promote nutrition education, wellness and food literacy while creating the next generation of healthy eaters.

How It Works

Accredited K-12 academic institutions (public, charter and private) are invited to apply for funding once per school year. Grant amounts are determined by the size and scope of the proposed project—there is no minimum or maximum funding request required. The Raley’s Wellness Education Panel will consider the following when reviewing a proposal:

  • Number of students impacted
  • Commitment from school and school support system
  • Level of school involvement

Examples of grant-funded projects that meet our guidelines include:

  • Sustainable gardens where students get hands-on experience growing fresh produce and learning about the nutritional benefits of produce
  • Refillable water stations that promote a healthy lifestyle and physical activity
  • Programs that enhance nutritional content of food served at school
  • Curriculum materials for professional development
  • Programs that promote culinary arts, agriculture, food hospitality, food production and/or basic food science principles (STEM)

Requests that fall outside our giving guidelines include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Third party requests, such as an organization or team raising funds on behalf of a nonprofit
  • Individual sponsorships, such as sports, beauty, scholastic, or talent competitions or events
  • Events or fundraisers benefiting an individual
  • National or international relief efforts
  • Travel costs or trips

Applications must be submitted online during either the fall or spring funding cycle.

Fall cycle
Applications are accepted July 1 – July 31
Wellness Education Panel review begins August 1
Notification of funding decision will occur by September 30

Spring cycle
Applications are accepted January 1 – February 16
Wellness Education Panel review begins February 19
Notification of funding decision will occur by April 2

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