FreshLo grantees across the country are developing innovative approaches to economic development, cultural expression and health through food-oriented development. In 2017, The Kresge Foundation granted $4.6 million to communities to implement projects. Each organization completed a one-year planning phase to address the needs of their community and engage residents in the design of the project in order to receive implementation funding.
Green Opportunities is using their FreshLo planning grant to develop a comprehensive strategy that will strengthen their food programs to impact creative revitalization of the Southside neighborhood in ways that are inclusive and neighborhood-driven.
Grants catalyze innovative food-oriented development projects in 23 communities
The Kresge Foundation awards $4.6M in implementation grants for projects that combine healthy food and Creative Placemaking as part of the FreshLo initiative
Kresge names nine experts to FreshLo advisory committee
Experts in sustainable food development, creative placemaking and community development will provide guidance for initiative
Participants tap energy of FreshLo food-and-culture initiative during lively kickoff convening
Convening brought together organizations awarded Kresge grants to create strategies that strengthen economic vitality, cultural expression and health outcomes in neighborhoods
National Program Office
DAISA Enterprises serves as the National Program Office for FreshLo. With expertise working at the nexus of food, health, economy and community, the DAISA team provides strategic guidance for the initiative, manages daily operations, supports strategic learning, and works with FreshLo partners to build capacity.